Departure Points

All our canal boat rental bases offer a variety of routes and destinations. The right choice for you is dependent on how long you've got, how experienced you are, where you'd like to head for and what you'd like to do.

Choosing your departure base

Your Anglo Welsh base is the start and finish point for your holiday, where you will unpack, load up your boat and leave your car. All routes are suitable for novices or experienced cruisers - with the exception of the Bath to Bristol route where you'll be cruising on a tidal river. Once you have a base in mind, take a look at the suggested route information on the relevant web pages. These will indicate how many hours' cruising is required to reach your chosen destinations.

Boats should be returned by 9am on the final day of your holiday - or the afternoon before if you've made arrangements with the booking team. Please bear this in mind when deciding where you will moor on your last night.

A range of holiday durations

Cruises can start on Friday, Saturday, Monday or Tuesday, depending on your chosen route and range from three-night weekend breaks to four-night midweek get-aways, one week, 10 days, two weeks...the choice is yours!

Why Anglo Welsh?

40 years providing unique holidays
Modern & spacious fleet – from 2 to 12 berths
Wide choice of locations and routes
For novices & experienced boaters
Flexible booking, no hidden costs
Family friendly, pets welcome


Celebrity Traveller 

"As always with these guys, the staff who showed us over the boat were lovely, the boat itself was really comfy and within minutes we were off and cruising."
Stan Cullimore from 80's band "The Housemartins"

"Everything about the boat and the instruction was fantastic; and yes, women are better at driving narrowboats as well as cars!!! See you next year!"
Judith from Surrey

Ways to Book

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