Canal Boat/house holiday exchange.
Let your canal boat take you around the world! Or maybe your
house could take you on a free cruise along UK canals! All possible with a boat and house holiday exchange.
Sharing your property with people you don't know may sound a bit scary, but the principle of house exchange is long established and usually works well, with both sides responding to the mutual trust of allowing another family the privilege of using their home. So why not a canal boat?
You can follow up any of the opportunities listed below but please note: we present this page and the information on it as a free service and can make no guarantees about the descriptions or arrangements offered, you must make your own further enquiries and any subsequent agreements.
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There is no charge. But we only list holiday exchanges involving a UK
canal boat and we do not include free links to other websites!
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Narrowboat, Shropshire Union Canal
We would like to exchange our 40ft, luxury 2 berth narrow boat on the Shropshire Union, near the Llangollen canal, for 4 to 8 weeks in a self contained motor home in NZ, if possible on the South island. This would not be a simultaneous swap, as we would like to visit Jan, Feb, March early April 2018, but you would be able to use our boat for an equivalent time during our summer, May, June, July, August, September either 2018 or 19. We are a retired couple who have been to NZ before, hiring a motor home and also exchanging. We would pick you up at Manchester airport and take you to our house and then onto the boat etc. and through some locks to get you started. There are, however, some canals that we don't want our boat to travel on, but this can be discussed if interested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (18.4.17)
Hi - we would like to swap a week at our Villa in Bali, Indonesia for a week on a min 6 berth canal boat, in July 2017. Timing of your stay in Bali could be anytime. email@example.com (6.3.17)
House, New Zealand
We're a couple wishing to exchange a narrowboat canal holiday in UK with our home and car at Lake Taupo, Central North Island, New Zealand in 2019 for 1, 2 or 3 months. Great trout fishing. Exchanges don't have to be concurrent. Have sailed NZ waters for 30 years, South Pacific for 10 years. We completed the Warwickshire Ring several years ago. Airport pickup available. 1 week sailing with us on our 42ft yacht if desired in Auckland's stunning Hauraki Gulf. All non-smoking. firstname.lastname@example.org (6.3.17)
House, Bridgenorth Shropshire
Hi, we have a grade II listed 1 bedroom house in Bridgnorth Shropshire that we would like to exchange for a 2 person canal boat holiday in the UK for 1 or 2 week period in 2017. We have a small dog. Contact email@example.com (7.2.17)
Penthouse, Sydney Harbour
Offering luxury Sydney Harbour waterfront penthouse apartment, pool, gym, kayaks, plus Prado 4WD and luxury go anywhere Ultimate XplorGT camper trailer www.ultimate.com.au. Wish to exchange for narrowboat in U.K. for 1, 2, or 3 months UK summer 2017. Have done previous narrowboat exchange for 3 months, very successful for both parties. firstname.lastname@example.org (26.1.17)
Villa, Coast Brava
Spanish Villa in lovely countryside just thirty minutes drive from the costa blanca coastal towns of Javea and Moraira and Calpe and forty minutes from Benidorm. Sleeps 6, two kingsize bedrooms plus one with twin beds. Fabulous swimming pool and gardens with plenty of shady areas for alfresco dining. Outdoor kitchen with BBQ. Would like to swap 1st -15th July 2017 for canal boat, preferably in the north of England, but anywhere considered. We are experienced canal boaters having had our own boat for 7 years. Please email email@example.com (19.1.17)
Motorhome New Zealand
Swap 2015 Tribute 615 Motorhome in Auckland New Zealand for quality narrowboat in England 2 to 3 months, 2016,17,18? Does not have to be concurrent, ie you could come this southern summer Dec-April, we would come June-Sept. We are a recently retired Prof couple who have owned two narrowboats in the UK, having 6 years canal experience. We are reliant, tidy and careful boaters, non smoking. Airport pick ups and could also arrange some time in our unique country cottage near the sea, with car included to explore Auckland and environs. Email John and Natalie on firstname.lastname@example.org (21.11.16)
Apartment Calpe Costa Blanca Spain. We would like to exchange our lovely apartment (sleeps six) at imperial park spa resort for narrow boat swap in the uk preferably Lancashire and Yorkshire regions. Year: 2017 - 2018 Jhaworth42@gmail.com (15.8.16)
Narrowboat, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
