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What should I Bring?
We have limited storage so a soft holdall type bag is best, no hard cases please. Dress is very informal, comfortable clothes, including walking boots or shoes, sun-hat and sun glasses and waterproofs, and a torch should be included, and a pair of binoculars if you have them and a camera.

All towels soap, and bedding are provided.
We also have a varied selection of dvd's, cd's, books and games on board for your pleasure.

Is there mains electric on board?
Yes 240 volt sockets available in all cabins.

Any Restrictions?
Sorry we do not carry any pets.
We are unable to accept bikes due to limited storage space.
We can not accept bookings which include children under 14 years of age, unless it is part of a booking by one individual for the full boat charter.
No smoking is permitted onboard the boat.

How & when do I join the boat?
Detailed joining instructions and a map will be sent with your final invoice.
Please give us a contact telephone number in the week prior to your arrival just in case we have any last minute problems to report.
On arrival you can have your cabin any time after 4.00 p.m. If you wish to explore the area before, then it is often possible to drop off your bags earlier by prior arrangement.
Evening meal will be served at 6.30/7.30 p.m .
We will not normally move off until the next morning.
You will normally depart by 10.00 a.m. Often bags can be held onboard to be collected later in the day if you wish to take more time at our final destination, by prior arrangement

I am not very mobile...
Takara welcome guests with some physical disabilities, and in fact these holidays are ideal for you, all facilities are within a few yards. You can join in by just sitting and watching the scenery pass you by.
Sorry we can not accommodate wheel chairs etc on the boat. Although there is always a wall close enough for support, and also the crew are here to help.
We are sorry but we cannot offer assistance with dressing or toilets/showering.
However no one will rush you, you can do things slowly at your own pace.
If you are uncertain please phone us to discuss what you require. It should be possible to arrange for you to come and have look over the boat before you book to settle any questions
What will a typical day be like?
Breakfast will be served at 8.00 a.m., cereals, toast and a choice of cooked breakfast.
We normally move off between 9am & 9.30 a.m., you can choose to ride and watch the scenery pass you by, help with the locks, or you can even just walk along the towpath. The choice is yours, it's your holiday!
Between 12.00 & 1.30pm. We will moor for a light lunch and fresh fruit to follow. You may also have time to explore the area around the boat.
In the afternoon we will continue on our way or perhaps give you the chance to explore a museum, stately home or castle near our route.
We moor up for the evening around  3.00pm to 4.00pm approx, to give you the chance to explore the area, or have a quick nap!
At 6.30/7.30pm our Three course evening meal is served.
Sample menu
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, followed by hot apple pie with rich vanilla custard, finishing of with coffee and mints.

In the evening you may want go to the local pub, sit and read, listen to music or watch a dvd. or even have a game of cards / dominoes,the choice is yours.
The difficulty is in describing a typical day since life on the canals and rivers is so varied. You will not find boredom a problem, but neither will you have to rush around.

Do you sell Alcohol or Can I bring my own?
Sorry we don't sell alcohol,
Yes feel free to bring your own & we won't charge for corkage.

Not included in the price....
Our prices do not include,
1. Admission prices to local attractions.
2 .Transport to/from the boat .
3. Car parking.
4. Travel Insurance.
5. Cancellation Insurance.

There are foods I do not eat...
Because of restricted space unfortunately we can not offer you a choice of menu, so we ask you on the booking form to list any dietary requirements and any foods you strongly dislike. We will not accept the booking unless we are sure we can cope.

     Thanks to all our guest past & present
                  Dean & Christopher owners and operators of Takara