Karen's Day Boat Hire

Can we bring alcohol onboard? 

Yes alcohol is permitted onboard however the person in charge of the boat not necessarily the hirer along with another member of crew must remain sober whilst navigating . The drink drive law is the same on the canal as on the road.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes dogs are allowed onboard at your own risk and responsibility, we charge £10 for deep cleaning the boat due to pet allergies.

My child is only 2 is she/he classed as a passenger?

Yes all children over the age of one by law are classed as passengers and have to be included in the numbers.

What happens if i get back late?

A fee of £30.00 per hour is payable if the boat is returned later than 4.30pm 

What is the speed limit?

The speed limit is 4mph and must be adhered to at all times.

Are the boats easy to steer?

Yes our boats are simple to navigate and tuition will be given.

Do I need experience and a driving license to steer?

You need no experience or licence to drive any of our boats. We give a full demonstration on your arrival and answer any questions you may have. 

Are the boats insured?

All our vessels are insured. We require a refundable breakage deposit of £100.00 before you go onboard.  

We don't want to steer the boat?

No problem we have skippers that can do the steering for you.  Skipper requests must be organised in advance and additional costs apply.  

Is there car parking?

Yes, we have limited car parking on site.  This is used by other moorers, and is on a first come first served basis.  

Do I have to operate locks?

No there are no locks along the Bridgewater Canal.

Do you have life jackets?

Yes we have buoyancy jackets if needed and all our boats have life rings onboard. Please make requests for life jackets minimum 24 hours prior to your trip.