Kailani Blog

River Cruising

02 March, 2015

2015 KAILANI CRUISES IN BRIEF   These descriptions refer to cruises in either direction Kingston round trip (The London Ring PLUS), River Thames, Grand Union and Regents Canals, River Thames.  6 nights, 53 miles, 25 locks A short burst down the Thames to Brentford, then join the Grand Union Canal. Proceed to Little Venice. See… Read more »

Canal & River Holidays – London Area & Kennet & Avon

18 February, 2015

These descriptions refer to cruises in either direction   Little Venice / Hertford, Regents Canal & River Lee. 5 nights, 32 miles, 26 locks The vibrance of London to the peace of Hertfordshire. Maida Vale Tunnel, Regents Park Zoo and Aviary. Battlebridge Basin Canal Museum, busy London suburbs. The scenery becomes rural with opportunities for… Read more »

Canal Boat Holidays start with Kailani

27 January, 2015

2015 KAILANI CRUISES IN BRIEF ON THE GRAND UNION CANAL These descriptions refer to cruises in either direction   Norton Junction / Linslade, Grand Union Canal. 5 nights, 39 miles, 21cks A scenic cruise through the countryside of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, plus the Blisworth Tunnel, the third longest on the English canal system. Call… Read more »

End of season on Kailani

28 November, 2014

We have now finished cruising for the season and are busy catching up on paperwork and maintenance of Kailani, as well as taking a rest! Last month we had the bottom blacked which is necessary every 2 years.  We had this done at the Dry Dock at Bulbourne.  This is one of the few places… Read more »


07 October, 2014

Having left the River Thames for the season we are now heading back up the Grand Union Canal. It’s like leaving an old friend behind!  The River this year has not been as busy as expected, considering the brilliant weather in the summer of 2013.  Perhaps next year will be busier!  Hopefully the weather next… Read more »

River and Canal Cruising

29 August, 2014

Our blog is a little late due to the busy season! Since Henley Regatta we spent the rest of July on the River Thames between Caversham and Abingdon. What beautiful weather we have had! The only relief was the few brief showers we had. The river was generally quite quiet apart from Henley. As usual… Read more »

Henley Royal Regatta

11 July, 2014

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best known in the world and is both a highlight of the summer sporting calendar and the social season.  Thousands of spectators will watch over 200 races of an international standard including Olympians and crews new to the event.  The Regatta runs over a 5 day period and was… Read more »

Boats on the water

02 July, 2014

As well as the typical narrowboats and widebeams on the canals and rivers, we also come across various other types of boats. Especially on the Thames, there are plenty of Dutch Barges, various sizes of Cruisers and the very large trip and party boats with anything from 3 to 300 passengers. Some of the 2-man… Read more »

International Travel

21 June, 2014

So far this year whilst travelling on the Grand Union Canal we have had some lovely friendly guests staying on board with us. They have come from various parts of the UK and overseas from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Malta, New Zealand, Australia, Norway and now Taiwan. We have been lucky with the weather so far… Read more »

Amazing Place To Stay

06 June, 2014

We are very proud that Kailani has been awarded a 5 star rating by enjoy England at our first attempt. The assessors, Quality in Tourism said:- “This purpose built wide beam 65ft boat has been built and internally fitted to an exceptionally high standard, ensuring the guest expectation at the five star level will be… Read more »

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