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Your recent holiday on Grebe - Black Necked Grebe from Alvechurch

My family of 19 rented 4 boats for a week trip to Stratford and back. The ABC people at Alvechurch could not have been more friendly and helpful. We are all total novices in terms of canal boating and it didn't seem to matter one bit. The whole family said it was the best holiday we've ever had together. Great!

14 Feb 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your fantastic review, it's great to know that your whole family enjoyed the experience and you've all made some wonderful memories. We hope to see you all again in the near future.

01 Mar 2019

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Orange Weaver from Falkirk

The weather was cold and the boat was difficult to keep warm in the evenings.

26 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback.The call out engineer is always available to discuss any heating issues you may have and may have been able to advise you on how to keep the boat warm at night. We hope you enjoyed your time on the Scottish Canals and we look forward to seeing you again.

11 Dec 2018

Your recent holiday on Goose - White Fronted Goose from Hilperton

Great boat, great base, great staff on hand and friendly. Great canal what’s not to love about the K&A if you can see beyond some of the other users of unnamed holiday hires and private boats inconsiderate attitudes towards other users. 2nd time using ABC having been regular customer of another company. When we can afford we will be back for sure. Thank you all at Hilperton.

22 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday on White fronted Goose on the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure!

23 Nov 2018

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

We were told we couldn't have the double and the single set up in the saloon at the same time so we changed to singles throughout the boat. It turned out there was space for the saloon to be set up as we originally intended but the accommodation in the for and aft cabins was then singles when doubles would have suited us far better.

20 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. On some of our boats it may be possible to have the dinette double and single fold down bed along side each other but we cannot offer this as a layout for health and safety reasons. In case of an emergency there must always be a clear passage through the boat. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to seeing you again.

23 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Derwent - Alfred from Alvechurch

The holiday was good fun. We had to remove weed and plastic bags from the screw several times ( a reflection on non-canal users not the company). The canals were quiet so no queuing at locks which saved time and the visit to the Black Country Living Museum was really good with moorings right next door to the entrance.

15 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. It is necessary to check the weed hatch daily to remove any debris that may have caught on the propeller - at this time of year leaves are the worst offenders! We're really pleased you enjoyed the quiet calm of the canal in October and managed to fit a day out into your holiday too. We hope we will be able to welcome you back aboard again soon.

16 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Heron - Capped Heron from Gayton

This was the first narrow boat holiday and its was Fantastic! The boat had everything we needed, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the whole experience was lovely.

14 Nov 2018

Keri McLaren

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first canal boat holiday. It is great to hear that you found Capper Heron well equipped and that our team at Gayton were friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon.

15 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - White Tailed Eagle from Worcester

Very helpfull staff, good weekend

11 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that your weekend went well and that our team at Worcester looked after you well! We hope to see you again soon.

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Fieldfare Thrush from Alvechurch

Totally wonderful experience, Everything was explained well,

10 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for the lovely feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday experience and that you felt everything was explained to you clearly. We hope you will both be back for another adventure with us again soon.

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Little Grebe from Union Wharf

Nice boat easy to handle well equipped but rubbish tv signal

09 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we're happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday on Little Grebe despite not being able to receive a good TV signal. We hope to see you again soon.

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Gull - Iceland Gull from Alvechurch

Lovely staff, organised and clean.

09 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are really pleased to hear that you were impressed with all aspects of your holiday! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Cactus Wren from Falkirk

great experience weather good but cold, staff at the wheel were outstanding as me and Linda got engaged as the wheel was half way up, card and drink was very thoughtful and appreciated by us both.

09 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Congratulations to you both! What an amazing place to propose. We are so pleased that our team at Falkirk were able to help make your memorable holiday even more special. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon!

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Plover - Piping Plover from Reedley Marina

It was actually a one way trip from Anderton to Reedley. Nice to see parts of the system that we wouldn't usually get to see. Lee @ Reedley was very helpfull and also arranged to move our car to Reedley

09 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely comments. Our one way moves are a great way to explore parts of the canal network that you wouldn't usually get the opportunity to see without taking an extended holiday. We're really pleased to hear that your holiday went well and we hope to see you again soon.

12 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Syrian Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

Boat in good working order and well equipped. Nice and clean. If I'm being picky, it could have done with a sharp kitchen knife and a full set of pan lids that fitted.

09 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your holiday on Syrian Woodpecker, finding the boat clean and well equipped. Your comments about the knife and the pan lids has been sent to the marina so they can check the itinerary is correct. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard in the future.

09 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Lark - Wood Lark from Rugby Wharf

The boat was clean, everything you need included and we even got a phone call to say we could start our holiday a few hours earlier than planned. Superb customer service from booking to the chat about the boat and then at the end of our week. We had a lovely relaxing week up the Ashby canal from Rugby wharf. Thank you everyone for the memories.........

08 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we love to surprise customers with an early start when possible! We're pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful and relaxing route along the Ashby Canal and that you made some wonderful memories. We hope to see you again soon.

09 Nov 2018

Your recent holiday on Dove - Emerald Dove from Gailey Wharf

A good boat, easy to handle with lots of space.

08 Nov 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that you liked the layout on our Dove Class and that you found you had lot's of space onboard. We hope you will be back for another holiday with us again soon.

09 Nov 2018