From our Chirk Narrowboat Base in North Wales on the Llangollen Canal, we are ideally situated between Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aqueducts for holidays on the English and Welsh Canals.
Being a Family Run Company with members having 50 years experience in the Canal hire boat industry, and 3 generations involved at the moment. We have traced back Dorothy's history to her great great Grandfather Joseph Allmark (1820-1886), who's employment was, in 1861 a Charcoal Boatman. Boating has been in our blood for over 150 years!
With our great staff, knowledge and location we are certain you will love your break with us. If you are new to Canal Boat holidays then you will be in good hands when you hire a canal boat from Crest Narrowboats, before you set off on holiday all are given fully comprehensive training and easy to understand instruction that is in accord with the British Marine Federation's Handover Procedure.
We are proud to provide a unique way to explore Britain's beautiful countryside. Based on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales, our luxury canal boats are renowned for their elegant and contemporary design, built to the highest standards to deliver an enjoyable and comfortable experience for all. Enjoy a new kind of holiday that allows you to be the Captain of your own 'ship', wake up to a beautiful new view each morning among iconic landmarks, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax among friends and family. With Crest Narrowboats you can choose a narrowboat holiday to suit you with flexible dates from a three-night short canal break to a 3 week+ holiday. Because we are ideally situated on the Llangollen Canal, even with a short break you will fit in Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts, 2 tunnels, Llangollen (and Ellesmere, depending on hours cruising). All of our Narrowboats are fully heated so you can enjoy the waterways in early spring right through to late autumn. We offer a variety of narrowboats to hire that sleep from two up to eight people.
No previous canal boating experience is necessary with a Crest Narrowboat Holiday, full instruction will be given on your arrival at the Marina. Our British Marine Federation accredited teams will talk you through the canal boat, all you need to know about locks, tunnels and aqueducts plus provide info and tips on the best places to moor up and eat. We also have a 24-hour phone line with a free call-out service for emergencies – just remember what number bridge you went through last!
Very nice layout, comfortable bed and chairs. Lovely boat, clean linen and towels. TV signal dodgy which is understandable
Lovely condition and fresh looking. Staff always helpful and friendly by email, phone and face to face
What a fun machine, verbal and written instructions were thorough and effective. We quickly became adequate in operating the vehicle, but now there is less paint on the hull!!
Beautifully appointed. Good central heating. Good lighting. Nice size. Clean!! Its a great boat
Clean and fit upon arrival - very good. Paul gave a thorough orientation - Thank you - ideal for the beginner