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Avante invite you to enjoy the magical English countryside and all of the delights that Staffordshire has to offer, whether it is the peaceful surroundings, wildlife or friendly atmosphere you are looking for on the Trent and Mersey Canal.

New to narrowboating, 'no problem'!
Skippered Services and Tuition

Our experts at Mercia Marina will greet you with a warm welcome and have you feeling comfortable in no time, whilst our comprehensive tuition will set you up for the holiday of a lifetime.

Avante are delighted this year to be offering the following skippered boat services and additional tuition days, please make sure you mention the skippered services when you book your holiday!

Half Day approx 10.00am -1.00pm £75.00

Full Day approx 10am - 4pm £120.00

1 Day introduction to Narrow Boating £225.00 Estimated times 9.00am - 5.00pm depending on daylight hours but about 8 hrs Tuition.

All above subject to 20% discount for owners, book now as places are limited!

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