Canal Boat Holidays with Andersen Boats
Pet Friendly Boating Holidays with Andersen Boats
All of our boats are pet friendly, and now 2 dogs can come absolutely free (max 3 dogs, additional dog £35). We are dog owners and understand how important it can be to find a dog friendly holiday. All of our boats are thoroughly cleaned to the highest standards before each handover, we provide the standard that we expect... which is very high. If you have any questions about bringing a pet, please give us a call...
Canal boating is a great holiday to discover amazing new areas of England and Wales with all your family, including your pets. The nature of our canal holiday routes means that you have a huge amount of dog-walking routes to discover. Each day you can all have a new tow-path to expore, a new woodland in which to have an adventure and just amazing times in places you just did not know were there. Travel along our waterways at a gentle pace and because our boats travel at only 4mph it’s not difficult to keep up if you and your dog feel like exploring whilst the boat is moving.
Top Tips for Dog Friendly Holidays
- Remember to take all your normal equipment – dog bed, leads and poop bags etc. The canal paths do have poop bins at the main stopping points. It’s a good idea to take a spare lead in case you lose one overboard.
- Take a spare towel for the dog in case he accidentally takes a dip.
- You may want to consider a dog life jacket. Jackets with handles on the top are especially good for hauling the dog back on board just in case he falls in. Canal banks can be steep and difficult for dogs to climb out of.
- Allow your pets to fully explore the narrowboat when you first arrive so he can get used to his new home, but we ask that you do please keep your pets off the furniture and bedding.
- Be aware that the waterways are teeming with wildlife
– young dogs may be tempted to jump and chase!
- Don’t let your dog drink the river or canal water. Ensure that you have clean drinking water available at all times onboard and on shore when you moor up.
- Put your dog on his lead when entering locks and mooring for their own safety.