Welcome to Canaltime

from CLC World

More than 2,000 miles of inland waterways wind their way across the English countryside, offering a wonderfully relaxing and laid back holiday experience. Established over 20 years ago, Canaltime from CLC World offers a truly Great British Holiday option for our Members.

This website has all the information you’ll need to discover more about where we cruise, the boats themselves and lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of this fabulous way to holiday!

See you soon!

The CLC Canaltime Team


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total relaxation

Whether you’re a seasoned narrowboater or a complete beginner, this type of holiday is de-stress personified. Meander through gloriously unspoilt countryside, revel in the wildlife, enjoy fabulous gastronomic delights at quintessential British pubs, without a traffic light or train cancellation in sight!


our fleet

Our fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats is available out of six marinas across Cheshire and the Midlands, offering routes with evocative names like the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales. You’ll be following in the footsteps of historical figures as diverse as Thomas Telford and Sir Edward Elgar.


family friendly

Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends, why not take your pushbikes and cycle along a few towpaths? Even better, there’s no need to leave man’s best friend at home – pets can come along for the ride too!



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what our guests say

On a lark we decided to do this trip based on pictures from our UVClifestyle collection membership and RCI. We weren’t disappointed at all. It’s glamping on the water. Every boater we came in co tact with along the way we’re not only friendly but so very helpful. The people at CLC are also very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and are always at the other end of the phone line in case of troubles or concerns. We would do this again. We rented a 4 berth boat but for more than 2 would recommend a 6 berth as quarters are snug so you really have to like the people you go with

Barbara SCanaltime

Loved this holiday. Instruction was sufficient as we were total beginners, but not too long. Extra info on boat. And loads of people you meet along the way are eager to help too. Such a sociable and interesting holiday. Boat was well equipped, so you can cook a meal if you want. We took disposable BBQs and stopped en route. It was quite a squeeze with a teenager, and sadly I got the feeling the boat wasn't just that clean, nothing obvious just the faint smell of tobacco and hair in shower etc. And no means of making toast. Minor points really, it was just fantastic and great value for what it was.

Maria FBrilliant short break