The maximum speed limit on the River Welland is 7mph, so the journey to Crowland would be a soothing two to two-and-a-half hours.
The peaceful journey would be accompanied by the sound of the bow cutting through the water and the occasional noise of ducks or other wildfowl.
Unlike the water taxis, the narrowboat is open all year round, although it is weather dependent.
Novice sailors do not need to worry about the self-drive aspect of hiring the narrowboat. Tuition is given at handover and there will always be someone available to guide the boat in and help tie up – or a qualified pilot can be supplied.
To find out about hiring the narrowboat, the main contact is 07970 832131 or phone 01406 380532.