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Be captain and crew and learn to cruise a narrowboat through Leicestershire’s waterways

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Be captain and crew and learn to cruise a narrowboat through Leicestershire’s waterways

Be captain and crew for the day by learning to cruise your own little narrowboat through the rural waterways of Leicestershire.  

The Union Wharf day boats provide the perfect opportunity to learn new skills as a family and immerse yourselves in nature. 

This is your chance to escape for the day, with the freedom to stop for a towpath picnic wherever you wish. All you need to do is choose your boat, book a date using the online calendar then arrive in the morning with a picnic hamper and all your favourite people.  

Day boats include a little hob and kettle, a fridge and even a toilet. There is enough seating for the whole party. Up to 2 dogs welcome on selected boats.  

Suitable for Beginners

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  • DOG FRIENDLY
  • FITNESS LEVEL - Low
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - 1 Day +
  • PRICE RANGE - From £150/day
  • SUITABLE FOR GROUPS

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Union Wharf, Sibbertoft, MARKET HARBOROUGH, Leicestershire, LE16 7UW

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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