Maximum number of people on board: 4

Ratty is here to provide you with a few days escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ideal for a family or small group of friends hoping for a real back to basics getaway without the distraction of television or internet access, you’ll love the opportunity to spend real quality time together in some stunning surroundings.

Ratty will be available to begin your relaxing break on Fridays offering a superb 3 night weekend break, starting at 3pm and returning the following Monday at 10am. Or from 3pm on Mondays offering a 4 night midweek break returning on Friday at 10am.

Weekend Breaks
Ratty will be available to board from 3pm and after a full demonstration of the boat and all its features, followed by instruction in the safe handling and operation of the boat by one of our RYA qualified instructors, you are then free to head off. Your only pressure to have the boat back with us by 10am on Monday morning.

Midweek Breaks
Ratty will be available for you to board at 3pm Monday, and after the same instruction (as outlined for the Weekend Break) once our qualified RYA instructor is happy, you are then free to set off for what we hope will be a most wonderfully relaxing short break. Once again your only commitment to return, this time at 10am on Friday morning.

How you spend your time is ultimately up to you, though if you need a little inspiration one of the team will be more than happy to help. You may prefer to head for a quiet night moored in the in the heart of some of Gloucestershire’s stunning countryside with only local wildlife for company. Or you may prefer a berth close to one of the many canalside pubs, enjoying good food and drink ashore. If you’re hoping for a little more choice you might even venture to Gloucester Docks, right in the heart of the city with its vast choice of pubs and restaurants.

Cruise routes

Please note that the cruising route is restricted to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, a distance of 16 miles.

All our boats were purposely designed and built for Day and Holiday hire exclusively on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

The Day Hire boats are licensed and insured for a maximum of 10 or 6 people for Day hire only and our holiday boat Ratty is licensed and insured for a maximum of 4 people to enjoy 3 or 4 night breaks, offering possibly the most relaxing mini break you will ever have.


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