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
Narrowboat, Pennington Flash, Wigan
Published: 27th July 2023
We have a 43ft narrowboat, 4 berth, currently moored near Pennington Flash. Anything considered motor home would be good.
Years Available: 2023
Name: Alison Email: email@example.com
Lodge, Paros, Greece
Published: 12th June 2023
Looking to exchange does not need to be concurrent our side . A barge for 3-4 weeks august 2024 . We have had barge holidays before . In exchange we have our lovely converted boatshack on Paros, Greece on dry land ,sitting amongst olive trees and vineyards with view over the sea to anti Paros and when weather prevails, from here you can see 9 other islands ,enjoy stunning sunsets and look for shooting stars. The use of our dear old fiat panda so you can get around like a local . The time passes with the tinkle of the goats bells . You will sleep in a king sized bed ,there is a lounge /kitchen area where you can prepare your meals although we are solar powered you have the mod cons ,fridge ,toaster , Nespresso machine and 4 hob gas burner . Bathroom with large walk in shower area . A private shaded decked area where you can enjoy a glass and watch the sun go down .
House, North Island, New Zealand
Published: 9th May 2023
Three bedroom house on lifestyle block, 45 minutes from NZ's best north island Skifield, and Lake Taupo. 2-3 hours to most north island cities. Fly fishing at the door. Vehicles included. Canal boat wanted. Have done five previous canal boat hires, including twice on Canal du Midi. Ideally, like an exchange for 1-3 months - August/September 2023 or 2024.
Years Available: 2023,2024
Villa, Costa de la Calma, Mallorca
Published: 21st April 2023
We have a lovely pet-friendly 3-bedroom villa in Costa de la Calma, Mallorca sleeping up to 6 guests all rooms have air-con and we have a beautiful pool and 3 bathrooms. We live in a nice quiet area but it's only a 15-minute walk to the nearest beach and there are many restaurants close by. We are looking to swap for a narrow boat in the UK size does not really matter as long as it sleeps up to 4 people and we can take aboard our dog. I am a retired professional yacht captain and sailing/motor cruising instructor so hopefully your boat will be in safe hands. We also have a lovely motorhome 2021 4 berths which we could swap for a couple of weeks instead of the house if it suits the normal licence only required. We are looking for mid-June this year as we shall be in the UK then anyway.
Years Available: 2023,2024,2025
Apartment, Porto Cristo, Mallorca
Published: 11th January 2023
We have available a lovely two bedroom two bathroom apartment with direct access to Cala Anguilla beach near the town of Porto Cristo, Mallorca. A small pueblo of 28 apartments with shared pool. Fully equipped with modern kitchen, dining room, terrace and bbq. We are looking for a four berth narrow boat for a week exchange. Not necessary to be concurrent. We are experienced boaters having owned a family narrow boat as well as hiring.
Years Available: 2023
House, Nelson, New Zeland
Published: 2nd November 2022
Hello, we are a kiwi family of four looking to swap use of our large heritage colonial-style house in Nelson New Zeland for a canal boat in April and May 2023. We have done four canal boat holidays and a swap before so pretty experienced fit and practical family who would respect and care for your boat like our own. Use of our hoes need not be at the same time but excludes the months of December and January. Happy to pick up a boat anywhere in the UK.
Years Available: April/May 2023
Name: Tom and Marijke Ransom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lodge, Heysham, Lans
Published: 15th September 2022
Very good quality lodge - Greendale Farm caravan park, Carr Lane, Middleton. Near Heysham, Lancs. Wanted - canal boat in the South of France for Christmas 2022 and other periods to talk about. We also have a canal cruiser so we can sail anything.
Years Available: 2022,2023
Name: Paul Askew Email: email@example.com
Cottage, Christchurch, New Zealand
Published: 1st September 2022
I offer, for the right barge exchange, my adorable miner's cottage. Located on the fashionable and desirable Montreal st in Christchurch city, New Zealand. While I'd prefer the bigger proportions and comforts, a dutch barge, or similar vessel offers, accommodating my planned longer stay, I am aware that the proportions of the more traditional narrow boats have greater access to waterways throughout UK. And so would not rule out the right one and I'm happy to receive enquiries from you. Any time between March/April 2023 onwards. Open to discussion. Ideally 6 months plus.
Years Available: 2023/2024
Name: Pamela-Jayne Cooper Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottage, New Zealand
Published: 19th August 2022
I have a one bedroom cottage in Ashburton New Zealand in exchange for a canal longboat in the UK during August September 2023.
Years Available: 2023
Name: Steve Woolley Email: email@example.com
Apartment, Mallorca, Spain
Published: 19th August 2022
Offering a lovely two bedroom apartment with direct beach access, shared pool in an award winning complex of 28 apartments at Cala Anguila Mallorca. We are experienced boaters, having had a family owned cruiser and narrow boat. Exchange does not need to be concurrent. Ideally we would like 5 to 7 days in September/ October this year but realise that this is short notice so would be happy to set something up for spring 2023. Photos and more information available . We are an active fit 60 ish couple
Years Available: 2022/2023
Name: Sue Morgan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
House, South Africa
Published: 24th July 2022
Canal boat swop for a house in South Africa. A month to 2 months. One bedroom house with a large garden, veggie garden and an extra cottage in a picturesque small town, Rosendal in the Eastern Free State. Close to Lesotho and the Drakensberg. Included a Land Rover Defender 110 1997 300tdi fully equipped for trips to Lesotho or the Drakensberg. We have done African trips with him. Looking for April/May 2022.
Motorhome, New Zealand
Published: 8th June 2022
Motorhome in New Zealand in exchange for Canal boat in UK. Spring Summer or Autumn 2023. We are able to supply accommodation in Christchurch and Auckland as well as Motorhome for exploring all of New Zealand. We are experienced in canal boating having completed 3 successful exchanges.
Name: Barry Email: email@example.com
Published: 25th April 2022
We have a lovely house in Portugal between Lisbon and Porto and we are looking for a narrow boat exchange, 2022/2023. Our villa has five bedrooms, swimming pool, games room etc. Its in a lovely unspoilt, non-touristy part of Portugal and it’s near to great places to visit, river bathing, lakes, Roman heritage sites etc.It’s also on the Caminha trail. We really love it. We have done canal boat holidays and exchanges before and now that we have more time we would love to exchange again. If you are interested please get in touch. Can be simultaneous or non-simultaneous.
Name: Julie Daryl Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 21st December 2021
We have a gorgeous 3 double bedroom cottage in Constantine, Cornwall; 5 miles west of Brill and 2 miles from Helford river. Recently refurbished with all mod cons. ASHP central heating, solar panels, hot tub, large private garden. Parking for several cars and possible use of garage. Fabulous kitchen with underfloor heating, granite worktops, induction hob, boiling water tap, fridge freezer with ice and chilled water. TV in lounge, kitchen and one bedroom. Master bedroom has en suite. Family bathroom upstairs and additional toilet downstairs. Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Everything you need. Looking for canal boat anywhere. Length of stay negotiable and not necessarily concurrent.
Published: 30th June 2021
We have a one bedroom flat with parking in Newquay Cornwall, not a holiday let, we keep it for when we are in Cornwall on business. Suitable for a couple or single person only. We are a couple in our 60s. We would like a week to ten days on a cruiser or narrow boat. Consider anywhere, 2021, 2022, 2023. Does not need to be simultaneous.
Name: Richard Email: email@example.com