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Your recent holiday on Mist - Scotch Mist from Falkirk

We had a great time! Really nice boat, beautiful scenery!

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Swainsons Thrush from Hilperton

From start to finish my wife and I were greatly impressed by the fantastic service-focussed approach provided by the team at ABC Boat hire - who were friendly, informative and helpful at every stage. How refreshing!!

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Spirit - Lochan Ora from Falkirk

The boat was nearly new and was very good with some reservations. The little corner washbasins in both lavatories were more designer than practical, Quite why they were mounted partly under the side deck was a mystery as there was plenty of room towards the middle of the boat. Washing ones face resulted in most of the water flooding the floor as you could not get your face over the basin ! The battery capacity was limited in spite of the LED lighting. Most previous boats had 4 batteries and could easily run the central heating which was needed a couple of nights without running the engine. Cooker was excellent. It is strange how different various similar boats are in handling. Lochan Ora liked going fairly slowly. At speed it was difficult to keep a straight course, being rather edgy. Nicely fitted out apart from silly washbasins. Electric Loos the best ever and worked perfectly in spite of being made in Italy ! Union Canal was much more lined with trees than I expected. Pity there is not the usual Collins Nicholson Waterway Guide as Maps much superior with mileages clearly shown. Water tank appeared to be a bit small, but perhaps the Gauge was pessimistic.( Something we have never had before)

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Dove - Turtle Dove from Aldermaston Wharf

Would have been 5 stars but no functional wi-fi on boat all hire term

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Village Weaver from Aldermaston Wharf

Cleanest boat we have ever had. Would have been a 5 but stearing was a bit wonky!

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Lesser Spotted Eagle from Hilperton

Great fun and very relaxing holiday. Good boat and friendly staff thank you.

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Wye - Fredrik from Worcester

Mycket trevlig rutt, bra info innan resan, bra Båt för oss 6 Pers.

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - White Tailed Eagle from Worcester

very enjoyable monday to friday break,throughly relaxing

24 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Rock Wren from Whitchurch Marina

Perfect weather in early-June, gorgeous scenery, and a comfortable narrowboat from ABC Boat Hire all made for a most enjoyable holiday along the Llangollen Canal. One can never reasonably expect the seven days of sunshine and warm temperatures we experienced. The landscape - - not one unpleasant sight! - - was no surprise: we cruised the expanse 10 years ago from the same Whitchurch base, albeit then under different ownership. This occasion was all the better owing to the vessel, easily the best-fitted one we’ve had in five different hires spanning 45 years. We were gobsmacked to learn that this spotless, up-to-date craft was four-years old. Inside was everything we ever needed, including a couple of rather obscure kitchen tools. Some took awhile to locate owing to the impressive number of storage spaces cleverly scattered throughout the craft. Whatever apprehension we had in taking on such a responsibility was quickly dispelled by Ed, who provided a low-key, yet comprehensive instruction on boat operation and safety before we set off. Every company employee we met or otherwise conversed with on the phone was amiable and helpful.

22 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Swan - Trumpeter Swan from Aldermaston Wharf

really helpful from the booking, to advice about the route, to setting off on our adventure!

22 Jun 2018

Carolyn

We're pleased to hear that you found everyone involved in making your booking helpful and that you really enjoyed yourselves on your adventure! We hope you will be back yo visit us again soon.

29 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Owl - Hawk Owl from Aldermaston Wharf

Fantastic resa o upplevelse. Båten var precis vad vi önskade oss och det var ett äventyr

21 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Det låter som om du hade en fantastisk semester! Tack för den underbara feedbacken, vi hoppas att du kommer att vara tillbaka för att se oss igen snart.

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Swallow - Red Sea Swallow from Goytre Wharf

Overall we really enjoyed the holiday. Boat was nice to handle, and very reliable. The boat needs seats at the rear, for passengers to also sit. Beds very uncomfortable, they need new mattresses. Table in dinette needs shortening, as we found it difficult accessing the fixed bench seat.

20 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, your comments have been forwarded to the Marina. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and that you found your boat handled well.

25 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Lark - Horned Lark from Alvechurch

Superbly well equipped boat. Excellent , friendly and efficient staff who guide you through all things necessary. Service of the highest order, could not ask for more.

20 Jun 2018

Carolyn

What fantastic feedback for our new Lark Class, thank you! We hope we will see you again soon.

29 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Little Grebe from Union Wharf

Great holiday, first time canal boat holiday and would definitely do it again. People on the river were so friendly and some lovely scenery and nice pubs. Next time would find a route with a town to go through en route. The boat was a little tired as had obviously been in service for a good number of years. But this didn’t stop our enjoyment. We phoned the engineer twice during office hours re a pump noise which we wanted to have turned off as kept us awake all night (water pump every 3 minutes really loud for those in front cabin). No call back, but we managed to find the switch to turn it off through the night - would have been handy to know that on handover and not very reassuring if we had had a real technical problem. We were 20minutes late returning the boat (which we apologised for) and had an officious/curt greeting from the marina staff, even though I had stripped all the beds and had got the towels together for the cleaners. So saved them at least that amount of time. All in all would certainly recommend this type of holiday. We are family of 4 (children both 11..great age for them to help with the locks and not be too worried about them falling off the boat).

20 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Gull - Audouins Gull from Gayton

Every aspect was fabulous from collecting to returning can’t fault ABC in anyway

20 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you, what great feedback for Gayton Marina! We look forward to seeing you again.

25 Jun 2018