I own a beautiful, light airy 43 ft narrowboat on the Brecon and Monmouth canal that wends though the Brecon Beacons that sleeps 2. Has woodburner and shower facilities. Would be open to swaps for apartments or boats in Britain or Europe in 2016/2017 email@example.com (1.8.16)
Motorhome, New Zealand South Island
We are a reliable professional semi-retired couple in New Zealand's beautiful West Coast - in the South Island. We have a 1989 Nissan 9 mtr House Bus that can sleep up to 5 people.. So it is ideal for a family.. It is fully self-contained, with toilet,shower, kitchen etc,.. Solar panels on the roof charge 2 big house batteries which means you never need mains power and can therefore take advantage of the many free camping/parking sites scattered around our beautiful country.. This is not your average Motorhome.. so you will need what we call a Class 2 licence to drive it - the 1st of 6 classes for heavy vehicles - maybe a HT or Truck licence in your country. We would like to exchange it for a River/Canal boat holiday experience for a month or two in Uk or Europe. Probably in your 2017 Summer.. but you could use ours in our Summer if you like.. Dec-Feb or Autumn is also good weather and less crowded Mar-May. email to firstname.lastname@example.org (20.7.16)
Caravan & SUV, New Zealand
Toyota Landcruiser4WD and Caravan Wanaka NZ Available on free site 4mins from town centre or to take touring. We are looking for a canal boat in the UK for 3 to 4 weeks during 2017 summer. Caravan is available anytime from Jan 2017 on and does not have to be concurrent and are flexible with duration. Lake Wanaka is one of the most beautiful destinations in New Zealand with both Summer and Winter attractions. Google it and see! Contact email@example.com (11.7.16)
Temporary mooring swap. We have a delightful farm mooring with water, electricity and secure parking on the Llangollen canal. 1 hour from Hurleston Junction. We want to be in the Bristol Bath area before the end of the year. Looking for a similar mooring to swap on a temporary basis. If interested please contact Wisemanp@hotmail.co.uk . (11.7.16)
Apartment, South West France
South West France. Lovely peaceful apartment with sunny balcony 5min walk to Salies de bearn. Famous for its thermal baths , golf, food and wine, etc, etc. Very close to Biarritz (car needed) and wonderful walks and beaches. Sleeps two, with everything you need. Swap 2016/17 for 7 to 10 days narrowboat of good standard. Good cheap fights to Lourdes or Biarritz. End of Summer (Sept.) is perfect. What do you have for three people Phone 0033 559 38 2000 or e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org (11.7.16)
We have a five acre Finca in Catalonia with a very simple Casita with hot and cold water, solar power and lots of birds animals and wildflowers. There is No swimming pool or nightlife but about 30 minutes from the beautiful Costa Dorada. Looking for a narrow boat swap up to four weeks sometime 2017, we do not use Casita in summer months. Ideal for practical boaters. email@example.com (16.5.16)
House, South Australia
South Australia, rural property on 20 acres with Pool, near to Goolwa / Strathalbyn 1 hour drive south from Adelaide City Centre on the beautiful Fleurieu peninsula. We are looking for about 2-3 months swap after Easter 2017. House has 3 double bedrooms and separate self contained apartment. Swap includes use of all wheel drive vehicle. Looking for 4-6 berth narrow boat for travelling anywhere in the UK. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (27.4.16)
Apartment, Southern Italy
We offer our beautiful Apartment in Southern Italy overlooking the ancient historic town of Tropea and Stromboli Volcano. Situated in beautiful organic gardens with infinity pool and jacuzzi. The apartment sleeps two people. This is a stunning location, offering peace and tranquility. Ideally we are looking for a Narrow Boat or Camper Van located within the UK. Dates 2016/2017 flexible to be arranged and Dog Friendly, we have 2 small very well behaved dogs. Tonybanks@sky.com (8.4.16)
Cabin, Pennsylvania State Forest
U.S. wilderness cabin holiday trade for UK narrowboat. Horticulturist couple from PA. Trade secluded, rustic one-room cabin amid 190,000 acres of Moshannon State Forest for two weeks aboard narrowboat. Anytime May 2016 on through 2017. We'll pick you up at Philadelphia or NYC airport, take you for supplies, and get you fully acquainted with the cabin and the forest before leaving you to enjoy! 4x4 vehicle and quality sports gear available. Hiking, trout fishing, swimming, botanizing, bird and animal watching - even wild elk! Video/ photo gallery, plus full written description of amenities and our exchange proposal available, please email email@example.com (11.3.16)
House, Rocky Mountains Colorado
We offer a beautiful condo on a golf course at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, USA that we'd like to exchange for a narrow boat. Loveland hosts the largest sculpture show in the USA in early August. We are experienced sailors. Would like two weeks to a month this summer or fall 2016 or whenever. We are flexible with the details. Let's visit. firstname.lastname@example.org (7.3.16)
