Many dog owners enjoy boating holidays with their pets. It can be a peaceful holiday away from the hustle and bustle where you can leave roads and traffic behind and enjoy country scenery and fresh air as you explore the world at a much slower pace. Dogs seem to enjoy taking in the scenery as much as their owners and there are plenty of opportunities for dog walks along riverbanks or canal paths.
Narrow boats are fully equipped compact spaces that provide your home-on-the- move as you travel their unique routes exploring town and country. You’ll have a wide choice of moorings and will find plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes along the route.
Alternatively, opt for a river cruiser. Boat hire companies around the UK welcome dogs on board with routes of a variety of lengths provided. Why not hire a day boat for a trial and see how your dog reacts? The Norfolk Broads, for example, is a unique water landscape to explore and there are even fixed-mooring houseboats to hire.
Many dogs love water, but take care and supervise swims to ensure they can safely make their way out onto the bank. Doggy lifejackets are ideal for ensuring that you can lift the dog back on board the boat.