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Five reasons to hire a boat in the United Kingdom

 

  • The United Kingdom is in north-western Europe and is constituted by Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is a nation known for its literary authors, its universities and its pop culture.

 

  • If you rent a boat in England, you can sail to several beautiful coastal towns. We recommend Fowey, a charming village with whitewashed houses. Another option is Weymouth, one of the top sailing destinations with colourful architecture.

 

  • The sailing season in the UK runs from March to November, with the peak season being the summer months. The weather in the Solent is usually pleasant, with more chance of sunshine than rain for most of the season.

 

  • Rent a boat in Scotland for island hopping. Scotland has several islands with a great Viking history. Discover this history and all the sites left behind by the ancient civilisations.

 

  • Charter a sailing yacht in the UK for a dream holiday with your family or group of friends. Sailing helps us to build strong experiences and bonds with our loved ones. 

 

 

Pricing and information about hiring a boat in the United Kingdom

 

Boat hire prices in the UK differ depending on the type of boat and on the season of the year. In the low season, prices for canal boat charter start from 240 euros. If you want to charter a sailing yacht, prices start from €700 in the low season. Please note that the peak season in the UK is in June and July. We recommend that you book your boat two months in advance if you want to charter a boat at this time.

 

Do you need a license to rent a boat in the United Kingdom?

 

Boat hire in the UK is controlled, you must comply with the regulations if you want to hire a boat. A licence is not a requirement to hire a boat on the canals and rivers of the UK. You will receive quick training in boat handling when you hire a boat from these establishments. However, if you want to hire a boat and sail along the coast, you will need to produce an ICC and prove that you can identify and read the signs and rules.

 

If you have no licence and no sailing experience, you can rent any boat from our catalogue with a skipper. Chartering a skippered boat allows you to relax and enjoy your trip. The skippers will help you get to know the places you visit by boat in depth.

 

Things to do in the United Kingdom

 

⚓ The UK has many parks and gardens open to the general public. Several of them have endless labyrinths that are well worth a visit.

 

⚓ If you are a Downton Abbey fan, visit the locations where this famous show was filmed. Feel like you are part of the cast in the castles and gardens where it was filmed.

 

⚓ Visit Northern Ireland and plan a day of hiking to the cliffs. There you will have an incredible view, ideal for taking original photos. 

 

⚓ The UK has several music festivals, especially in the summer, go to one of them and enjoy some great music. 

 

⚓ Visit Sussex and be part of one of the medieval events. Be part of the battles and tournaments of the Knights of the Round Table.

 

⚓ Visit London and rent a boat on the river Thames, you will have a unique view of the city.

 

Practical information 

 

You can get to the UK by air and arrive at one of the airports on the island. The largest airport is Heathrow and welcomes flights from all over the world. You can also arrive by ferry from nearby countries. One of the best ways to get to the UK is by Eurotunnel, taking the Eurostar train can cost 120 euros if you are coming from Paris, or if you can find a bargain you can pay as little as 50 euros.

 

A 5-star service appreciated by users
Samboat is rated 4.87/5 •Based on 98942 reviews
He
Henry

Great boat. Should note that there is also snorkel equipment, soft drinks and towels on board which was helpful.

Al
Alberic

Super semaine passée sur le bateau entre Marseille et Porquerolle.