The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
Luxurious yacht moored by the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, enjoys prime spot for views of Table Mountain. Sleeps 2 - 8 people
Refurbished shabby chic fishing boat, first constructed in 1965, providing romantic retreat for 2. Moored at Brixham Marina.
This luxury yacht offers overnight stays for up to 10 guests and is ideally situated opposite the O2 arena. EXCLUSIVE HIRE ONLY
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Classic 6-berth yacht near Hampton Court Palace with all the mod cons. Skippered boating holidays and cruises can also be arranged.
Two 100 year old moored barges offer a relaxing getaway for 2(+2) guests or 6(+2) guests. Moored at Woodbridge + Snape Maltings. Dogs welcome.
Sleep in a unique apartment, for up to 8, on board a Sub in Liverpool's Albert Dock, close to nightlife and shops
A luxury floating hotel offers quality cabin rooms and suites in central London, Docklands
Titanic themed apartment boat that sleeps up to 9 people, at Albert Dock in Liverpool
Unique, spacious, warm, narrowboat holiday hire & houseboat stay near Manchester - operating since 2012. Have a look!
Stylish, modern houseboat on Mersea Island near Colchester, with views of beach and Blackwater Estuary
Comfortable 4-berth near Hampton Court Palace with many mod cons - skippered boating holidays & cruises can also be arranged
Authentic WWII barge luxuriously renovated sleeps 12-14 guests, with hot tub, near Walton on the Naze
Unique 6-berth with hot tub & roof garden near Hampton Court Palace. Skippered boating holidays & cruises can also be arranged.
Selection of beautiful and quirky city centre houseboats in Amsterdam. Book as a couple, family or group
A beautiful 57 ft boat based in Boothstown available as holiday boat or for static hire
Historic London houseboat close to Tower Bridge sleeps 10-12 people. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY
A charming B&B houseboat with 3 en-suite rooms sleeping 2-3 people moored in Bembridge Harbour. Min 2 night stay
Eco-friendly, floating cabins for 2+2 within Neyland Yacht Haven marina, surrounded by woodland of the Coastal National Park
Stay in comfortable apartments onboard static houseboats at Victoria Quays, central Sheffield
Stay on a 60ft classic Motor Yacht in the Southampton Marina. Book 1 or 2 ensuite bedrooms, therefore for 2-4 guest. Hot tub on board
An unusual and fun way to discover London - 2 beautifully refurbished and comfortable 57 ft narrowboats which can sleep up to 5
Explore the River Nene onboard a narrowboat for 2-6 guests based at Oundle. Cruising breaks available April to October, or static hire in winter
Boutique Narrowboat sleeps two. Leicestershire's most luxurious floating couples retreat. Novices welcome. Min 3 night stay
Join the owners on their luxury barge, and experience a unique break for 2 cruising the non-tidal Thames without a care in the world
Embark on a 9 day journey exploring the rugged Scottish Highlands from the comfort of a luxury ship and scenic Kyle Line railway
A 58ft narrowboat sleeping up to 6 guests, providing constantly changing scenery and views as it cruises. Based near Nantwich
A deluxe self-catering boat stay in the heart of Edinburgh, for 4+2. 2 night min stay
2 luxurious wide beam canal boats for bed and breakfast in Bath, or for self-driving cruising holidays. Dogs welcome
Enjoy the scenery at Loch Ness on a quality charter or individual cabin basis onboard a comfortable trawler yacht for up to 8 guests
Romantic getaway for 2 on the Kingsbridge Estuary. Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay with the one you love
Cruise in 5 star luxury on this hotel boat for up to 4 passengers. Routes from London, Oxford, Bath, Warwick..
A beautiful handbuilt Narrowboat that sleeps 2-4 people and cruises along the scenic Lancaster Canal.
5 star accommodation on a yacht in Gibraltar with casino, gym, spa, infinity pool and more. Rooms sleep 2-4 people
A 5 star cruising boat with 3 cabins, all inclusive and crewed, on canal routes between Bristol and Oxford
Barge with modern design suites sleeping 2 people in Canary Wharf. Dogs welcome. 3 night minimum stay
Enjoy a skippered canal boat holiday along the Bridgewater Canal on this stylish wide-beam canal boat
These canal boat holidays - for 2-10 guests, allow you to cruise along the waterways from Warrington and see the countryside from a new perspective
Cruise the waterways of England + Wales on a guided narrowboat with meals included. No added single supplements.
Flexible cruising holiday for up to 8 guests taking in the beauty of the Scottish West coast.
Floating boutique hotel with a hot tub on the roof. Offering B&B in Reims when not cruising
River cruising in Ireland and Northern Ireland - routes, duration and boat size varies. No boat license required. Open March - October
A unique farmstay motel, in the Waikato area of the North Island, you can stay in a plane, boat, train or Hobbit rooms
Yacht moored on Torquay Marina sleeps 8 people. Minimum 3 night stay
Modern 6-berth 38 ft yacht in historic Lisbon moored next to Monument to the Discoveries with a view of Lisbon Bridge
Explore the Balerics onboard this sailing vessel. Flexible charters for up to 4 guests - or static nights as a floating hostel
A historic paddle steamer, moored in a scenic spot by the city of Budapest, offers 4 star accommodation
Rooms are built on rafts that float on the River Kwai at this hotel in Kanchanaburi
A stationary boat hotel, with city of sea views from the rooms, on the IJ river close to the centre of Amsterdam
Boutique cabin on Dutch barge on the River Saone at Losne. Restaurant quality food served. Perfect for a romantic break
Quality boating holidays on canals and rivers around Burgandy, Loire and Canal du Midi
For a unique holiday, stay on this boat for up to 4 at Marciana Marina on the Island of Elba
Cruise along the backwaters of Kerala on a 80-foot long traditional + luxuriously furnished houseboat
Houseboats located on St Johns river in central Florida ideal escape from a hectic trip to Disney World
A modern, floating hotel built by the island of Klädesholmenon on the beautiful Swedish west coast
, Sweden
Moored at the pier in the centre of Rijeka, Botel Marina offers a range of modern rooms alongside their on site restaurant
A social cafe has events in this floating hostel on the River Danube in Belgrade
Charter a yacht with crew and explore the beautiful coastlines and hidden bays of the Greek islands and further afield
Sleep on a yacht or motor boat at the harbour in Boston. Guests have access to an outdoor pool
Elegant 100 yard yacht permanently docked at Riddarholmen Island. With sauna + restaurant serving Scandinavian dishes
See the Bay of Islands on The Rock, an overnight cruise vessel, with activities thrown in
Luxury stay on traditional houseboats in Kumarakom with uncomparable view over the lake. Meals included and staff onboard
A floating backpackers in an idyllic location in the middle of Abel Tasman National Park
Luxury individual yachts for exclusive Istanbul stay, in buzzing Bebek on the Bosphorus
Luxury overnight cruising amongst the dramatic rock formations of Halong Bay
These exclusive, active cruises on luxury yachts in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific NW, Costa Rica / Panama, Columbia River & Galapagos
A boat on the River Nile with tented bedrooms. Accommodates up to 8 guests
Take a luxury cruise ship into the Amazon from Iquitos or on the Mekong river to explore remote areas + see wildlife
These traditional houseboats are a tranquil means of seeing the waterways and villages of this region
Boutique accommodation on water. Stay on board moored or charter the boat with a skipper, at Lake Taupo
Tented bedrooms on a moving boat in Aswan. Sleeps up to 4 guests
Luxurious houseboats with beautifully handcarved furnishings in Srinagar. Check current situation in this area before travel