Welcome to Canaltime

The Canaltime brand was developed during the early part of 1997 and the company launched its first narrowboat, “Barrow Lass”, during August of that year. First memberships were completed the following month.

Since those initial heady days, the fleet has grown steadily. Currently Canaltime welcomes guests into three excellent canal locations (Chirk, Sawley & Whixall) and members have access to a large fleet of over 30 high quality narrowboats.

Used to meeting the experienced narrowboater as well as the complete novice, if you are looking for a real ‘get away from it all’ holiday in the UK and wanting to do something completely different, this experience is probably for you.

This is not a sun, sea, sand and swimming pool holiday. This is a holiday which some have even suggested is about time travel!

One thing for sure is that on a narrowboat holiday, you slowwwww right down. This is your escape from fast cars, busy roads, overflowing shopping centres and the ubiquitous hustle and bustle. Instead you experience the wonders and the great heritage of our waterways. Mother Nature goes about her business as the days and the seasons change. You get to enjoy those incomparable and hospitable canal-side pubs and meet fellow boaters who are passing the time of day. All of this at only 2 – 3 miles per hour! It really is a different world.

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