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Your recent holiday on Swift - African Swift from Hilperton

We really enjoyed out short break on a modern boat. It had all mod cons and was easy to operate.

13 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Dove - Turtle Dove from Aldermaston Wharf

The boat was great, we arrived, unloaded the car, great handover and instruction. Set off and enjoyed a fantastic week on the Kennett & Avon Canal, joined the Thames at Reading and headed back. The wildlife and scenery was outstanding. Thank you ABC for a brilliant experience. Had a few problems with WiFi, TV no signal but otherwise all good.

13 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Nene - Oscar from Gailey Wharf

Our first experience on a narrowboat and it was a good experience.

13 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Wren - House Wren from Gailey Wharf

The narrowboat was clean and laid out really well, however the boat developed a nasty rattle (the floor plate above the weed hatch) which I fixed myself with a pair of flip flops. The staff at Gailey Wharf were helpful and asked if an engineer was required to attend, but I told them that I had fixed the issue. The problem is the narrowboats are out constantly without a period of servicing. The canals are now getting too busy due to their popularity with difficulty finding good moorings, queuing at locks etc.

13 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Heron - Night Heron from Whitchurch Marina

An enjoyable experience. Thank you. 😊👍

12 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Duck - Tufted Duck from Rugby Wharf

From the booking through to taking the boat the communication was good. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The initial instructions are quite fast!

12 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Lark - Shore Lark from Aldermaston Wharf

Well equipped boat. Clean and well maintained. The canal however is rather overgrown which made mooring more difficult and we certainly needed the plank on several occasions.

12 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Goose - White Fronted Goose from Hilperton

Friendly and very profesional, outstanding facilities

11 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Dusky Warbler from Alvechurch

From start to finish the holiday was excellent, it’s the first time we have been with another family but the boat layout was great.

11 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Western Grebe from Wrenbury

ABC boats could not have possibly done anything better.

11 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Swainsons Thrush from Hilperton

Excellent boat and great team. We left the marina confident we knew how to handle the boat, and after a walk through with Helen were also happy with the interior of the boat, both the facilities and the covid cleaning measures they had taken.

11 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Corn Bunting from Hilperton

Couldn’t fault them. Great trip.

11 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Lapland Bunting from Wrenbury

We had a lovely experience. We arrived to find plenty of parking nearby to the boat mooring so loading up our boat was easy. We had a great, covid safe handover, basic admin, revisit of lock process and protocols. Once we'd managed the shoreside issues, we then had a thorough and very effective handover from one of the helpful staff. He took us through the functions that we need to know and understand. Armed and dangerous with our handover info, we were let loose on the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. A somewhat emotional release for first-timers straight out into an s bend with private moored boats made for a tense start. That said, our boat behaved impeccably despite my inexperience. Through the remainder of our 3-day hire, the boat was faultless, manoeuvrable and reliable. Everything from the inventory was present and in good condition. We had a great experience, the canal route was beautiful, we wish we had a bit longer so we could have used the viaduct but we had to turn around at Ellesmere. The information provided by ABC was spot on, the boat was exactly as described and made our break a really enjoyable time.

11 Sep 2021

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience on your first narrowboat holiday! We would love for you to share your photo's with us https://www.abcboathire.com/share

13 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Tawny Eagle from Blackwater Meadow Marina

All. went to plan and everything worked well on the boat

10 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Little Bunting from Aldermaston Wharf

Good fun and hard work. Boat was not very clean. We had to clean all kitchen utensils and anything we wanted to use before using it. Jug was filthy, remains of previous habitants cooking on baking trays. One saucepan had what looked like mould in it. Top of fridge was filthy. Such a shame as this just made the while thing feel tainted.

10 Sep 2021