Other Narrowboat Vlog Channels

(Mildly revised to remove inactive channels 8 April 2022. With regret, I am no longer updating this page much as there are simply too many people starting narrowboat channels to keep it accurate)

Robbie Cumming – a fearless solo boater and now a star of BBC TV too

Lorna Jane Adventures – Lorna used to be “London Boat Girl” but now she has a campervan too

Narrowboat Journeys – Phil has set off on a grand adventure, sometimes encountering alien life.

Minimal List – liveaboard couple trying out all the canals and rivers of the UK.

Narrowboat Chef – an Australian couple plus their lovely dog, both with culinary expertise in a small galley.

Chugging Along – Tim & Sam on their 53-foot narrowboat

Floating Our Boat – a couple who did what sensible folk do and downsized from house to boat.

Earle Writes – artist and writer Liz who’s having a fibreglass cruiser renovated to live on

Cruising Alba – young couple on a 62 foot narrowboat in London

Narrowboat Girl – Teenager Emma and her mum live on a boat with five dogs

Driftwood Boat Blog – OK, not actually a narrowboat but a motor cruiser on the Shannon in Ireland.

Winging It – a fantastic DIY conversion of a small narrowboat to electric drive

Gary Captain Phillips – a man and his two Chihuahuas float about

Weir on the Move – on a widebeam narrowboat, no less!

Moor to Explore – Pete and Alli

My Narrowboat Venture – Alan moors at Yelvertoft where I started out and makes lovely videos

Our Narrowboat Quest – the second “Quest”-themed narrowboat channel in this list

Tales from the Swan’s Neck – Andrew, aboard my narrowboat Reverie

A Life Full of Meaning – family aboard a boat seeking meaning in their life

Chris and Shell – general liveaboard life

The Tiller People – a bit of everything to do with narrowboats

Pottering on the Canal – John, Tom and Ethel welcome you aboard

Yet Another Canal Adventure – as it says on the tin…

Alan Denman – he’s a writer and filmmaker on a narrowboat

Narrowboat Florence Rose – life aboard a boat, what else?

Trev’s Travels – the travels of a bloke called Trev, no surprise.

Travels with Martin – a 25 yr old chap living on a 30-foot narrowboat

Narrowboat Will – presumably a bloke called Will. On a narrowboat

Sasha’s Narrowboat Life – as it says, again!

Life Aboard Amy Jo – liveaboards, portraying the cut “warts and all”

Liveaboard Lifestyle – Stephen, Kayleigh & 2 dogs on a 37 foot narrowboat!

Narrowboat Life Unlocked – Paul & Anthony. One of them’s a magician! Yes really.

Holly the Cafe Boat – a cafe boat being fitted out and lived aboard

Narrowboat Natterings – Paul and Paula Lumsden. Nattering.

Narrowboat Changing Pace – liveaboards with huge dogs.

Onboard the Isness – narrowboating and spirituality.

Narrowboat Cruising & Lifestyle – a liveaboard continuous cruiser

The Mindful Narrowboat – moments of mindfulness from the canals

Trev’s Travels By Narrowboat – Trev, showing views mixed with history

The Cabin Cruiser Boating Adventure – Alan and his 18ft cabin cruiser

Love Life & Triumph – Darren & Wendy on their boat

Project Narrowboat – Johny, fitting out a sailaway narrowboat

Slow Boat Through Britain – narrowboat travels

Boat Life with Mel and Paul – A married couple from South Africa

Edward Hockin – the voyages of a “failed cabaret comedian” (his words!)

The Narrowboat that James built – very detailed videos of a boat renovation from scratch

Narrowboat Precious Jet – a 50-ft “Tug”-style narrowboat with a classic engine

Never Two Late Our Journey – a newbuild boat for 2 new liveaboards

Making New Memories – a couple on a narrowboat

Part Time Boater – the arts, as seen by a part-time boater

Other narrowboat non-vlog channels

Narrowboat Sessions – music recorded on a narrowboat

Trekking and Towpaths – walks along the canals rather than going by boat

Former vloggers (either updated less often or now gone)

Never Enough Cruising – a 70 foot narrowboat and a lot of cruising

Diary of a Herbert – featured in my vlog #128; Chris has now passed away, sadly.

Well Deck Diaries – Mark and Debbie, continuous cruising

Narrow Dreams – artist Diane’s dream of a life afloat has finally come true

Together We Roam – former boaters now in a van.

