One of Britain's biggest Independent
self-drive canal boat and river boating holiday operators.
read all about Viking Afloat, a privately
owned business with an enviable reputation for providing first class canal boat and narrowboat holidays and a concern for the small details that have helped
build it up into one of the largest companies on the UK Canal
All availability and prices online.
Online availability, 24 hours a day.
Brochure available Click here
Your safety and enjoyment is of paramount importance to us. Our hand-over of the boat has been approved and audited by the British Marine Federation. You will be provided with comprehensive information prior to your holiday, and personal instruction and information on arrival at the start base. Life jackets are provided free of charge. With all of this no previous experience is necessary and beginners are always welcome.
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If you live in overseas, click here for details of agents in your country.
"Just a note to thank you all
for your assistance in planning our canal holiday
in June. I found the Email experience to be wonderful.
The online brochure offered by Viking is excellent.
Your prompt attention to my continually changing
requests and your initiative in organising the accomodation
at the B&B at Whitchurch (very highly recommended
accomodation) and the taxi from Manchester was much
appreciated. Everything went without a hitch, even
with our last minute call from Europe when our flights
Alan Curtis. New Zealand.
We rate personal choice very highly - choice
of cruising routes from one of our four bases; choice of hire
periods, including Short Breaks, one and two week holidays;
choice of no less than four different start days and a remarkable
choice of boats which are fully equipped for parties of two
to ten people. We want you to enjoy the special experience
of a holiday with Viking Afloat and so we try to make your
booking as all inclusive as possible whilst at the same time
offering genuine flexibility.
As a result of listening to what our customers
say, we provide one of the most extensive inventories to be
found on a hire craft anywhere in Britain. We are also one
of a very few companies that provide pure filtered drinking
water on all of our boats and as part of the service, we provide
everyone with a full demonstration of the boat and its systems,
as well as teaching newcomers how to handle the boats and
how to work the canal locks. Every boat has on board a comprehensive
manual and we provide expert help around the clock with our
24 hour emergency helpline.
For your added convenience we are now able
to offer an online booking availability request. Just select
a base and class of boat, decide when you would like to take
your holiday and then click on the check
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