Now the festive season is behind us, many of us are back to our everyday routine, but don’t let the winter blues get you down!

Why not start 2022 off on the right foot and explore the winter landscapes and beauty of our waterways from one of our specially adapted canal boats. Enjoy the quieter winter months for a peaceful and relaxing trip and be inspired by the natural beauty all around you.

We know from our client feedback, that a canal boat experience with us is great way to gain a more positive outlook and improve your overall mood and wellbeing.


A short-break or longer holiday with friends or family can be a great way to boost your health and happiness by creating some magical memories together. All the training is given on your actual trip by our experienced crew and they will make sure you feel confident enough before they leave you to enjoy the rest of your trip. It’s a great way to learn something new and build your confidence!

As you cruise through the beautiful Essex and Hertfordshire countryside you can explore period properties, discover an array of wildlife in a number of nature reserves or even spot some from the boat!  Spend a tranquil evening on the water and enjoy some star gazing.

You could moor up and venture further afield to explore woodlands and the many nature reserves you can find along the Stort and Lee Navigation. See our Sights and Attractions blog to find out what you could discover.

The Canal and River Trust have some great  ideas and activities to help you and your family have fun in the outdoors by our canals and rivers. Find out more

Or, why not get some ideas for a nature scavenger hunt from the Woodland Trust and go exploring the natural world. Find out more

If the weather isn’t on your side, there’s something to be said about snuggling down in your cosy canal boat spending quality time playing games and enjoying fun times together. Our boat galley (kitchen) is fully equipped so you can whip up a comforting meal, or you could moor up and enjoy a meal at a nearby pub.

Christmas Cruises for disabled people

Plan an inclusive, unique and special day trip, short-break or longer holiday with CanalAbility to inject a strong dose of joy and happiness that’s sure to make everyone smile!

Cruising through the beautiful Essex and Hertfordshire countryside on one of our specially adapted canal boats could be just what you need to give yourself the best start to 2022. And there are no price increases this year!

Please check our live availability calendar for the latest prices and availability – for day trips click here and for holidays click here.

To make a booking, or to find out more information, fill in a contact form, call us on 01279 4244444 or email 

We look forward to seeing you soon!