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Black Prince UK Canal Boat Hire 2018 Rates
 


Black Prince Canal Boat Rental

Springer Special
Take your second consecutive week at 50% off brochure price
on holidays commencing 10th March to 15th July inclusive.
Autumn Saver
Take your second consecutive week at 50% off brochure price
on holidays commencing 8th September to 7th October inclusive.
Discount Weeks
10% Off your second and subsequent weeks
Loyalty Scheme
Our new discounts are based on the number of times you have cruised
with us and they apply to both short breaks and longer holidays,
saving you up to £200 on top of any other current discounts.
1 Time - 2% Discount
2 Times - 4% Discount
3 Times - 6% Discount
4 Times Plus - 8% Discount
2019 Early Bird Special
Book your 2019 holiday by 31st August 2018
and enjoy your holiday at 2018 PRICES!
prices will be the same equivalent week*(s) in 2018
+ £100 off a one week holiday,
£50 off
short break
or - take second consecutive week at HALF PRICE
(*Easter and Whitsun dates may vary)

Click here for Base Locations Map and more information

Base Locations:
Acton Bridge Bradford on AvonChirk CliftonEly
FalkirkNaptonPeak DistrictStoke Prior

Click here for 2018 Short Break Rates

Click here for Black Prince Boat Index Page

Black Prince 2018 Price Guide - Weekly Rates
Rates are per week and shown in British Pounds

 
Berths
2/4
2/4
4/6
4/6
4/6
6/8
8/10
Clifton Winter Timetable
04 Nov - 03 Mar
£949
-
£1,049
 
£1,349
 
Bradford on Avon Winter Timetable
10 Feb - 03 Mar
£949
£1,049
 
£1,249
£1,349
 
** All Bases **
March to October
Mar 10
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Mar 17
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Mar 24
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Mar 31
Easter
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Apr 07
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
Apr 14
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
Apr 21
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
Apr 28
£1,199
£1,249
£1,399
£1,499
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
May 05
Bank Holiday
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
May 12
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
May 19
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
May 26
Bank Holiday
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Jun 02
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jun 09
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jun 16
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jun 23
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jun 30
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jul 07
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jul 14
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Jul 21
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Jul 28
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Aug 04
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Aug 11
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Aug 18
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Aug 25
Bank Holiday
£1,475
£1,525
£1,699
£1,899
£1,999
£2,325
£2,599
Sep 01
£1,375
£1,425
£1,575
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
£2,399
Sep 08
£1,259
£1,325
£1,475
£1,575
£1,799
£1,999
£2,225
Sep 15
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
Sep 22
£1,049
£1,099
£1,275
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,799
Sep 29
£1,049
£1,099
£1,275
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,799
Oct 06
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Oct 13
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Oct 20
School Hols
£1,175
£1,225
£1,375
£1,475
£1,699
£1,899
£2,099
Oct 27
£949
£999
£1,049
£1,149
£1,249
£1,349
£1,449
Clifton Winter Timetable
27 Oct - 08 Dec
15 - 29 Dec
£949
£1,259
£1,049
£1,475
 
£1,349
£1,999
 
Pick up available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday *
* Falkirk Base only Saturday and Wednesday

All listed prices are in pounds, per boat, irrespective of number of passengers
and include linen, gas, car parking, buoyancy aids, damage waiver, credit card fees, and VAT (diesel fuel is extra)

Black Prince 2018 Price Guide - Short Break Rates
Rates are per week and shown in British Pounds

  Duchess 2
Berths
2/4
2/4
4/6
4/6
4/6
6/8
8/10
Clifton Winter Timetable
04 Nov - 03 Mar
£625
£699
   
