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

Booking office opening times:

Weekdays: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday :10.00am - 4.00pm

Sundays: Closed during Winter Hours

(+44) 01691 774558

Narrowboats are available from 2:30pm when on a short break hire starting Monday, Friday and Saturday. On short breaks starting on a Wednesday narrowboats boats will be available from 9:30am.

Rest assured that we will help you with your Crest Narrowboats canal boat holiday every step of the way. Nothing is too much for our friendly booking team who will help you find the right narrow boat to hire and the perfect canal cruise for you.

We can offer you a wide selection of canal routes from our Chirk Marina base in Wales on the Llangollen Canal that will suit narrow boat hire beginners and long-time canal holiday cruisers alike!

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.

OUR NARROWBOAT PRICES INCLUDE: VAT at current rate, gas for cooking, full inventory, TV, bed linen, towels, buoyancy aids. Well behaved pets are welcome to join you on your canal boat holiday at a charge of £30 for each pet (maximum of 2) payable on arrival.

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Diesel: The diesel used will be charged for on return from your canal boat holiday. The cost of diesel is set at around supermarket prices (currently £1.15 a litre) prevailing at the time of your holiday. Your narrowboat engine will use between 1.5 and 2.0 litres per cruising hour. In addition, your boat is equipped with diesel fired central heating which will increase diesel consumption when the central heating is in use.

PLEASE NOTE: Damage Waiver of £50.00 is now inclusive on every narrowboat holiday hire. This relieves the hirer of any further liability towards loss or damage to the narrowboat with the following exceptions: rudder & skeg; malicious damage & negligence; speeding; returning the narrowboat late or dirty.

WHEN MAKING A CREST NARROWBOATS HOLIDAY BOOKING: If booking more than 9 weeks before the start date of your canal boat holiday with Crest Narrowboats, you can confirm your reservation on payment of a deposit of 25% of the hire charge. The balance will then become payable no later than 8 weeks before the start date. If booking within 8 weeks of your holiday, full payment will be required at the time of making your reservation.

CANCELLATION PROTECTION SCHEME We advise Customers to take out their own Cancellation Protection Insurance, these can be found online and could provide you with peace of mind.