Coronavirus information

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Our Covid Policy

We would like to reassure you that should official restrictions prevent us from offering your holiday or prevent you from coming to us, please do not worry as we will happily transfer your trip to another date whether later in the season or the following year.

Latest Covid Update as of 12th March 2021;
If you have a forthcoming booking with us, we have emailed all customers coming to us before 12 April 2021.We will be in touch regarding later bookings in due course.

New Bookings; Before you make a new booking, if you are unsure whether you will be allowed to come to us, please read the current official guidance. It is your responsibility to check the regulations and how they apply to you and your party. If you are still unclear, please email us.

England Guidelines;
From 12 April earliest - self contained accommodation permitted for members of the same household only.
From 17 May earliest - overnight stays permitted, party size maximum of 6 from up to 6 households or no more than two households, any size. Further Info on England Covid Roadmap Here.

Wales Guidelines
- Bookings starting 29th March for those customers residing in Wales may go ahead for members of the same household and their support bubble. Following Mr Drakeford's announcement Thursday 1st April 2021 subject to public health conditions remaining favourable;
12 April travel restrictions into and out of Wales to be lifted.
10 May Extended household allow two households to meet and have contact indoors.
For further information Wales Government Guidelines

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Owner at Beacon Park Boats

Beacon Park Boats is our family business, offering 5-star boating holidays on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. See what we've done to achieve the 'Good To Go' industry standard mark which helps to keep everyone safe. Each narrowboat is self-contained with everything you need so you can holiday without getting close to anyone else. Take a look inside our narrowboats.


Hire a Skipper for your holiday

NEW for 2021. Your very own skipper offering as much (or as little) boating assistance as you'd like, to enhance your canal holiday. Need help with locks or mooring? Like an extra pair of hands on deck? Find out more >


Fleet of 20 narrowboats: all 5-star

20 highly-individual luxury canal boats sleeping from 2 to 8 people. Take a self-drive cruise through the Brecon Beacons National Park from March to October or choose a permanently-moored houseboat holiday from November to March.

5-star eco-friendly hybrid narrowboat Coot

Reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying a deluxe holiday on 5-star Coot - the UK's first hybrid-electric holiday narrowboat.

We're building 8-berth Falcon

Falcon is the first 5-star 8-berth narrowboat on the Mon & Brec canal. It has four luxurious beds - one slides away under the front deck, creating a spacious sunroom with panoramic windows.

'The Bentley of barges' says rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards

Sir Gareth Edwards, one of the greatest rugby players ever, took a short break with his wife, Maureen, on our narrow boat Harrier in summer 2019. During their holiday, which was filmed for a BBC series, Gareth describes Beacon Park Boats as 'The Bentley of Barges'! Watch his video.taken from his BBC film on welsh canals


New to boating?

No experience is needed as our narrowboats are simple to handle. We'll send you an instructional DVD and there's a detailed handover before you set off on your cruise. The hardest task is choosing a boat!

Rave Reviews for Beacon Park Boats in Waterways World Magazine

Waterways World has described our boats as "something special" and "very different from normal holiday boats."  

Read all about it on our blog page

Spectacular part of Wales

Considered to be Britain’s most picturesque waterway, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (known locally as the Mon and Brec) is in rural Wales, yet close to road and rail links. Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park and Blaenavon World Heritage Site, it's rich in heritage and wildlife, with endless things to see and do along the route.

Locks or lock-free?

Taking your boat through the six locks on the Mon & Brec canal is exciting. Everyone on board can get involved, including children. If you’d rather a lock-free holiday the Mon & Brec is a perfect choice; you can spend a week cruising a 25-mile stretch without having to operate a single lock. Take a look at our suggested itineraries for short breaks and longer holidays.



Remember this holiday is not just about you; it's also perfect for your dog! We allow up to 2 dogs per boat without a charge and provide you with a dog towel for that unexpected swimming lesson. The path alongside the canal is in excellent condition making dog walking a pleasure. 

Watch our video

This 3 minute video gives you a taste of our canal holidays on one of our luxury boats within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.
Simply click on the photograph to the left.