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Dog friendly canal boat holidays

Pet-Friendly Holiday Accommodation with Black Prince Narrowboats

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly holiday then Black Prince offer pet-friendly canal boat holidays at all our 9 bases across the UK. Whether it’s a weekend break or a longer holiday then you’re welcome to bring every member of the family!

The diversity of waterways means that you have an endless new amount of dog walking routes to discover in plenty of dog-friendly areas. When you bring your four-legged friends they will have a new towpath to sniff out every day and you’ll have a great variety of scenery – you won’t be stuck with the same dog walking route you may have during your normal day! Plus, because our dog friendly boats travel at only 4mph it’s not difficult to keep up if you and your dog feel like stretching your legs whilst the boat is moving.

Of course, it’s not all constant exercise. When happily worn out, you can sit and relax on the boat, navigating along the canal ways, whilst your pet relaxes and enjoys the scenery.

You can find out more about our dog/pet-friendly boating holiday accommodation here.

Please ensure that you request a dog/pet-friendly boat at booking as we certain boats are dog-free. We recommend that you bring all your usual dog equipment on your waterways holiday, including a spare lead, dog bed, all the usual bowls and food.


Top Tips for Dog-Friendly Holidays

  • Remember to take all your normal equipment – dog bed, leads and poop bags etc.  The canal paths do have poop bins at the main stopping points. It’s a good idea to take a spare lead in case you lose one overboard.
  • Take a spare towel for the dog in case they accidentally take a dip.
  • You may want to consider a dog life jacket for a canal holiday. Jackets with handles on the top are especially good for hauling the dog back on board just in case he falls in.  Canal banks can be steep and difficult for dogs to climb out of.
  • Allow your family pets to fully explore the narrowboat when you first arrive so he can get used to his new home, but we ask that you do please keep your pets off the furniture and bedding, as this is one of the conditions of hire.
  • Be aware that the waterways are teeming with wildlife – young dogs may be tempted to jump and chase!
  • Don’t let your dog drink the river or canal water. Ensure that you have clean drinking water available at all times onboard and on shore when you moor up.
  • Put your dog on his lead when entering locks and mooring for their own safety.


You can book dog-friendly boat hire using the search box at the top of the page or chat with one of our team who can answer any queries you have about a pet friendly boating holiday on 01527 575 115