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Your recent holiday on Grebe - Little Grebe from Union Wharf

My sons and I had a fabulous experience. The boat met our expectations -was clean , well stocked and ran without a hitch . the highlight was the Foxton Ladder. plus we were blessed with good weather.As one of my bucket list targets it met it in spades.Fond memories

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

The Foxton Locks is certainly on many bucket lists and we're pleased to hear that it didn't disappoint! It's also great to hear that you were pleased with your boat and it's level of equipment. Thank you for your feedback.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Rock Bunting from Alvechurch

Relaxing holiday on the canal. Couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful setting. Rock Bunting was perfect for two of us. Everybody was extremely helpful, and very friendly. Thank you for a wonderful break. We’re already looking to book another break soon!

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

It's great to hear that you relaxed and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, it's what a canal holiday is all about! If you're booking for 2019 don't forget we are offering a 15% early booking discount as well as your loyalty discount!

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Little Bunting from Aldermaston Wharf

Well-run and efficient with all you need for a fun canal holiday. It would have been 5 stars if we'd had a sheet for the dinette bed. Small detail and we improvised.

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

We're pleased to hear that you had a fun holiday! Sorry to hear that you didn't have a sheet for the dinette, I'm sure Aldermaston would have brought one out to you if they'd known. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Sea Eagle from Hilperton

We had a fantastic time - the weather helped immensely.

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that you had a fantastic time and that the 'great British weather' was kind to you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Siberian Thrush from Whitchurch Marina

Excellent organisation, communication, equipment on board, provided by your company. Our first ever experience on a narrow boat. Could not have been better. The weather was also exceptional!!

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

We're so pleased to hear that you first holiday was successful and that Whitchurch looked after you well! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon (weather not guaranteed!)

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Clarks Grebe from Blackwater Meadow Marina

beautiful stretch of canal. friendly and informative instructors.1st time we've been on a barge holiday, all the family really enjoyed it and would do it again.

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back now that you have the Canal Boat bug!

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Western Grebe from Wrenbury

very efficient friendly company nice clean boat and "insrtructor" had character and a good attitude Only minor criticism is there was room for a slightly larger tv nad the reprogramming was a nuisance , can the reception be improved with abetter ariel but in the round very good , will be returning

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that your boat was clean and that you enjoyed your handover! Your comments about the TV and reception will be forwarded to Wrenbury. We look forward to seeing you again!

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Siberian Thrush from Whitchurch Marina

Whole experience, from selecting a narrowboat through to collecting and then returning it, was excellent. The Marina team were friendly and professional, engaging with all members of our party, old and young. We wold happily use again

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for such lovely feedback, which will be forwarded to the staff at Whitchurch Marina. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Owl - Long Eared Owl from Gayton

My friends and I book a canal trip every year... Brilliant time. Boat excellent. Fully equipped. Staff helpful and friendly. Great route up to Braunston Turn and back down to Stoke Breune Flight. Roll on 2019's trip. Awooga!

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

What a great photo, you all look like you are having a fantastic time! Gayton is surrounded by beautiful countryside and Stoke Bruerne is stunning. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019!

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Dusky Warbler from Alvechurch

We take a boating holiday once a year. Our first trip was in 2003. From the same base on the Crested Lark. We vary our routes and bases, trying not to repeat previously traveled stretches. This year we were amazed how well the boat had been prepared. As good as many hotels we have stayed in. The new wider single beds are so much more comfortable. All in all the boat has set new standards for us. The trip itself was around the Stourport Ring missing the Wolverhampton bit. Weather was very good, scenery great. A superb mixture of urban and countryside mixed with a big dose of social history. Highly recommended.

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

What amazing feedback, thank you! We are continually working to improve our boats and it's great to hear that you are impressed with the new added features. The Stourport Ring is always a very popular route and full of variety! We are really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Wye - Tyr from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Personalen var mycket trevlig och tillmötesgående, servicen snabb och exakt. Den tänkta kanalrutten var en mycket vacker och minnesvärd upplevelse. Tyvärr var själva båten (gul båt) inte så rolig. Den var ganska sliten och saknade sittmöjligheter både i för och akter...där man gärna VILL sitta. Vi har haft mycket trevligare båtar tidigare (grön/röd variant). Vi hade otrolig tur med vädret, vilket ändå gjorde det hela till en fantastisk upplevelse

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

Det är fantastiskt att höra att du hade fantastiskt väder och haft det vackra landskapet på din semester från Blackwater Meadow. Om du bestämmer dig för att ta en semester med oss ​​så skulle vi gärna ge dig råd om den bästa båtklassen som passar ditt besättning. Tack för din feedback.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Blue Rock Thrush from Hilperton

Fantastic boat with staff to back it up

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

It sounds as if you had a brilliant holiday from Hilperton, thank you for the feedback.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Lark - Ashes Lark from Worcester

T Hi Trudi, Just to let you know what a great week we had on the Ashes Lark. image1.JPG We stayed at Upton, Pershore , Bidford and the Fleet Inn. We went up to Warwick Castle for a day of Dungeons and Jousting. The river came up into the red zone due to thunderstorms in the night, so all the weirs were impressive. The engine ran like a top, and brought us through some tricky spots. Ashes was comfortable in every way, certainly more room than our 34 ft sailboat with this busy crew. Suggestion......we worried about returning to the Worcester base in time. This was especially so when we found ourselves stuck with 7 boats at the Marlcliff lock, many of whom were somewhat nervous about moving up or down at high water. There was a 4 hr hiatus while this played itself out, whence we got through and went downstream with no problem. There was a lack of realtime information about water levels,and plenty of gossip. Our suggestion is to set up an info channel with each hire boat,to help less experience folk . Mobile phone text might work well. Also.... we would like to do one way trips to avoid this return anxiety, and see more canal. Could this be arranged with other clients so we all start and finish somewhere, and the boat returns to your base every say two or three weeks. ? This would require service points along the way, but we could all experience a longer sections of canal or river. In these days of internet it should be possible to schedule if you could work out the service side, perhaps with other hire firms along a route. All in all this was a trip of lifetime and very memorable. Thankyou to all your team. Best regards Philip Grange Salt Spring Island , Canada Best Regards from Philip's iPad 1. Wifi was dissapointing...hardly worked for us. Luckily we had mobile & sim cards too. 2. A list of Web sites for current river info would have been useful. 3. On board Laminated detail maps of river and of tie ups , good walks ,other enroute info would be good. 4. We needed to know a bit more about boat etiquette , such as tying alongside, is it ok, is it to expected. ? We did meet some very uncooperative vessels in one place,and were very surprised as sailors are pretty obliging generally.

06 Jun 2018

Carolyn

It sounds as if you had a great adventure on Ashes Lark! Our Marina's will always wait for confirmation from CRT before advising guests about stoppages but of course customers can contact the Marina at any time if they are concerned. We do offer one way trips at the beginning and end of the season, please contact the Booking Office if you would like to receive emails about these trips. Thank you for your detailed feedback.

15 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Carolina Wren from March Wharf

Great boat and service. Dog loved it.

05 Jun 2018

Carolyn

We're so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday, including your dog! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

14 Jun 2018

Your recent holiday on Derwent - Alfred from Alvechurch

Compared to other boats ours was a bit old and uncomfortable

05 Jun 2018

Lynda

We are continually updating our fleet and will be happy to advise you on the right boat for you, if you decide to make another booking. Thank you for your feedback.

05 Jun 2018