Boating Holidays Masthead
Boating Holidays Masthead

Boating and Canal Holidays in Europe

Boating Holidays are brought to you by Blue Water Holidays Ltd, a UK registered limited company. It has been working with the major boat hire firms in the UK, France, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Germany and Belgium since 1998, and now offers over 3000 boating holiday choices in the UK and Europe.

Mailing Address:

Boating Holidays
Bowers Wharf
BD23 2PD

Tel: 01756 701200 (+44 1756 701200)

Fax: 01756 706501 (+44 1756 706501)


We look forward to hearing from you

We take every care to ensure that our information is correct and appropriate. Most is taken from material supplied by holiday providers. Holiday contracts are taken out with the relevant providers, whose terms and conditions apply.

Use and Privacy Policy

Website Legal Notice

This is important information concerning the use of this website. Please also read our Privacy Policy.

Website Introduction

This website is operated by Blue Water Holidays Ltd (registered number 4085664)

We grant you a non-exclusive licence to use this website upon the following terms and conditions. We may terminate this licence at any time without notice.

Intellectual Property

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. It is protected by intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, copyright. You may view, use, download and store the material on this website for personal information and research only, or to make legitimate reservations or purchases, but no copying for any commercial or business use is permitted. The re-distribution, re-publication or otherwise making available of the material on this website to third parties without our prior written consent is prohibited.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Accuracy of Information

We have tried to be as accurate as possible in the provision of information on this website, much of which is supplied to us by third parties. The information and/or prices shown on this Website are updated from time to time. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies and (except as otherwise stated in these terms and conditions) make no representation and give no warranty as to its accuracy.

Information on this website is subject to change without notice and should not be relied on and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation. By using this website you confirm that you have not relied on any such information. Any arrangements made between you and any third party named or referred to on the website are entirely at your sole risk and responsibility. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday or travel arrangements (including the price) at the time of booking.

Nothing on this website is intended to be nor should be construed as an offer to enter into a contractual relationship.


This website contains links to other websites. We accept no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites which are not under the strict control of ourselves. Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website. You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without our prior written consent.


We do not guarantee that use of this website will be compatible with all hardware and software which may be used by visitors to the site. We will be under no liability to you whatsoever whether in contract, tort, (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise for any injury, death, damage or direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the use, accessing, downloading or relying on any information or other materials contained in this website, including, without limitation, as a result of any computer virus.

These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence, for fraud or for any matter which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude its liability.


Our privacy policy can be seen below. This privacy policy forms part of these terms and conditions.

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions (including the privacy policy below) contain all the terms which we have agreed in relation to the use of the website. Please note that all bookings are subject to terms and conditions of booking as detailed on the relevant booking information supplied to you at the time.

Jurisdiction and acceptance of these terms and conditions

We are an English registered company therefore the services we offer and all aspects of these terms and conditions are governed by the applicable laws of England and Wales. Any contract concluded on this website will be concluded in the English language only. We cannot give any assurances that the information on this Website complies with the laws of any other country.

Any disputes that may arise between us will be dealt with exclusively by the Courts of England and Wales.

Website Privacy Policy

In the details below 'we' refers to Blue Water Holidays Ltd.


This privacy statement sets out how we comply with European Union data protection requirements. This applies to the entire website. You can access this privacy statement via the link on the About Us page.

We have structured our website so that, in general, you can visit us on the web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us with any information by which you can be identified then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping all personal details confidential. We only use information you provide to enable us to process your holiday booking efficiently and to tell you about our services.

What we collect and why

If you make an enquiry or join our mailing list we collect your name and mailing address, contact telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es) where applicable. When you book a holiday with us or enter into any other transaction with or via us we will need any information required to process the transaction, normally including credit or debit card number and expiry date.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the service and information you have requested concerning your holiday booking or other transaction or enquiry.

We may use this information for our internal record keeping, and our representatives may follow it up, either by e-mail, phone or mail, as part of our customer care procedures. We may periodically use aspects of information about you to advise you of new products and services, promotions, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting.

We may use aspects of information about you to assist with our marketing and promotional developments in order to improve and extend our product range and enhance the quality and service we provide to our customers. We aim to provide you with the highest standard of service and increase our customers' choices whereever possible. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by e-mail, phone or mail.

Do we share the information with anyone?

We will never wilfully disclose personal information about you to any third party without receiving your permission. We may have to pass on certain details to a company or organisation in order that your holiday or other service or product can be provided. For example, the tour operator, the airline, hotel or credit card company. When you make a booking or enter into a transaction this means you consent to our passing on such details.

We may be required to provide information by law as permitted by the Data Protection Act or by a legal authority recognised by the European Union.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties other than our associated/subsidiary companies as specified above unless we have your permission or are required by law.

We may release your personal information to our authorised direct marketing agents unless you tell us that you do not wish this to happen. If you have not previously objected to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or e-mailing us at:

Data Protection Compliance Officer,
Blue Water Holidays Limited
Bowers Wharf
North Yorkshire
BD23 2PD

What if you would like a copy of the information we hold about you?

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. This fee will not exceed £10. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Blue Water Holidays Limited
Bowers Wharf
North Yorkshire
BD23 2PD

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information which was found to be incorrect.

Other Websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. Once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How we use 'Cookies'

A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to gather statistics - such as how long our users browse on each section of our website, and on some pages to hold on your computer such data as your name and address to avoid you having to retype them. Other than this, we do not store information in the cookie and use it for any other purpose, or pass on personal data to any other parties.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using our website but it may restrict the use of certain features.

You may set your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely. You can delete the files that contain cookies - those files are stored on your hard drive and can be accessed via your web browser and its Help facility.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


By using this Website, and if you have not advised us to the contrary, you are consenting to the collection and use of your personal information by Blue Water Holidays Limited and its trading names in accordance with this Privacy Policy. When you use this site you are agreeing that we may use your personal information for the purposes set out in this statement.