Your holiday hire includes the use of the boat and its inventory after adequate tuition. Gas for cooking is also included. Pets are welcome on our boats, and the first pet free.

All our boats have central heating, cooker, fridge, toilet, shower, radio/CD player and 240 volt mains inverter (max 1500W).  Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots/pans, toilet roll and a cleaning kit are provided, but bedding  is not. Please bring your own duvets/sleeping bags, pillows, pillow cases, sheets and towels.

There are generally no mooring charges – you can moor anywhere along the towpath for free – and the boat’s licence is already paid for, so no hidden extras. VAT is included in the quoted price.

Fuel and Parking are the only ‘extras’ we charge for.

Fuel This depends on how you boat – gentle use will result in around 30 litres on a short break – heavy use/ unnecessary speeding may result in up to twice this amount! The central heating also uses diesel so remember to allow for this in cooler weather perhaps adding up to 10litres. For a week the fuel may be between 70 and 120 litres depending on use as above. We will only charge you for the fuel you use, and this is measured on your return and deducted from your fuel deposit before we refund the remainder.

Parking  On arrival at Devizes Wharf (SN10 1EB) find somewhere to park and purchase a ticket from the machines, due to the whole wharf area being ‘Pay & Display’ (8am–6pm, except free on Sundays).  The fee is £6 per day you can pay your entire stay by phoning the instructions clearly stated on the side of the machine. We have been allocated parking spaces at the Devizes Sports Club (half a mile along the towpath) charged at £10 weekend, £15 midweek and £30 for the week. Contact us if you wish to add this to your booking.

Alternatively you may wish to park for free on the surrounding roads. Here’s a great map of the roads and car parks in Devizes.

(Please note that all parking is at your own risk and we cannot accept responsibility for any damage which occurs to your vehicle during your holiday with us.)

Fuel and Damage Deposit to keep your costs to a minimum we do not offer a damage waiver scheme, preferring to take a single £200 deposit, payable online two weeks before your holiday.  On your return we shall refuel the boat and deduct fuel used from your deposit at prevailing forecourt diesel pump prices. We hope you won’t have lost or broken anything, but if you do these items will also be deducted from your deposit ( and if you have had pets aboard, we reserve the right to make a charge if the boat comes back in any way showing signs of the pet’s presence by way of damage, hairs etc.) – don’t worry we’ll always discuss this with you first! The balance of your deposit shall be returned to you by BACS within two working days of the completion of your holiday. Now how easy is that?! Please do read our Terms & Conditions for your added peace of mind.

Pumpout (toilet tanks) We thoroughly clean and prepare your boat for your holiday, filling the fresh water tanks emptying the waste. We suggest that you top up with fresh water every day. If you are cruising for a longer holiday (10 days or more), then you will need to pump-out the waste tanks at your cost, usually once per week. Typically this will cost £20 per toilet. We will explain how and where to do this during your training.

If you need cancellation or travel insurance contact Guest First, travel insurance specialists.