Holiday boat hire for families – Dusky Lark

Sleeps 4-6 people

Dusky Lark enjoys Saturday to Saturday holidays and is an ideal layout for six people.

There are two cabins, both can either be configured as one double bed or two singles. The dinette can be converted into a double bed, too.


  • Pets welcome – first pet is free
  • Full kitchen with microwave | Central heating
  • Two shower rooms | two TVs
  • Free WiFi (up to an allowance) | All bedding and towels included
  • Choose from various bed layouts
  • Complete privacy between the three sleeping areas






Boat specification

  • 67’ long x 6’10” wide narrowboat
  • Semi-traditional stern
  • Two electric flush pump-out toilets (we do the pumping out)


Boat operation

  • No experience required.
  • Comprehensive boat safety induction.
  • Training on handling the boat and mooring up.
  • Navigating locks, bridges and tunnels.
  • Help with choosing routes.
  • Emergency assistance round-the-clock.
  • Fully licensed and insured for hire.
  • Accredited Safety Certificate.
  • Life jackets and safety equipment on board.


Ready to book?

Holidays start on a Saturday from 2-4pm and finish on a Saturday at 9.30am.

You can book this boat via the ABC website by using the search box at the top of the webpage and select Union Wharf from the drop down menu.



Things to know about your holiday on Dusky Lark

  • We are at Union Wharf Marina, 1a Canalside, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7UW.
  • Holidays start on a   Saturday between 2-4pm and finish on a Saturday at 9.30am.
  • A fuel deposit is payable at the time of booking and any difference to the amount used will be charged/repaid as appropriate.
  • Free car parking.
  • Beginners welcome (training included.)
  • First pet is free and any additional pets are £30 each
  • Your dates secured with a 25% deposit.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday begins.