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Ahoy there! Set sail with these blissful boat days

Written by Eleanor Weeks

If you’re looking to really push the boat out,
Sea lovers will love these without a doubt.
Enter the world of sails, ropes and kegs,
And ride out the waves on your sea legs!

Thames Rockets, Canary Wharf London

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Blow the cobwebs away and let the fresh air flow through your hair with a ride on Thames Rockets ‘Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage – the London speedboat experience for all the family! Departing from The London Eye Pier, your seat will be your window to your adventure down the Thames seeing the magnificent sights that pave the way to Canary Wharf. Count the sights as you go past and under the many unique London Bridges, you will see: London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, London Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Gherkin, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Cleopatra’s Needle, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London! Book here and save 25%!

The Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London

Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time, now an award-winning visitor attraction in London.  Onboard, you’ll meet the colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and discover stories of life on board the fastest ship of her day. Walk underneath Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull for an awe-inspiring view and the chance to admire the cutting-edge design that made her so fast. Touch and smell different samples of the ship’s cargo in one of the many interactive exhibits, a real hands-on experience for the kids. Find out more here!

Seaprobe Atlantis Glass bottom boat trips, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

These award-winning glass-bottom boat trips are set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. You can spot the best of the local wildlife, from jellyfish and crabs to porpoises and whales! All trips include a visit to the protected seal and bird colonies on Seal Island. Find out more here!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Learn all about the Royal Navy, stepping onboard historic ships that changed the world. There is a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities so you can have fun no matter what the weather’s like! Now included in the ticket is mast-rigging, so you can see if you have what it takes to climb to the top of the mast! Book here and save up to 24% off!

Hovertravel, Southsea

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent and is the world’s only year-round passenger hovercraft service! Travel by hovercraft is fast and efficient, taking just a 10minute crossing service from Southsea to The Isle of Wight. Giving you and your family more time to explore the beautiful island. Find out more here!

Lancaster Canal Boats, Barton, Lancashire

Take a trip down the waterways to the award winning Lune Aqueduct which has had a magnificent makeover. You can also take the return waterbus cruise route between Lancaster and Carnforth. There are also a number of fun evening cruises available including the Fish, Chips & Quiz Cruise! Find out more here.

City Cruises Harbour and Island Cruise, Poole, Dorset

City Cruises Poole

Enjoy the sights of Sandbanks, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island on this relaxing 70-minute cruise. You will see the Brownsea Castle which was built to protect against French Invasions, and the island which is home to rare red squirrels. Find out more here!

World of Boats, Cardiff, Wales

Come to see over 40 rare boats from around the world. TV’s Dick Strawbridge guides you through the evolution of boats, propulsion, navigation and lots more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, pay a visit to the Look Out Cafe Bar for a magnificent view of the bay. Find out more here.

World of Beatrix Potter, Rail, Sail and Tail, Windermere, Cumbria

The Lake District’s natural beauty and plentiful wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her popular and much-loved stories. Come and explore this wonderful landscape where the tales are brought to life. You will travel through the beautiful Lake District by steam-train and a scenic lake cruise, followed by a visit to the famous World of Beatrix Potter attraction, the official home of Peter Rabbit. Find out more here!

Cleethorpes boating lake, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Located next to the Cleethorpes Nature Reserve, there are plenty of ways to explore here. You can hire a pedalow or rowing boat (summer season) and even go fishing (cost involved). Alternatively, take a stroll around the idyllic lake and feed the resident ducks and geese too. The Cleethorpes Light Railway also runs along one side of the lake. Find out more here.

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