Our  Book with Confidence guarantee automatically applies to all existing and new bookings for 2022.

If COVID-19/government restrictions interrupt your holiday plans, we can transfer your booking to a new date in 2022 or offer you a refund.

Bookings from 19th October 2020, have also been changed to  lower deposit rate of 10% of the total cost (it is usually 25%). The balance will then be due a week before you are due to go. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and the booking deposit rate and balance due date will at some time return back to normal. (i.e. 25% deposit and balance due 8 weeks before holiday start date).


  • All other terms and conditions are unchanged.

  • If the price of your new holiday is more than 10% higher than the original one you will need to pay the difference at the time of booking.

  • If your new date is more expensive (e.g. Summer  Holiday) you will need to pay the difference on balance payment.
  • We recommend that you take out separate Cancellation Insurance for all other risks as this is something we do not offer.

  • Refunds may be subject to charges and cannot be processed when the Booking Office is closed due to Government advice. Refunds can take up to 28 days to process.

Our online reservation system below will help you check which narrowboat holidays are available for your preferred dates. Our system is updated constantly, and will only show what is available.

Alternatively, if you know which boat you would like, have a look at that boat page and each boat has its own calendar and prices

Contact us on 01691 774558 for experienced & friendly advice. Whether you’re a seasoned boater, or a complete canal novice, getting the right advice is invaluable to a great holiday.

Our friendly, approachable booking team will be happy to take your booking over the phone or answer any questions you may have. 

We want you to have confidence in your choice of holiday and know what to expect, so that you can relax and enjoy yourself.  

If you are new to the canals 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.

Booking office opening times:

Weekdays: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Saturday : (November) 10am – 4.00 pm

Sundays: Closed 

Crest Narrowboats