A Reservation System That Takes the Hassle Out of Running a Water-Based Experience Business

More Bookings, Less Operation Time

Your clients yearn to try out a new water sport or simply take in the scenery on a tranquil river cruise. At BookingHound, we know the call of water beckons your serenity-seeking customers and how much your river, lake or canal activity centre means to you. If you’re too busy overseeing boat days, lake activities or canal dining experiences, then chances are, the booking side of your business is all at sea and you may need some help.

Happily, the BookingHound activity management system controls online booking, payment handling, appointment scheduling, and advertising, so you have more time for your clients. It’s your all-inclusive central reservation system solution.

An Online Booking System That Runs a Tight Ship

Your river-riveted, canal-adoring customers long to jump aboard a boat and certainly won’t enjoy spending decades booking their tranquil river dining experience or their one-off beer-tasting cruise. Your clients crave to relax, unwind, and escape the everyday grind on a scenic river ride and take in the picture-perfect countryside or London’s skyline.

Luckily, BookingHound’s central reservation system takes charge of your boat trips, lake experiences and river cruises for your comfort so that your water-loving, peace-pursuing clients (and that includes you), can come up for air and spend more time doing the things you enjoy. BookingHound handles everything for you, leaving your customers to immerse themselves in cherished memories, on and off the water, whether it’s experiencing the beauty of Oxford on an afternoon tea cruise or soaking up the sights of Big Ben and the London Eye on a sumptuous river cruise.



Because Romantic River Dining, Exhilarating Lake Experiences and Captivating Canal Cruises Start at the Moment of Booking

More Bookings, Less Operation Time

The last thing your clients need is a booking headache, having to spend an immeasurable amount of time on your website. Your clients desire to travel in style on a spectacular river or canal cruise or peruse the Thames from the comfort of a luxury boat while tucking into a delicious lunch or dinner.

Not only this, your clients will love you for providing them with a channel to accomplish this – through the BookingHound online booking platform. From reservations to taking online payments, our booking software helps you simplify and automate the functions of your river and canal experience activity centre.


BookingHound Making Bookings Simple

An Incomparably Painless Activity Management System, Designed to Deal with All Your River Experiences, Canal Days, and More

QR Code

Before their London Eye river cruise or relaxing canal trip, your client receives a unique QR code on their smartphone.

Empowering Your Customers

Once your client receives email confirmation about their booking, they can also amend times or dates – or cancel. Your clients will appreciate the flexibility, and you save on expensive time spent on manual booking changes.

Be Bookable, Day and Night

Put your canal and river cruise experience business to work, even when you aren’t physically available! Give your clients the power to book your experience days whenever, wherever.

No Need for Paper Forms and Waivers

Before their canal boat or river cruise experience, BookingHound pings over a digital form to your client to make sure they’re ready to sail when they arrive.

Double Bookings?
What Double Bookings?

Wave good-bye to costly no-shows or double bookings with BookingHound’s boat booking system. View your activity schedule – anywhere, anytime.

Real-Time Syncing

Speedy and proficient, the BookingHound booking platform amends your availability and bookings in real-time. Using our reservation software, every booking or change made by staff or customers is immediately evident to all.

Experience Unbeatably Efficient, Powerful Booking System
for Your Water Based Activity Centre

Imagine the scene: You’re operating a charter cruise on a beautiful stretch of the River Lee in Hertfordshire when, suddenly, your smartphone pings, warning you that bad weather’s on the way!

Don’t sweat it. Rather than blowing your top imagining the hours you’ll spend getting hold of each customer about rearranging their cruise, scoop out your smartphone and open BookingHound from your web browser.

Fortunately, every single one of your water-loving customers is forewarned either by email and/or SMS. Next, all your clients can reschedule their Thames sightseeing days or Yorkshire Dales canal boat cruises, so they experience something unforgettable and magical.


An Online Booking System That’ll Blow Your Bookings Out of the Water

Ready to dip your toe into the water with the revolutionary BookingHound software? All it takes is a couple of mouse clicks to reschedule bookings and update customers. Just recall your information and determine payment promptly – no need to spend a lifetime on the phone to clients or typing out long-drawn-out emails.

Our Features

Promote More River Experiences and Canal Days. Spend Less Time Doing It.

You’re a canal, lake or river activity centre. So, you spend most of your days managing several things at once. One day, you’re running a cruise along the Thames. Next, you’re inspecting canal boat equipment to ensure it works correctly for a client’s canal day experience. You often bite off more than you can chew.

Take some time out and satisfy your clients’ yearnings for all things water with our exclusive, industry-leading BookingHound software. Let your culture vultures make a day of it on a blissful Bateaux cruise or steer a narrowboat and work the locks on an exciting canal boat day – without the faff or fuss of lifting a phone or typing out an email. Ready for less admin and more time connecting? Then sign up with BookingHound today.

Our best-of-breed platform boasts all the features required to manage your calendar and rapidly fast-track your canal and river business. Use the web browser on your tablet, smartphone, or laptop, whenever you want to book all your river activity days. We understand you’re a high-flier and that you give one hundred per cent all the time – which is why the BookingHound reservation software lets you manage bookings and exchange gift vouchers from any mobile device.

How BookingHound Works

A Plain-Sailing Booking Suite You Can Bank On

  • A platform that incorporates and takes bookings on your website, around the clock.

  • A booking engine that accepts secure, integrated, and flexible payments online.

  • Our bespoke booking application handles your schedule, so you can treat your clients to the boating experiences they ache for.

  • View all your information, 24/7, from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet (everything's in the cloud!).

Ready to Set Sail? Register with BookingHound Now.

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Our Pricing

With BookingHound you can start immediately!

It’s as EASY AS 1 – 2 – 3

Step 1 : Create

Using our super simple Set-Up Wizard. Be ready to sell in minutes!
Will guide you through creating your account, your packages, tickets and pricing!

Step 2: Sell

Using Bookinghound’s business development & marketing tools.
Make empty seats a thing of the past with Bookinghound’s business development tools.

Step 3: Manage

Clients, availability, bookings & comprehensive reporting.
Easy to use client / booking management - all from one simple to use admin area.

Whatever size your business…

BookingHound has an online booking solution that’s ideal for you!
Designed with over 12 years experience in the Activity and experience marketplace, BookingHound helps drive sales, increase attendance, lower operational costs, improve productivity as well as customer satisfaction.
As BookingHound is ‘Cloud’ based, this means it can be rapidly deployed for your business within minutes and with our constant program of continuous enhancement, you can rest assured you will have the latest in software technology available to you at your fingertips.

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