At Holidays Afloat & Ripples

We understand that to stay the biggest and the best you have to keep changing and improving. So these are just a few reasons why you should book your houseboat with Holidays Afloat & Ripples

There are no hidden charges like cleaning, gas, or environmental pumpout on top of your rental cost. The only additional charge is the fuel you use. The vessel leaves with full tanks, they are filled up on your return, and you are charged for what you use.

At the end of your hire you simply unload at our marina and head home. There is secure car parking in our sealed car park which is locked at night (two car spaces for the Elite, Homecruiser, Fisherman, Family 45′ and one car space for all other vessels). There is also ample street parking in the immediate vicinity of our marina.

All our houseboats, except the Weekenders, have DVD players and CD sound systems.

Our Elite 47′ have two bunk rooms (each with four single bunks) and two lounges that open to double beds.

Our Homecruiser 47’ can be driven from either the upstairs entertaining deck or from the downstairs saloon and has 2 private bedrooms.

All Elite and Homecruisers have electric anchor winches, electronic engine controls, a staircase to the top deck and large BBQ cooking facilities.

Our Fisherman 45′  includes an electric anchor winch and bait board stations for fishing with ample rod holders.

Our Family 45’ is equipped with full size two door fridge/freezers, hooded stainless steel BBQ’s.

Our modern Seaway 33’ flybridge cruiser will appeal to those seeking more of a traditional boat style than a houseboat. With electronic engine controls, the choice of driving from either the flybridge or the saloon and electric anchoring, the Seaway is ideal for a romantic weekend away.

Our Islander 35′ is perfect for the young family of four or two couples.

All our vessels have generous sunshades, easy to operate BBQs, comfortable outdoor furniture, built-in eskies, and bait/fishing tables. Our vessels come with a complimentary row dinghy that you tow behind.  This allows you to access the shore. Alternatively, you can upgrade to an easy to use motorised dinghy.

Our vessels are fitted with back to base GPS tracking as a safety precaution.

All our vessels have flush toilet systems with holding tanks on board. No effluent goes into the river.

All vessels, except the Weekenders, are equipped with an inverter suitable for recharging mobile phones, laptops and cameras. Please note: You are not able to plug in hair drying equipment, straighteners, coffee machines,cooking appliances or 12v fridge.