Apartment, Lake Garda Italy
We offer a beautiful apartment in an historic palace on the lake of Garda (near Salo). We search for a narrow boat near the Leicester area in 2016/2017. email@example.com (2.3.16)
Retired couple offering 60ft narrow boat. Semi trad built 2010, fixed double bed plus convertible double in saloon, central heating, solid fuel stove, washing machine, shower and toilet. Flexible with timing and duration 2016/7, swap does not need to be concurrent. Open to suggestions ideally somewhere warm during the UK winter. firstname.lastname@example.org (10.2.16)
Offering 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with small private garden and huge roof top terrace. Full Mediterranean sea view. 5 minute walk to beach, all restaurants and bars. Hiking trails close by. Golf. All in the beautiful beach community of Mojacar Playa, Spain In exchange for 2 weeks to 2 months Narrow boat exchange in 2017. email@example.com (8.2.16)
House, South Africa
Two bedroom house with one bed thatched treehouse by the Indian Ocean, a short walk to a quiet beach. Nature lovers paradise in South Africa, near good eateries, game parks and 20 minutes to East London. Former boat builder looking for a 4-6 berth narrowboat for week 24 June to 17 July 2016 for family holiday. Horse drawn ideally! Exchanger can come to us anytime except mid Dec-mid Jan. firstname.lastname@example.org (25.1.16)
House, South Australia
We are resident in South Australia, rural property near to Carrickalinga which is 1 hour drive south from Adelaide City Centre. Kangaroos out the window, fantastic beaches and diving very close. We are looking for about 2-3 months swap in 2016-17. Swap includes use of a all wheel drive Subaru. We require a boat, narrow or wide that has two bathrooms, and can accommodate at least 2 x double and 2 x single. It need not be continuous as we will do some days away visiting friends. email@example.com (11.1.16)
We have a 3 bed villa with private pool in Ovacik Fethiye Turkey. Nr Olu Deniz. It is fully equipped as this is our home. Looking to swap for approx 1 year as a live aboard. 2016 or 2017. Photos by request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (30.11.15)
Trawler, Erie Canal USA
34ft trawler trade for same in England or Europe. I am on Erie Canal upstate NY. May to October 2016 or 2017. phone 520 423 7670 email email@example.com (2.11.15)
House, New Zealand
We are wishing to exchange a long boat holiday with our beautiful property at Lake Rotoiti in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. Our property has fantastic lake views and sleeps up to 8 persons. Our house has all modern facilities including a spa pool etc. and is close to amenities. We are wanting to exchange in October 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org (18.9.15)
House, New Zealand
We are a semi retired couple looking for a holiday on a canal boat in the UK or Europe for a period of 3-6 months in 2016-17. We have a beautiful house in Papamoa Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand along with a car. We have had 2 previous canal boat trips in France which we loved and would like to do the same in many different regions. email@example.com (1.7.15)
Widebeam boat, Bath
Offering our wonderful, spacious widebeam, moored on the riverside 3 miles from Georgian Bath, England. It is hooked up to electricity and water and caravan facilities are close by. Good motor and set up for cruising. We would like to consider a month (maybe more) swap for a home in Greece, Spain or Portugal in Summer 2016/17. Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org (15.6.15)
We offer a 32ft twin diesel engines boat located in Ittre, on the Brussels-Charleroi canal near the famous Plan Incline de Ronquieres and the Strepy Elevator. She can sleep 4 adults in comfort an two more in the completely protected cockpit. We have cruised in France so far as the Burgondy canal and in the Nord of Netherland. It totalize a cruising ground of more than 10.000 km, including Belgian canals and rivers. The boat has a WC, kitchen with gaz cooker, microwave and fridge but no shower. We are a retired couple and we are looking for a canal boat in UK or in Germany near Berlin for a period of minimum 3 weeks. Simultaneity is not mandatory. We are very busy this year, so we don't expect a exchange before spring 2016. email@example.com (29.4.15)
House, New Zealand
Investigating opportunity to swap our house and transport for up to a year in 2018/9 with a canal boat in England for the same time. Need GB time to do genealogy expeditions. Timing likely to be in 3 or 4 years time. House is 25 minutes from Wellington City in bushy suburban Upper Hutt. firstname.lastname@example.org (5.3.14)