Gloucester Narrowboats, Gloucester

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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. Plan your Gloucester Narrowboats visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gloucester using our Gloucester trip planner.
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  • Hired one of the boats for a day out with friends and what a fantastic day it was. We started with a tour of the boat, the features and a test drive around the docks to get used to the handling, which...  more »
  • We would recommend this to anyone. The dog loved spending the day on the canal as opposed to swimming in it..  more »
  • We rented 'Otter' one of the day boats. Even given the iffy weather we had a fabulous time. Sue was incredibly helpful in setting us up. My husband got his lesson on how to captain the narrow boat and...  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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