Boat Trip/ Meeting in UK

Old Apr 9th, 2000, 08:11 AM
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Boat Trip/ Meeting in UK

We had a wonderful vacation on the canals of France last year, and I'm now inspired to see if I could put together a combination boating trip/ business meeting on the waterways of England or Scotland for a group of 10 summer 2000. Likely 1 or 2 boats, perhaps captained/catered with stops at local hotels enroute for meeting facilities. Anybody have any suggestions for charter companies or agents, etc.?
Old Apr 9th, 2000, 08:42 AM
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Call Abercrombie & Kent. They do everything -- or they will tell you who to call. Or, better yet, call your travel agent and let him/her do the legwork for you.
Old Apr 9th, 2000, 12:32 PM
Ben Haines
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Drear Mr Hallman,

If you use a travel agency, especially a posh one, you'll pay them a hefty percentage. You might at least start by going into, then entering "british canal" and then the section oin "charter". A useful page is, the section for "UK". There are boat hire companies north of Oxford that can make you decent offers. Naturally, they know the waterside hotels of the Midland counties.

If you have software for newsgroups you might download uk.rec.waterways. The people on the newsgroup are a rather deep into their field, but I'm sure that if you put your message there you'll see what the enthusiasts have to tell you.

It's a delightful idea. You'll all be tempted to inattention, but if you can fight that you might well all get into a mood that lets you plan together well.

After your reading, please write if I can help further

Ben Haines, London

Old Apr 9th, 2000, 03:03 PM
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This is something about which I know little (but hell! when did that ever stop me?), but I did some research on it last month for someone else.They had a narrower focus and were only looking at Ireland or Scotland. And this is what I said:-
Cabin cruisers we got, on Loch Ness/the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lomond. The contacts for the operators are not leaping to hand but if you have an interest I'm sure I can find them for you.

In Ireland, last year I visited Fermanagh and a lake system to die for on Upper and Lower Lough Erne.

IMHO we (the Scots) have the grander scenery but they (the Irish) have the better water. Let me know if I should search for those contact details for you.
I went and browsed a bunch of boating mags today but couldn't find anything as good as these
Old Nov 17th, 2001, 01:47 PM
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