Press Reviews

Press Reviews 2018.

In October 2018 a Review was written by Helen Thomas from the Sun Newspaper who cruised from Abingdon to Caversham with us in August.  Helen’s Review can be found here


Canal holidays Sunday Telegraph

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Spring Canal Holidays 2 by Telegraph

Canal holidays sunday telegraph

Spring Canal Holidays by Telegraph


In April 2018 the Sunday Telegraph featured an article on “The world’s most scenic canal holidays in Spring”. Kailani was featured in their article. View it at:…/the-best-canal-tours-for-spr…/

Press Reviews 2017

Sunday Express Review

Review from the Express pg 1

Review from Sunday Express

Express Review pg 2

Review Sunday Express

Express Review pg 3

 In August 2017  Sarah Hesketh from the Express Newspaper Group cruised with us from Caversham to Abingdon. The Sunday Express article can be found here



Press Reviews 2016

Review from the Telegraph

TheTelegraph Review

Late 2015 we were contacted by the Daily Telegraph Travel Editor, who wanted to do a review trip of our Tidal Thames trip. This took place in April and their Review appeared in the paper on Saturday 2 July.





Review from Exclusively British

Exclusively British Review


We invited a travel writer from Exclusively British Magazine to spend some time with us.  Jessica, husband Adrian and their  2 daughters spent a couple of days on Kailani from Warwick to Braunston.

You can read their report here.







Vicky and Chris from Eat Sleep Love Travel also spent  a few days with us between Braunston and Blisworth.  You can read Vicky and Chris’s review here



Press Reviews 2015

The Times Review from Matt Howells

Matt Howells Times Review


Matt Howells and family recently came on board Kailani. Matt holds a senior position with The Times Newspaper and his glowing account of their boating experience was published on Saturday 23rd May 2015.






Mirror Review

Julia Rampen’s Daily Mirror Review


Julia Rampen from the Mirror Group brought 3 of her friends for a canal cruise during April.  This was a group of four 27 year olds who had a memorable time with us.  The review appeared in the Daily Mirror on Saturday 23rd May.

You can read Julia Rampen’s review at




Review from Cotswolds Life

Katie Jarvis Cotswolds Life Review


Katie Jarvis, her husband and two sons enjoyed a two day trip on the Grand Union Canal recently.  Katie is Senior Writer for the Cotswolds Life Magazine, which has published her review in the June 2015 edition. Katie compared Kailani with her previous boating experiences, some of which are quite amusing.





Daily Star 2015

Review from the Daily Star 2015


We entertained a family recently on Kailani.  Barry Roberts, his wife and daughter travelled from Berkhamsted to Linslade.  Barry is a sub editor with the Daily Star Newspaper.  The whole family were most impressed with their boating experience and Barry favoured us with a glowing report.

You can read Barry’s report in full at




Press Reviews 2013

IWA Festival review

Waterways World Review

IWA Festival review

Waterways World Review


Our first attendance at a boat fetsival was the IWA Festival at Watford  in July 2013.  Waterways World Magazine did a feature on Kailani and gave us a glowing report.

During the festival Kailani was awarded the Lionel Monk Trophy for the best Commercially built boat, 2013.



Hotel Boat Kailani