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If you specifically mean a holiday on a canal narrow-boat, you need to do some research into your planned route. You can get advice, maps, etc, from the hire company. Bear in mind that the maximum legal speed is 4 miles per hour, and most hire boats will not exceed that my much even if you disregard the law. Also, you need to allow time for going through ...


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The main agencies are Blakes and Hoseasons, although most of the individual boatyards are now on the internet, and you might get a better deal if you contact them directly. Google 'boatyard' plus the region or the name of the waterway that you're interested in. You are allowed to drive the boat yourself and you don't need any kind of permit. If you haven't ...


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Canada has hundreds of rivers suitable for your trip in most ways. Canada, especially Northern Canada, is famous for its waterways, and for Canadians navigating them in one way or another. Of course the most normal way to do it is by canoe or kayak, but there is as far as I know nothing to stop you using a raft if you feel like it. In fact, depending on ...


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One of the more famous tours is run by the Canal Museum: Summer Canal Boat Tours Travel by boat through Islington tunnel on the Regent's Canal, opened in 1820, and around three quarters of a mile in length. When it first opened boats had to be pushed through by a process of "legging" where men lay on the boat and pushed against the walls with ...


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I just found an answer on yahoo anwsers (Portuguese). There are boats that take you from Manaus to Leticia. You just buy the ticket directly in the boat, there are no agencies. The schedule is a bit irregular but as a rule of thumb they go out every other day. The journey takes around 5 to 7 days. If two boats depart on the same day (apparently it can ...


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From everything online (blogs, wikitravel, and websites) the ferry as you know is best in the wet season, when the river is high (June to November, usually) However, as the dry season approaches or ends, it's debateable. If the rain comes early, you could be ok. However April is quite well into the dry season, but still over a month before the rains - ...


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If you are starting from Largs then I would suggest going across to Brodick, on Arran, or from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, on Bute, as both these destinations offer not only a nice cruise, but plenty to do when you get there. They can give a great day out for all age groups - my father in law recently took my kids on the Bute day trip, and they had a great time. ...


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Yes, there is! And it's well worth doing! Almost all the commercial river tours leave from the piers at Landungsbrucken, which is on the S-Bahn just south of the city centre. Also leaving from there are a number of local ferries that are part of the HVV network, which accept normal HVV tickets including day tickets: The quieter option is to take the 72 ...


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The 30,000 Islands is a big area (as the name kind of implies). A paddle boat or rowboat is not going to cover more than a tiny fraction of them. However if that's OK for your uncle, then there are several places you can rent boats in the 30,000 Islands area. Essentially you need to look for a marina on Georgian Bay rather than some other lake. Two places ...


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I would suggest that the Potomac River meets several of your criteria. Up river is very rural, it passes by Washington, D.C. and ends in the Chesapeake Bay. You would pass by quite a variety of cultural styles. Harper's Ferry, WV would be a good place to put in for a week long trip - further Northwest for longer trips. You can stock up on food and gear as ...


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As far as I know there is no such super-site that covers all river routes, since there is no monopoly in river transportation in Russia(unlike train transportation like RZD.ru where you can find and book almost everything related to trains). If you are looking for regular passenger ships then you should search info in sites that belong to local river ...


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According to Dubai Online: Deira Old Souk Abra Station (Deira) to (Bur Dubai) – 5 am to midnight Sabkha Abra Station (Deira) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station (Bur Dubai) – 24 hours


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Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) are well suited for this type of activity, with large areas of wilderness yet with some dispersion of villages. However, few rivers in Norway are navigable across long stretches. Klarälven in Sweden, however, is well suited to the type of raft journeys you propose. It even has several operators offering packages, including ...


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The mighty 1800km (1130 mile) Mackenzie river is one that might suit your purposes. It's not for the faint of heart- a sat phone and survival training would be advisable, and proper research is essential. Most Canadians never get an opportunity to visit the far North- Inuit culture etc. The river empties into the Beaufort sea near Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk ...


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The Connecticut River might suit your needs; it travels from the more rugged & remote parts of New England through some of its larger population centers (Springfield and Hartford). As one of the major rivers in an area that was settled before the automobile, it has a large number of towns along its length. Conversely, the fact that it has a wide and ...


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There is no long-distance water transportation to or from Washington, D.C. The nearest cruise terminal is Cruise Baltimore. Similarly, there is no long-distance commercial passenger water transportation from Newport News; the nearest terminal is Cruise Norfolk, and the last major cruise line, Carnival, left in 2013. As far as I can tell, there are no ...


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