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- Booked from Aldermaston Wharf on NB Veery Thrush

We have been on 10 canal boat holidays with a variety of companies & without a doubt this was the best equipped and prepared boat. First rate service from booking to docking! Extremely helpful and friendly staff - Excellent customer service!

- Holiday review from Trip Advisor (September 2016)

Imagine a small boat with four adults moving at snail pace through the English country side. Originally when we agreed to this holiday my husband and I thought this would be a very long 4 days stuck in a dingy boat. This could not have further from the truth.

The boat itself was very clean and well maintained. The check in and training process was quick and seamless and before we knew it we were away.

Coming straight from a busy city the change of pace was welcomed with open arms.

My husband and I are in our 30's and the other couple in their 40/50's. Whilst the majority of people who were on the canal were older than us we didn't mind in the slightest.

The countryside is picture perfect and so idyllic. We were very fortunate as the weather was glorious for our 4 days. The boat needs to be steered at all times and should it be raining you will end up with one very wet captain.

There are canals all over England, we took the canal from Hilperton towards Bath and back. We did this comfortably within 4days.

My husband loves his pubs. There were plenty of old English pubs in which to pull over have a pint before being in your way again.

The locks and bridges were also incredibly easy to work. It also gave our two men something to be responsible for (we helped out too).

It was incredibly relaxing and a really novel way of seeing Wiltshire.

When we are next in England during their summer/spring/Autumn seasons we will be back.!

- Booked from Blackwater Meadow Marina on NB Grebe

We booked very last minute and so (to a degree) were prepared for a 'beggers can't be choosers' situation but couldn't have been happier about how this trip turned our from the help and advice over the phone for the initial booking, the quality and condition of the well equipped boat through to the knowledge and guidance from the friendly guy at the marina (who I wish I'd remembered his name as he deserves a mention)

- Booked from Hilperton Marina on NB Pink Goose

All staff at ABC Boating from booking to boat handover and return were extremely useful - top marks. I will certainly be booking again hopefully in 2016.

- Booked from Falkirk Marina on NB Pied Thrush

My first time on a canal boat although others had done it before. Had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to do another one. All staff from booking though reception to handover were very friendly and helpful and I would recommend you to my friends. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers Keith.

- Booked from Gailey Wharf on NB Ivarr

We can't praise the marina enough, from the people who run it to the engineers, they are all lovely people who really go the extra mile. We were here two years ago and everyone remembered us and was exceptionally helpful. Would recommend this marina first to anyone thinking of a canal holiday.

- From Trip Advisor | September 25th 2015 (Visit Trip Advisor)

From our first contact with ABC everything went smoothly. We rented out of Wrenbury Mill as we wanted to transit the Llangollen canal. Communications were great, everything was as ordered when we arrived. Our indoctrination off the boat and explanation on operations of locks was enough to keep us out of trouble.

We had two experienced yachtsmen onboard and this helped immensely understanding how to handle a 66' x 6'9" boat.

The boat was as promised, was clean and ready to go when we got there, A minimum of time wasting. Don't expect anything more than a few tea bags or coffee packets when you arrive. You will need to bring the basics with you and stock up at the first supermarket spot about a day out. otherwise shop in Nantwich before you get there.

The boat was comfortable and the we had not mechanical issues at all.
We will be back and we will be using an ABC boat somewhere on the canal systems

- From Mr Wright on Greys Lark
| July 18th 2015

Dear sir, having today finished a week on a lovely 66 foot long narrow boat from the Whitchurch Marina I write to say how pleased we all were with the boat and all the staff there.  We were greeted warmly and given an in depth tour of our boat and the operating  instructions  in a friendly and efficient manner. 

The boat   “ Grays lark”  was immaculate and very well equipped with complimentary tea and coffee on board plus a host of small handy things like towels, bin liners, a torch, toilet rolls and fairy liquid etc. etc.  We compliment all the staff, they are a  real asset to the company. 
  - Mr M C Wright and party.

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