Whether you are celebrating a special birthday or anniversary or organising a catch up with friends, a group holiday on a Black Prince canal boat will provide an unforgettable break away.
A narrowboat break on the UK waterways will be a different kind of group holiday – one filled with both action and relaxation. The days are active and fun as you navigate the canals and rivers, the locks a great place for developing your teamwork skills! Then the evenings are relaxing and chilled, with guests usually heading to the nearest pub for dining and drinks, in the company of great friends.
BIG SPACE… ON A NARROW BOAT!
This type of holiday means that you and your friends will be living and sleeping in a space that’s probably a little smaller than you are used to! However, prepare to be surprised at how the design of our boats caters for groups quite comfortably.
Our largest boats can sleep eight people in set beds, with flexible layouts of double and single beds. To separate the bedroom areas, there are doors to give each sleeping area some privacy. Two extra guests can be accommodated in the living area, where a sofa bed can be utilised, taking the maximum number of guests up to ten.
Some Black Prince boats, for example the Princess 6 offer two shower rooms, which are perfect for larger groups and couples holidaying together who prefer their own private washing and WC space.
Guests tend to be surprised at the amount of storage on board, with a good amount of space available in wardrobes and under bed storage for all your luggage. We recommend to all parties that you pack your luggage into bags that can be easily folded (as oppose to hard shell suitcases) so you can maximise the space available on board.
Black Prince offers short breaks, including long weekends and midweek breaks. If you are looking to book a holiday for a large group then you can hire a canal boat for groups of up to ten people. You can choose between a three, four, seven, ten or fourteen night break; please check each of our canal boat hire base pages for the starting days available (bases start from a variety of days including Friday, Saturday, Mondays and Tuesdays).
CAPTAIN OF THE GROUP
On arrival at the canal boat hire base, one person from your group needs to elected as the ‘Captain’ of the boat. This person must be aged 25 years or over. Though there is no age limit for driving the boat, the Captain is responsible for the boat and all their guests. Be aware – we do reserve the right to cancel a booking if our team decides that a group does not appear to be responsible enough to take control of one of our boats!
GROUP BOOKING HOLIDAY OFFERS
If you would like to hire more than one boat, you can book two or more, subject to availability. Each additional boat booked by the same party would benefit from our Fleet Discount of a 5% saving.