New to Narrowboating?

We will take time to introduce you to the boats, advise on routes, mooring places and pubs(!).  We want you to enjoy your break with us, and you will be more likely to do that if you are confident about coping on the canal. The great thing about the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal is that there aren’t any locks to navigate, and all bridges are operated by Canal & River Trust staff (and controlled by Red & Green lights) – all this reduces the stress levels if new to boating and helps guarantee a relaxing day out. A boater’s guide to the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal can be downloaded here which includes a useful map showing locations of moorings, bridges, visitor information etc.

We are always pleased to show prospective customers through our boats – we feel that they sell themselves! If you would like to come and see the boat that you are considering booking please give us a ring on 07774 464555 so that we can advise and arrange an evening appointment as the boats may be out during the day.

Planning the trip is all part of the fun. On this web site we give an ideas of the route and places to visit.  If you are new to the canal, have a look at the route, ensuring that you leave plenty of time so that you can relax and enjoy 4 miles per hour – rather than worrying about meeting deadlines!

If you want some information on how to navigate and handle the boat please either download a pdf copy of the official Boaters Handbook, or have a look at the video of the guide on the Canal and River Trust website.


Gloucester Sharpness Canal

Gloucester Sharpness Canal near Frampton on Severn