Holidays on Serenade


Serenade is one of our broad-beamed boats; designed and equipped to take passengers with mobility difficulties and health conditions on holidays and day trips. The boat is accessible for wheelchair users and sleeps up to 10 passengers on holidays. Our experienced Skipper is provided for the duration of the holiday, so passengers can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the waterways.  He holds a full Boatmasters’ Licence, is fully DBS checked, Health and Safety trained and a First Aider. Serenade includes a number of accessible features making her an inclusive and comfortable environment for many.

Please note: The group help with crewing as necessary.

Holidays operate every week from April until October leaving on Monday at 1pm and returning on Friday at 11am.

If you wish to check the suitability of Serenade 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.

When Serenade is not booked out on holidays, she accompanies our other broad-beam boat, Symphony, carrying out day trips.

Broad Beam (Length: 65′, Beam 10’6″)  Boat Plan

  • Wheelchair friendly with hydraulic lifts and specially designed toilets and shower
  • Central heating throughout
  • Fully carpeted flooring to provide a warm non-slip surface
  • Low level windows for easy viewing
  • Sliding hatches in the roof for sunny days
  • Life jackets provided
  • Fully equipped with cooker, large fridge, sink unit, microwave, cupboards and all necessary utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
  • Stackable tables and chairs are provided
  • CD Player
  • Please note, we operate a non-smoking environment
  • 10 beds of standard width and length are provided, four of which are top bunks. Please note that some passengers may find it difficult to use the top bunks. All beds have individual reading lights and curtains for privacy.
  • Bedding is provided for ten people and consists of bottom sheet, continental quilt and cover, pillow and pillowcase. Everyone must bring their own towels and any extra bedding if required.

What our passengers say - Source: Letters and Thank You Cards

Another fantastic week. Chris the skipper is a joy to be around and nothing is ever too much trouble. Our group is very varied in age and ability but all have had a great experience. Chris is excellent at dealing with all our needs and shows wonderful understanding of the issues that many of our group have. Everyone wants to come again next year – that speaks volumes from a group such as ours.

The guys we brought had a fantastic time, they were chilled out and had loads of smiles. Chris was a great captain and all in all it was a great experience. Would definitely recommend it.

Chris, Thank you for the last five days. It's been wonderful!

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