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Gloucester Narrowboats, Gloucester

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Boat Rental Boat Tour
See the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal with Gloucester Narrowboats, a small company offering covered narrowboat rentals. Fully equipped with hot and cold running water, gas burners, and a flushing toilet, the boats make a perfect way to see the local wildlife and villages along the canal. The easy-to-maneuver vessels seat up to ten people, ideal for small groups. Setting off from Gloucester Docks, you can float down the canal at a leisurely pace, making stops as you please. Combine this trip with a visit to museum on the national waterways in Gloucester for the fullest experience of British canals. To visit Gloucester Narrowboats on your holiday in Gloucester, and find out what else Gloucester has to offer, use our Gloucester vacation route planner.
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  • We booked with Gloucester Narrowboats for a barge day on the river for a 65th Birthday present for our Mum. Of our group (6 adults), I was the only one who had ever been on a self-drive barge trip bef...  more »
  • Took the boat badger out for the day as a surprise Father's Day gift for my dad. 7 adults and a toddler. The staff were extremely friendly and give you tuition and safety briefing first. Parking very ...  more »
  • Lovely 45 minute cruise from the docks down the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. Plenty of commentary from the captain. Kids able to go up to stand with the captain.  more »
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  • Excellent. Hired a boat for my mother's 60th. The staff are friendly, helpful and nice. The boat is very good and the training is quick but comprehensive. Their website is helpful, with suggested routes and information about the boat. Everyone had a go at steering the boat and enjoyed it. We collected the boat at 9am and went to the tutor arms pub (it takes 3 hours at full speed from the docks to get there) just make sure you allocate plenty of time for traveling where you want to as it's a canal boat not a speed boat.

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