We have specially designed day-boats available for up to 12 people including a brand new boat for disabled use. View the boats
Amble along the canal as you please watching the countryside go by.
As with our holidays, no previous experience is necessary as tuition is given at the start of the day. Prices start at less than £10 per person (depending upon boat and number of people on the trip).
'Robin' & 'Rooster'
Day Hire boats
New disabled day hire boat 2016
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through South Wales which for the majority of its 35-mile length runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park, and its present rural character and tranquility belies its original industrial transportational purpose.
If travelling South from Goytre, you'll head towards Mamhilad about 2 hours cruising from Goytre and there are no locks along the route. At bridge no 62, there is a charming pub called The Star Inn where you could stop for your lunch before returning to the base. If you would prefer to travel a little further on, then you can continue instead to The Horse and Jockey in Pontypool at bridge 56 in about an extra 45 minutes for a swift half before heading back to the marina.
If travelling north, you'll travel up towards Llanfoist, which is about 2 1/2 hours cruising from the marina, and no locks, a route with numerous bridges and charming little aqueducts along the way. If you want to get away from it all, this route is for you, away from all civilization, with as much peace and tranquility as you could ask for. Although there are no canalside pubs in this direction, there is a picnic area with a table between bridges 93 and 94 if you want to bring your packed lunch. Once you have finished you will then need to turn around and come back to the marina. Alternatively, if you would rather not stop for a picnic, you can continue on to bridge 97 in Govilon which is about another 45 minutes away where you can use the winding hole to turn around and come back to the marina.
Listen to BBC Countryfile Sunday 15th April 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01g9ftr/