£899
 
Bradford on Avon Winter Timetable
10 Feb - 03 Mar
£625
£699
 
£849
£899
 
** All Bases **
March to October
Mar 10
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Mar 17
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Mar 24
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Mar 31
Easter
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Apr 07
£755
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
Apr 14
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
Apr 21
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
Apr 28
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
May 05
Bank Holiday
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
May 12
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
May 19
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
May 26
Bank Holiday
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Jun 02
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jun 09
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jun 16
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jun 23
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jun 30
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jul 07
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jul 14
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Jul 21
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Jul 28
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Aug 04
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Aug 11
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Aug 18
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Aug 25
Bank Holiday
£999
£1,025
£1,125
£1,275
£1,149
£1,529
£1,749
Sep 01
£925
£949
£1,049
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
£1,599
Sep 08
£849
£899
£999
£1,049
£1,199
£1,349
£1,475
Sep 15
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
Sep 22
£699
£749
£849
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,199
Sep 29
£699
£749
£849
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,199
Oct 06
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Oct 13
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Oct 20
£775
£799
£925
£999
£1,125
£1,275
£1,399
Oct 27
£625
£675
£699
£749
£849
£899
£999
Clifton Winter Timetable
27 Oct - 08 Dec
15 - 29 Dec
£849
£849
£699
£999
   
£899
£1,349
Pick up available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday *
* Falkirk Base only Saturday and Wednesday

 
Rates Include:

  • VAT and Canal Tolls
  • Damage Waiver
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Bed Linen
  • Gas
  • Boat Equipment Click here for full equipment list PDF 369kb
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Technical Help
  • Car Parking

Boat Insurance - Damage Waiver:
Damage Waiver is now included in your rates. This gives you full insurance for the boat with no excess payable in the event of any damage / loss or accident to your boat or it inventory. This avoids the requirement for a damage deposit payment of £500 to cover the insurance excess pending any claims.

The following exclusions apply to the Damage Waiver:

  • Speeding (reported or witnessed. The limit is 4 mph).
  • Malicious, negligent or intentional damage to the boat, its inventory, third party property, the canal or river and its structures.
  • Damage to the rudder, skeg or transmission due to cill damage in a lock.
  • Return of the boat late or in an unclean condition.

    In the event of any of the above being reported, we shall claim the full cost of repairs, replacement or compensation.


Rates do NOT Include:

  • Transfers to / from the base
  • Fuel and Oil
  • One Way Surcharge
  • Waterways Guide
  • Security Deposit
  • Optional Extras


Canal Maps and Books:
The following Peasrson Canal Guides are available for purchase. Other books and maps are available for purchase at the base along with various souvenirs.

Guide
Price in Pounds
Grand Union, Oxford & South East
£18.50
Cheshire Ring
£13.50
Welsh Waters (Shropshire and Llangollen)
£13.50
Four Counties Ring
£13.50
Stourport Ring
£13.50
Severn and Avon
£13.50
South Midlands & Warwickshire Ring
£13.50
Oxford and Grand Union
£13.50
Pennine Waters
£13.50
Geo Forth and Clyde & Union
£8.50
For postage overseas please add £3.50 to the price of each guide


Short Breaks:
Short Breaks are available as follows:

  • Saturday Afternoon to Tuesday Afternoon
  • Wednesday Morning to Saturday Morning
  • Friday Afternoon to Monday Morning*
  • Monday Afternoon to Friday Morning*
  • * These days not available from Falkirk Wheel


Pick up and Return Times:
Boats are available between 2.30pm and 3.30pm Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays or from 9.30am on Wednesday departures. They should be returned and vacated by 9.30am or 2.30pm on return days as specified on your confirmation.

Late Return:
If a boat is returned late or unclean, it will cause a delay for the next hirer . In this event, we reserve the right to charge additional costs. Please contact the base if you think you are going to be late.

Gas, Fuel and Water:
The boat has a 110 gallon water tank which should be refilled daily from water points along the canal. Your boat will have a full tank of diesel which is adequate for 2 weeks. The diesel fuel you have used will be charged upon return of the boat and the cost per litre will be slightly lower than supermarket prices. (2017 – average cost £12-15 per day). The boats will typically use between 1.2-1.7 litres per hour depending on driving style. The central heating systems are oil fired, which will also use diesel during colder periods.

Previous Experience / Licence:
No previous experience of narrowboating is necessary. Our boats our easy to operate and our Black Prince team will provide a full induction on your arrival at the base. You do not need a driving licence for a narrowboat and the boat itself is licenced by us for CRT waterways. However, there are certain stretches of river that you do need a river licence to navigate - these are the River Avon, River Nene and River Thames (you can purchase these on the day).

