Boating holidays

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Paddling calendar: the best places to kayak and canoe in Australia, every month of the year
With a coastline that stretches thousands of kilometres, Australia is an all seasons, bucket list destination for on-water adventures

Alexis Buxton-Collins

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sail, swim, hike: a walking and boating adventure along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast
A new trip from Split makes the most of the stunning coastline and islands with regular stops for swimming, hiking and plenty of seafood

Mary Novakovich

13, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The life aquatic: four books about life on Britain’s rivers and canals
Immerse yourself in real-life adventures from Britain’s canals

Genevieve Fox

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Drifting with dragonflies: a canoeing trip on the River Severn near Shrewsbury
While the Wye struggles with pollution, an overnight paddle and camping trip in Shropshire points the way to a gentle wildlife revival alongside England’s longest river

Kevin Rushby

21, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘So serene and beautiful’: readers’ favourite riverside spots in France
Our tipsters celebrate the joie de vivre of experiencing France’s inland waterways, by boat, bike or on foot

Guardian readers

02, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘The kids gaze as if it’s the Pantanal’: a cool canal break in Worcestershire
On a sleek boat complete with mood lighting, we kick back and enjoy the challenge of the mid-Worcestershire canal loop – covering 21 miles and 33 locks in a weekend

Gemma Bowes

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Here be serpents … a coastal Essex that time forgot
Our writer explores marshes, boatyards, islands and eerie stretches of the Blackwater and Colne rivers – the setting for new TV drama The Essex Serpent

Carol Donaldson

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Explore the Leeds-Liverpool Canal the new Super Slow Way
Walk, cycle or take the barge through Lancashire’s industrial heritage, a cultural landscape dating back 200 years

Chris Moss

02, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A coracle ride down the River Severn – and back in time
A family test drives a new project through Ironbridge and into the Industrial Revolution, when the little, basket-shaped boats plied the river

Rhiannon Batten

11, Apr, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Mesmerising and tranquil, with dolphins everywhere’: readers’ favourite boat trips
Our tipsters revel in idyllic journeys on seas, canals and lakes from Panama to the Hebrides, though one Amsterdam jaunt proved less relaxing

Guardian readers

31, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘They’re coming this way!’ A day trip with dolphins in Lyme Bay
A marine nature trip into the English Channel from Weymouth proves an exhilarating introduction to an often unseen panoply of UK wildlife

Mike Unwin

29, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Thrills and spills at 4mph: the return of Canal Boat Diaries
The BBC Four series is back next week, following Robbie Cumming along the waterways of West and North Yorkshire

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

10, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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