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Bath Narrowboats is a long established boat hire business on the Kennet and Avon Canal based in the beautiful heritage city of Bath. We specialise in memorable day trips cruising the Kennet & Avon Canal from Bath to Bradford-on-Avon...
Welcome Ladies & Gentlemen to Bath Narrowboats.
If you've found us here then you will be considering choosing Bath for your large group celebrations.
Here at Bath Narrowboats, we are one of Bath's most popular social activity centres offering big groups from all over the UK a wide choice of different ideas to fill your weekend and make it a memorable one.
We have a selection of boats that your party can stay on either overnight during the week or over the weekend.
Our ' Queen of Hearts ' Narrowboat is able to accommodate large groups up to 12 for the weekend. We'll welcome you onto the boat, cruise it a short distance along the canal and leave you to it. Situated near the centre of Bath. you'll be able to shop, eat and enjoy the nightlife using the boat as your base.
We have other boats available that have 2 - 10 beds and offer different options from two sites. If your party wants to be more adventurous then there are boats that can be hired for overnight or more holiday breaks where we instruct yourselves on how to operate the boat leaving you to explore the historic canal in and around Bath.
Visit http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/b-b-boat-bed-breakfast for more information on our boats.
LUXURY DAYBOAT HIRE......................
Many large parties book our dayboats. Why - because they are a great day out with your friends, colleagues, family.
We have seven boats that carry between 2 - 12 persons. Most arrive all dressed up from sailors, pirates, pink ladies, fancy dress, air hostesses, nuns, we've seen it all and you can decorate the boat with flags, ribbons, banners, photos etc.
We give you ample instruction on how to handle the boat, maps, guides etc and off you go, cruising on the waves. Most of our boats have music and you can sit there, enjoying the sunshine with a pimms in your hand.
If you don't want to cruise yourself or have a designated skipper then let us do it for you. We can arrange a skipper at extra cost and he can slave away navigating the waterway whilst you ladies enjoy your time together.
A popular day out is leaving in the morning around 10 / 11 , crusing for 2.5hrs to the Dundas aqueduct, mooring up, eating at the Angelfish Restaurant for 1 - 2 hours and the returning to Bath.
For more information on our dayboats visit http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/hire-times-prices
Many large groups arrive from different parts of the UK, travelling after work and meeting up at the wharf.
We have had supermarkets deliver food drops, we have a TESCO EXPRESS next to us but also we offer a range of scrumptious hampers at different budgets that we can have ready for you when you arrive on your boat. Fresh Food & Drink on your boat ready for a canalside stop and for you to enjoy a quality picnic.
More on hamper at http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/luxury-hampers-0
Hundreds of our customers stop at the Angelfish Restaurant Cafe. Why ? - There is an extensive menu from homemade cakes, pastries, to freshly cooked baguettes, salads, larger meals, etc. Hot & Cold drinks, ice creams, toilets etc means there's something to cater for all tastes.
Here's their menu - http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/menus-1
OR why not party like a queen on the John Rennie Restaurant boat. Many large parties use this as a highlight to their Friday / Saturday entertaining.
Imagine hiring your local pub / restaurant just for you. A personal space where you can have your own private bar , chef & games. Personalise your cruise with decoration, games & music. We offer a huge variety of menus that no other boat in the south west can match. From cream teas to high class buffets, barbecues and hog roasts to canapes & three course meals.
Many parties start with canapes & champagne followed by a buffet or two course finished with a delicious dessert. After eating you can play your games like Mr & Mrs, pass the parcel plus others and then kick off your shoes and hundreds dance the night away to our disco lights.
You have been warned - this address will make you hungry - http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/menus
DISCO DIVA CRUISE...................
For the ultimate in luxurious entertaining. There is no where in Bath where you can entertain your hens in total privacy whilst being waited on either by our staff or perhaps a butler in the buff. A personal space which cruises along the canal whilst you enjoy delicious food cooked onboard by a chef, a fully stocked bar with a music system that can play your music through an ipod, ipad, iphone etc. You can decorate your boat, arrive dressed in a theme, have live entertainment and sit upfront sipping your prosecco. A cruise, a meal, a disco all in one - need we say more.
ELECTRIC BOATS & CANOES.........................
At our other base which is just 5 miles outside of Bath along the canal ( about 15 minutes by bus / taxi ) we have a large selection of electric boats and canoes. The electric boats can carry between 8 - 12 people depending which one you have. Some parties hire two, three, four etc as we have six identical boats that carry eight each. These boats are silent and environmentally friendly as the engines are electric. The base is where the Angelfish restaurant is, so if you want to start of with a hearty breakfast before you set off they open at 10 in the morning.
More fun but requiring a little more effort, we have 10 canoes that carry three to four adults each. Have a go at paddling and don't worry about falling in as the canal is only three foot deep !!!
Find out more at : http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/electric-dayboat-canoe-hire-2
For the more energetic big groups, corporate team building, why not hire some bikes and explore the canal towpath and the surrounding area of Bath.
Between our two bases we have a hundred bikes and few tandems with many hybrids. mountain bikes and ladies bikes.
We have the largest selection of bikes available but more importantly each base is halfway along the 16km two tunnel circuit. This means if you have a problem or flat tyre you can call into our second base on the way around whilst you refresh yourselves with a drink or food etc.
You'll find more at : http://bath-narrowboats.co.uk/bathbikehirecom
Has that given you enough to think about for your weekend. For more information or to book please email or phone 01225 447 276 to discuss further your requirements. We're here to help you have a memorable weekend that your party will never forget.
See you soon.