Minimum Crew:
A minimum of two people will be needed to crew a Black Prince boat. This is so you can easily control the boat through locks and swing bridges. We regret we cannot hire to single-handed boaters, however experienced.

Age Limits:
The Hirer must be aged 25 years or over. Though there is no age limit for driving the boat, the Hirer warrants that whenever the boat is driven by a person aged under eighteen years they will always be under the close supervision of a competent adult. Where a boat is occupied by a group comprising mainly young persons, the Hirer warrants that at all times a responsible person aged more than 25 years will be in charge of the group. Black Prince may at its discretion cancel any booking made in contravention of this condition before or at the start date. In this event any money paid will be forfeit and any balance payment will remain due unless Black Prince is able to re-let. If Black Prince is able to re-let the Hirer will remain liable for 15% of the price to cover administration expenses.

Black Prince may at its discretion cancel the booking and refuse to hand over the boat to any person or group who in its opinion is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of age, inexperience, suspected influence of alcohol or drugs or any reason that may adversely affect the safety of any person, or commercial interests of Black Prince. In this event (and provided that the Hirer is not in breach of other parts of the agreement) Black Prince will refund any monies paid and the contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party. Black Prince may repossess the boat at any time if in the opinion of Black Prince the Hirer is unsuitable for the reasons given above or if the Hirer is not behaving responsibly or if the boat or any persons are at risk. In this event the Hirer shall remain liable to pay the hire price and no refund shall be due.

Pets:
We have a large selection of pet friendly boats. There is a charge of £30 each, maximum 2 pets. Please keep them off the furniture and bedding. The intention to bring pets must be clearly stated at time of booking as some boats are pet-free.

Car Parking:
All our bases have free car parking, but we are unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to customers’ vehicles.

Laptop & Mobile:
There is a 12V / USB charger point on each boat and 1700w inverters are also on board that powers the built-in hairdryer, unfortunately, hair straighteners will not work so please do not bring them with you.

Cancellation Protection Scheme:
Once a deposit has been paid and your booking confirmed, a contract exists which renders you liable for the whole of the hire charge even if you are prevented from taking your holiday. Black Prince has arranged a Cancellation Protection Scheme which offers protection against this liability under the qualifying circumstances detailed below. In this event, all liability for any balance charges due will be absolved and if part or all of such charges have already been paid, they will be refunded (less the cancellation scheme fee).

This scheme only covers full cancellation and not a partial refund. If you choose not to take the Cancellation Protection Scheme and subsequently have to cancel your holiday, we will try to re-let your boat. If successful, we will refund your payment minus a 15% re-letting charge.

Qualifying Circumstances

1. Death, injury, illness or pregnancy (certified in all cases by a qualified medical practitioner), jury service or witness call of any member of the party listed on the booking form at the time of booking.

2. Death, injury or illness (certified in all cases by a qualified medical practitioner) of the spouse, partner , parent, step-parent, parent-in-law, brother, sister, children or step-children of the hirer or any member of the party.

3. Redundancy of the hirer, providing that the hirer qualifies for payment under the Redundancy Payment Act 1965.

4. Cancelled leave orders in respect of the UK police and military personnel.

Warranty
This scheme is subject to a warranty at the time of completing the proposal that each proposer and each person on whose state of health the holiday depends is in good health, free from physical or mental defect, not subject to any chronic or recurring illness, and is not under treatment of any kind.

Cancellation Premiums
Please ensure all passengers’ names are given at the time of booking.

Cost
of
Holiday
up to £600
£40.00
£601-£800
£45.00
£801-£1000
£50.00
£1001-£1200
£55.00
£1201-£1400
£60.00
£1401-£1600
£65.00
£1601-£1800
£70.00
£1801+
£75.00


Cancellation and Amendment Fees:
A GBP £35 amendment fee will apply to all amendments once you rental has been booked.
 
Once booked, should you wish to cancel a 100% cancellation fee will / may apply. We strongly recommend taking out adequate travel insurance to cover you should you need to cancel.

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