Whether you're looking for a week or two away with friends and family, or a day trip out on a boat - perhaps a relaxing cruise across Loch Lomond or sightseeing along the Thames - there are many possibilities across the UK for you to take advantage of. Read on to find out about boating holidays and days out...
There are many boating holidays on the market so our guide to holiday types will help you pick the most suitable to your experience and requirements. These are the key things to consider:
- Choose the type of holiday - inland or coastal boating
- Select a boating destination
- Choose the size of boat for your party
- Find a reputable company
Inland charter holidays are all about taking it easy.There is no itinerary - you set your own agenda choosing where and when to travel, and where to stop and what to do. In a week by canal you are likely to cover the same distance you could cover in an hour by car. But the journey will be a far richer one!
If this is your first inland cruise, you don't be worried: Navigating the inland waterways is not easy and the boat hire company will teach you everything you need to know before you start your holiday so you can cruise with complete confidence.
The canals and rivers of England, Scotland and Wales stretch for over 2,000 miles through some of the finest countryside and interesting cities imaginable - the Grand Union Canal, the Norfolk Broads, the Cheshire Ring, the Llangollen Canal and the Scottish Lochs. Whilst in Europe, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Poland all have extensive river and canal networks to explore.
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Coastal charter holidays are the ideal opportunity to feel the freedom of the sea and the exhilaration of exploring some of the most beautiful cruising areas the world has to offer aboard a sailing or motor yacht.
The unique thrill of coastal boating is open to anyone and everyone, regardless of previous boating experience and offers one of the greatest holiday experiences.
New Boaters shouldn't worry; when you charter your own sailing or motor yacht, you decide how involved you want to get in the sailing or driving of the yacht.
With coastal holidays you can locate yourself in a central base to discover the surrounding area, or a popular choice is to explore the coast by sailing from destination to destination, safe in the knowledge that help is close at hand, should you need it.
Popular UK cruising destinations include the Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, the Scottish Isles and Wales. If you prefer warmer climates, you can choose from holiday destinations such as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Far East.
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From city sightseeing to a relaxing lake or river cruise, or even an exhilarating ride in London, there are many different days out across the UK for you to choose from.
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