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Holiday boat hire for families – Gosling

Sleeps 6

Our narrowboat, Gosling, offers traditional boat hire for families, and is popular with all generations. There’s a lovely family-sized seating area at the front, two shower rooms and three sleeping areas with complete privacy between each one.

  • Family-friendly layout with two shower rooms | Pets welcome
  • Full kitchen with microwave | Coffee-maker | Central heating
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi | Flat-screen TV | All bed linen included
  • Choose from various bed layouts with 1 dinette double + 4 singles OR 2 doubles
  • Read more about Gosling here


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Boat specification

  • 63′ long x 6’10” wide
  • Maximum headroom 6’4″
  • Semi-traditional stern with seating
  • Sleeps 6
  • Pump-out toilet (we do the pumping out)
  • Central heating

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.

Each hire includes a full handover on your first afternoon aboard, to show you how to operate Gosling and navigate the waterways. Many of our guests are novices and we hope that a holiday on our family narrowboat will encourage a life-long love of the canals.

Ready to book?

Holidays start on a Monday or Friday at 2pm and finish on a Monday or Friday at 9.30am.

Our price list is here.

To calculate costs, click on your check-in day, then click on the final full day.

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Things to know

  • We are at Union Wharf Marina, 1a Canalside, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7UW.
  • Holidays start on a Monday or Friday at 2pm and finish on a Monday or Friday at 9.30am.
  • All fuel included.
  • No booking fees.
  • Free car parking for one car.
  • Beginners welcome (training included.)
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome for a £50 supplement
  • £50 Damage Waiver included.
  • Your dates secured with a 30% deposit.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday begins.
  • Payment via credit/debit card, Paypal or bank transfer.
  • Full Terms and Conditions here.
  • You can read more about booking Gosling here.