Holidays on Melody

Melody is our narrow boat, designed and equipped to take up to 6 passengers, with a wide range of mobility difficulties and health conditions on holidays.  Melody is available as a self-drive boat and is perfect for families or groups wanting privacy and the freedom to gently meander the canals at their own pace.  Melody includes a number of accessible features making her an inclusive and comfortable environment for many.  If you wish to check the suitability of Melody for your group prior to booking, please speak to a member of the office staff.

We are also happy for you to arrange a visit to the base for you to assess if she is appropriate for your needs.


Narrowboat: Length 65’ Beam 6’6”

    • Two hydraulic lifts for manual wheelchair access to front and rear decks
    • Easy to handle with tiller steering
    • Cabin floor is fully covered to provide a warm non-slip surface
    • Radiator central heating
    • Opening side hatches for sunny days
    • The forward cabin windows are at low level for easy viewing
    • Two toilets and one shower
    • Television with DVD player and radio
    • Life jackets and buoyancy aids provided
    • No smoking is permitted on the boat, other than outside on deck
    • Fully equipped galley with cooker, large fridge, sink unit, microwave, cupboards and all necessary utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
    • Electricity supply is 12v. There is also a 150v inverter for providing 240v direct from the boat’s batteries for charging mobile phones etc.

What our passengers say - Source: Visitors' Book 2019

Lovely trip on Melody again, up the Trent and Mersey to Fradley and back. Lovely meal at the Plough, Normanton.  We can't wait for our next trip.

...We had the best time, Thank you ever so much! Was surprised with how much it had in here! We will definitely be back!

Thank you so much for a wonderful journey throughout our beautiful canals and rivers. You are so appreciated for making this journey so easy for us all.  Looking forward to a return future holiday aboard your calming waterways.

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