The glorious bright yellow daffodil, trumpet raised to the sun as if to herald the return of narrowboat holidays on the canal. When the sun shines the canal comes back to life with the spring flowers and lush greens once again colouring the tow paths.

Next weekend sees our dayboat MOONLIGHTING take her first two trips of 2019, and we are looking forward to a busy season ahead with many birthdays and anniversary parties booked afloat as well as team-building days and family days out. MOONLIGHTING is designed to get you on the water just for a day. It is the ideal introduction to narrow-boating, or just another chance to spend time on the water. Shorter than our holiday boats, this little boat it the ideal size to get a feel for life afloat, so if you have always fancied a holiday on a narrowboat but haven’t quite managed it yet, then a dayhire may be you chance to see if you love it! Starting at just £135 for 10 people, this gives you the chance to experience boating and the day starts with all the training you’ll need to get cruising. Don’t worry though, we are just a phone call away and will be with you if needed! A leisurely day spend relaxing along the canal with a picnic aboard or a stop at the pub for lunch and refreshments.

If you find that you have a new love and can’t wait to spend more time afloat, then you can book a longer holiday and cruise further along the Kennet & Avon Canal through Pewsey towards Hungerford and even as far as Newbury if you have more than a week to spare! Our holiday boats are longer as they also have beds and bathrooms (with and showers hip-baths!), and Moonraker sleeps 2-4 and the other longer boats (Moonfleet, Moonstruck and Moonshine) sleep 4-6 people. Dogs are welcome too as they also love the freedom of a canal holiday with walks possible all day along the towpath!

So whatever this year brings, we hope you get a chance for a relaxing British break and choose a holiday afloat with White Horse Boats.