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Christmas Holidays Now Availabile!
We'll set your boat up with tasteful decorations, Christmas tree and all the festive touches. So contact us today for more information about this unique holiday. And don't worry about the cold, all our boats have full central heating and a cosy wood burning stove.
26th September 2013
What fantastic summer we've had this year - the perfect weather for a holiday on the water. Although the summer is drawing to an end, it's the time of year when booking early for 2014 is essential if you have certain dates in mind and want to provisionally book your boat, especially for those school and bank holidays, so contact us today if you would like to discuss availability.
If you would like to make a provisional booking, or just want to ask some questions, call us on 01672 851550 and we'll be happy to help.
Once in a while we all deserve the five star treatment. Moonboats are probably the finest canal boats for hire, not just on the Kennet and Avon, in beautiful Wiltshire and Somerset, but anywhere in the country.
At Moonraker we are commited to providing a customer service second to none, we will always go the extra mile to ensure that your holiday is everything you hoped it to be and more! Our boats offer more space than a standard narrowboat, families and groups will really appreciate the extra room onboard.
Our narrow boat fleet, Moonbeam, Medusa, Moondance and Moonshadow are traditional style widebeam canal boats with fabulous accommodation - ideal for families or those special occasions where the extra space makes the whole experience even more enjoyable.
At Moonraker we also like to see your narrowboat holiday off to a cracking start with flowers, wine and chocolates on your arrival.
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If you desire peace and quiet you can moor up in the countryside, miles from anywhere, with just the wildlife and the sky for company. If you prefer, at one of the many canal side pubs you can have a hearty meal, a pint and some conversation with your bed just feet away. Maybe a fine restaurant in one of the towns or cities along the canal? The choice is yours.
From the moment you cast off, you're in a different world. You can go where you want, when you want, at your own pace. The most glorious countryside England has to offer unfolds before you, all the bewildering variety of wildlife is at your fingertips and yet all the comforts of home are right there with you.
There is so much to see and do on a canal holiday and narrowboating is simple. Push the lever forwards to go forwards and backwards to stop or reverse. The tiller controls the left and right bit and that's it! Whether you're an experienced boater or a complete beginner, we will ensure you recieve the correct information and boating tuition before you set off. Even if you've never driven a boat before, after our expert tuition you'll wonder what all the fuss was about!
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Messing about on the river with luxury narrow boat hire
As we all become more aware of the effects of plane travel on the environment, canal holidays could be the perfect answer for your no-fly holiday.
Luxury canal holidays allow you to unwind and see so many different things and places - in style. Luxury narrow boat hire and canal holidays are especially ideal for families.
A week-long canal boat hire is about freedom. With canal holidays, the scenery changes every day, and there are no stuffy hotel rules about dining times. Canal boat hire means seeing different places without constantly packing and unpacking. With canal holidays, you can pick your fellow voyagers, and have all the privacy of a conventional self-catering break. With a luxury narrow boat hire, you'll get all the perks of five-star treatment with none of the drawbacks.
Canal boat hire lets you travel at your own pace, and canal holidays also let you appreciate the tranquillity and beauty of the English countryside to the full.
You shouldn't worry that a canal boat hire means roughing it. At Moonraker, our luxury canal holidays along the Kennet and Avon give you the five-star comfort of a top cruise without having to dress up for dinner.
Our kind of luxury canal boat hire means fabulous accommodation with every conceivable creature comfort. With our luxury narrow boat hire, everything from DVDs to towels are included in the price of your canal holidays, so it's all plain sailing. Our kind of luxury canal boat hire means not having to worry about a thing.
But, because these are luxury canal holidays, we're happy to lay on extras to add a touch of decadence to your luxury canal boat hire, like having some groceries on board on arrival, or providing a gourmet dinner. We even like to give guests flowers, wine and chocolates when they start their luxury canal boat hire, to get all our luxury canal holidays off to the finest start.
Our luxury canal boat hire holidays are ideal for occasions like anniversaries or honeymoons, which may not be events you had previously associated with canal boat hire. But, remember, these canal holidays any old canal boat hire, this is luxury narrow boat hire!
The great thing about our luxury canal holidays is that our traditional widebeam canal boats give you more space than with conventional canal boat hire. No wonder the narrow boats in our luxury canal boat hire fleet have won Excellence Awards from Quality in Tourism for Visit Britain.
Steering the boat with our canal boat hire is straightforward, and we'll teach you everything you need to know at the start of your luxury narrow boat hire. Of course, if you've done our luxury canal holidays, you'll know the ropes, and may want to travel further afield during your canal boat hire.
Where can we go on your luxury canal holidays?
On any boat with our luxury narrow boat hire, allow for a leisurely four or five hours' travel a day. You'll travel up for four miles an hour with our luxury canal boat hire. If you're new to canal holidays, you'll be restricted between Bath and Newbury. Older hands at luxury narrow boat hire can, with the right licences, enjoy their luxury canal holidays anywhere between Bristol in the west and London in the east, or you could even take your luxury canal boat hire upstream to Oxford.
Our canal holidays: the luxury canal boat hire deal
Our luxury canal holidays run all year round, with the prices of our canal boat hire changing according to the time of year. With our luxury narrow boat hire, there are no hidden charges, all fuel is included, and we give 10% off second and subsequent weeks' luxury canal boat hire.
Book your luxury canal holidays through us and we're sure you won't be disappointed - our top-end, luxury narrow boat hire is for people that are looking for memorable and relaxing canal holidays.
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