Frequently asked questionsYou may find the answer to your question below. We’ve included all the questions that we’re asked by our customers. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to answer your query. We may even add it to the list below!
Expect to take up to two hours to find out where everything is and put your belongings on board, get acquainted with the safety rules and learn how to manoeuvre the boat. If, due to unavoidable delays, you are likely to arrive later than 6.00pm, please call us to let us know. The boat must be returned by 9.00am to disembark by 9:30am on the final day of your holiday. You are welcome to moor at the wharf on the evening before handing back your canal boat.
Canal boats where there is space for two bikes without much inconvenience to your deck space
Canal boats where there is space for two bikes but they WILL inconvenience your deck space for general seating, etc
Canal boats where there is NOT enough space to accommodate bikes, unless they are folding bikes
One possible explanation for this wider gauge is that the standard 72ft canal boat used in the 19th century would have been unable to navigate the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal due to the contour nature of this waterway. So in order to maximise cargo carrying capacity and cope with shallow draught, the width of boats on this canal was increased from the standard 6ft 10inch to 9ft. To answer the question though, all our wide beam boats can easily navigate the entire Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. At only 8ft 6inch wide they are 6 inches narrower than the boats originally used to transport cargo on this canal.
In Brecon, there's Morrisons.
details of pubs, restaurants and cafes
contact details for doctors, dentists, hospitals, vets, taxis and bus services
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps OL12 and OL13
a planisphere - the Brecon Beacons is one of only a handful of International Dark Sky Reserves and you can expect to see some spectacular night skies
Choose the boat and dates you’re interested in, then click the ‘hold’ button, which is next to the 'book' button. After you’ve filled in your details, we’ll hold that provisional booking for you. If you’re booking over 6 months in advance the booking will be held for 14 days, if 3-6 months in advance, we’ll hold it for 7 days, and if less than 3 months, we’ll hold it for 3 days. Your provisional booking will appear in yellow on the website calendar, and will automatically be released if you do not confirm the booking during the hold period. We'll email you the details of your provisional booking as a reminder, and explain how to confirm your booking online. So there's no reason to miss your preferred boat.
In order to encourage advance bookings and to help you budget for your holiday, we now accept interest-free monthly payments for bookings made at least 6 months in advance. An initial deposit confirms the booking, then you spread the cost of your holiday over monthly instalments, up until two months before the departure date. There’s no complicated administration. Just choose ‘instalments’ when making your booking online. We take an initial deposit from your credit/debit card and, thereafter, monthly payments for set amounts are taken from the same card. Each time the payment is taken you’ll receive an email confirming the transaction. These interest-free monthly payments are available for online bookings only. Of course, you can still choose to pay an initial deposit and the full balance two months before your holiday date. Whichever suits you best.