Hotel Boat Holidays are a wonderful way to explore the Waterways of England and Wales with the benefits of a skipper, and crew, plus home comforts and renowned cuisine from your owner hosts. This page has been produced by two small family companies to introduce you to two different ways you can join an Hotel Boat Holiday. We invite you to read the introductions to the holidays we offer and then click on the links to our individual detailed web sites.
Discover Britain's breathtaking canals and rivers by hotel Narrowboat

Snipe & Taurus are traditional hotel narrowboats, operating as a 'pair', with a mix of single, twin and double accommodation for up to 9 guests. They have a crew of 4, including owners Corinne and Neil, and operate to a continuous cruising schedule from April till October.

A cruise aboard Snipe & Taurus offers a packaged all inclusive boating holiday where all the hard work is done for you. Its ideal for couples, singles, seniors and groups... anyone who wants to relax in good company and beautiful surroundings.

We offer a great way to enjoy the canals in pleasant company with like-minded fellow passengers for companionship. Whether you are floating at a leisurely pace through the countryside and helping with the locks; practicing a favourite hobby like photography or bird-watching; sampling the local beers at a canalside pub or just sitting back and doing nothing at all - you can relax safe in the knowledge that all your needs will be catered for by our friendly and accommodating crew.

Corinne and Neil Thomsett
Canal Voyagers

Please visit our website to see
full details of our 2008 cruises.

We are pleased to introduce you to a unique way to explore the wildlife and history of Southern England - via the peaceful and beautiful canals, rivers and estuaries.

Our beautiful wide beam barge, Gallinago, was purpose built to enable us to take you on small rivers and broad canals but is also seaworthy enough for us to cruise the exciting Thames and Severn Estuaries. Which ever waterway you choose there will be opportunities for walking and helping with all activities aboard, from learning to steering and throw lines to working the locks.

Throughout our cruising season we include a wide variety of areas of outstanding natural beauty.

On the Upper Thames, we meander through water meadows with Otters, Snipe and Red Kite, to try and spot, plus picturesque ancient villages and Manor houses to explore.

For those of you with good sea legs we invite you to join us on trip including an estuary section with natural and man made wonders Clifton Suspension bridge and the two Severn Crossings, plus Oystercatchers and a variety of estuary and mud flat birds.

We provide accommodation aboard for just four guests per seven night cruise in twin or double cabins, with all the comforts of home, including fine home cooking.

We invite you now to click on the link below which will take you to our main web site, so you can read all about our Barge Holidays and or request our brochure.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and to welcoming you aboard Gallinago during 2008.

For full details of our 2008 cruises please
visit our website.

Derek & Emma Fearnley
Gallinago Barge Holidays

Canal Voyagers E: T: +44 (0) 7921214414

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