Inspired by the beauty and tranquillity of a narrowboat holiday but a little anxious as to how you will be able to drive a boat for the first time? No need to worry—our friendly and experienced staff will be there to help you every step of the way.

A holiday for all

Your holiday should be how you want it to be. At Beacon park Boats we're dedicated to providing options that suit your preferences, so whether you'd just like a few tips to help you get started or an experienced skipper to take the lead, we've got you covered.

Make life easy … use a bow thruster

Locks? No problem

We will also provide a thorough handover and training on how to navigate locks on the canal. Don't worry it's really straightforward but we will of course ensure you're completely confident on what to do before you leave for your trip.

We supply everything you need to know
What a wonderful experience. Beacon Park Boats are a very professional organisation. All boats were very well equipped, scrupulously clean and the handover guide and staff help were exceptional. The scenery was probably the finest in the country.
Raffaela Machado-Moore

Our Boats

Self-drive boats

Self-drive boats

Our boats are extremely easy to drive, perfect for those who may be stepping on to a narrowboat for the first time. Of course we are always on hand to provide any assistance you may want and on arrival we will provide a thorough handover to ensure you feel confident ahead of your trip.

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Skippered boats

Skippered boats

Want to take the back seat on your holiday? No problem at all with our bespoke skippered service. Hiring a skipper leaves you totally free to relax, with the added benefit of a local guide to help explore the history and geography of this idyllic waterway. Find out more about what a skipper can bring to your trip.

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