This Narrowboat Adventure – actress Jasmin and silent partner Seb aboard their boat in London

Vlog from the Frog – Rob and Pippa, newly retired, aboard “Frog in a Bucket”

Life Afloat – Cruising on the Grand Union canal

Flotsam & Jetsam – the travels of Narrowboat Gaia

Mykaskin – Lots of boaty videos including “slow TV” and eclectic engines

Narrowboat Adventures

The Liveaboard Family – Dan & Georgia, a couple in their 20s

Mon the Illustrator – Mon, a freelance illustrator (!) and designer

Boating Beyond – Matt and Alli and their rescue cat, Mr Jinx

Narrowboat Living

The Narrowboat Experience – wife & wife and cats. Now focused on their art business rather than canals

Life on Rosebud – Gareth & Nicole on a 35-foot narrowboat

Charlie & Lauren – a couple of travellers with a 36-foot narrowboat but mostly doing van videos now

Journey With Jono – ex-BBC man takes to the canals on a boat he’s fitting out himself.

Maeve and me – Maeve is the dog; Lou is the narrowboat owner

Bears Aboard – two blokes, not actually bears, living on a narrowboat somewhere in the Midlands

Ed’s World – he’s fixing up a boat, like so many, and doing it with aplomb

John Aboard Narrowboat Violet – as it says, really!

Negatively Buoyant – Joanna and her French bulldog

Sort of Interesting – the original narrowboat vlogger flits back and forth between uploading and not.

Britain by Boat – John and Lucy.

Platypus – an ambitious plan to refit a compact Springer narrowboat

Off-grid Happiness – Mark, Bridgett and three dogs seeking a more fun lifestyle.

Escape to the Cut – Dylan, Steven and three dogs are no longer on the cut, sadly

Narrow Boaters – the most unusual narrowboat channel you’ll ever watch

These Rolling Waves – van lifers who now have a boat as well

The Cut ‘n’ Edge Narrowboat Adventures – seem to have stopped, sadly.

Narrowboat Lane – man, wife and dog seeking fulfilment afloat

Mystic Owls Narrowboat Adventure – there may be owls, I’m not entirely sure

Christine Anne The Buoys – a narrowboat fit-out

Let’s Explore – Paul bought a narrowboat and does videos about it and local history.

The Narrowboat to the Deep North – two people, one boat, a lot of excitement.

Hannah Narrowboat – “little excursions to epic adventures”

Narrowboat Meredith – Paul and Sharon sharing their adventures

Ben & Emelie – lovely young couple and their dog called Peg, living aboard in London

Narrowboat Zero Gravity – it’s been a heck of a long slog but they’re still going strong!

Colin Jaques – he’s fitted out a new narrowboat by himself and it’s epic

Country House Gent – used to be videos about Land Rovers but he’s now bought a lovely boat. Mostly found on Vimeo now.

Narrowboat Comfortably Numb – occasional but beautifully shot narrowboat videos

It’s A Narrowboat Life – Tony has grand plans to move to a yacht once his narrowboat dreams are fully realised.

Summer Wine Narrowboat Stories – A diary of life aboard

Floating Ideas on a Narrowboat – inventions and hacks for life aboard

Buying a Narrowboat – sadly no longer in production but a lovely couple

It’s a Narrowboat Thing – the boat’s now sold but the channel remains as an interesting archive of time aboard

Narrowboat Escapades – not updated for a while but here for completeness

Naturally Narrowboating – nothing new for a while but an archive of old videos

Enigma – quite possibly the most splendidly eccentric couple on the canals boating from Braunston.

Simple Living on a Boat – I rather enjoyed this one but nothing posted for ages now, unfortunately.

Dover’s Travels – the journeys of historic narrowboat Dover

Other boaty / RV YouTube channels I enjoy

The Indie Projects – Theo and Bee traveled around the world in their self-converted van
Sail Life – sailing and boat renovation by Mads Dahlke in Denmark
A Bus and Beyond – a couple in a VW California with an adorable labrador dog
Gone with the Wynns – catamaran sailing with two (feline) cats aboard from the former RVing couple
Love Your RV – motorhome tips and tricks plus travel vlogs in the USA and Canada
Exploring Alternatives – beautiful videos about alternative living and lifestyles
Life is Like Sailing – beautifully shot and well crafted sailing videos from Alaska
RV with Tito – RV tips, tricks and travels in the USA
The RV Geeks – well-produced / filmed / scripted RV DIY videos

My other YouTube channels

Vandemonium – chronicling my self-build campervan conversion
Tubeshooter – reviews of camcorders and audio/video gear
UKAirscape – informal camcorder reviews, test footage, tutorials
David Expert TV – very occasional reviews of miscellanous stuff

Other channels I like that are nothing to do with boats or RVing etc

Curtis Judd – Reviews of audio and lighting equipment for video filming
Mr Mobile – superby produced reviews of mobile tech

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