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So don't take our word for it, see what over 5000 of our customers are saying about us! 

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Village Weaver from Aldermaston Wharf

See below. Comments on the boat condition - 1. Loose shackle pin at centre line fixing. 2. Cupboard door catch fell off so that door swung open blocking passage - I carry a toolkit so removed the door! 3. The boat is 'tired' but everything did work well.

08 Sep 2021


Thank you for your feedback, which has been forwarded to the marina. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

09 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Gull - Sabines Gull from Hilperton

Excellent holiday. Well-equipped boat on a beautiful stretch of canal. Downsides were few but to list a couple, the canal was very busy with lots of moored boats which meant speeds had to be extremely slow most of the time and mooring spots were sometimes a bit difficult to find. The other one which irritated me was when we left the marina after having the technical instruction. I was clearly a novice and the instruction was mindful of that but when the instructor left the boat and we started to head off, I was shouted at and the instructor came running back to inform me somewhat patronisingly that I hadn't tidied my ropes correctly! I would have at least understood to an extent had I actually been advised how to do so. However, it did not spoil the rest of the holiday which was superb.

07 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Whites Thrush from Alvechurch

Handover engineer was very good as we had 2 boats he done both together!

06 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Gull - Iceland Gull from Alvechurch

Handover was very good as he new we had 2 boats, done both at the same time!

06 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Owl - Snowy Owl from Hilperton

A very pleasant weeks holiday. I think all the family had fun. We did have a volcano in the toilet but managed to sort it out. Thank you very much.

06 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Swan - Black Necked Swan from Anderton

The boat is for 12 people, but we had 10 adults on it and it was not comfortable for so many. The teapot had no lid, the cooker had only one shelf, and was not man enough for cooking for 10/12 people. The seating at the front only took 4 people and again it was crowded at the back if 4 people were there, so that meant there was never room for all of us to be outside in the fresh air. Normally ~ABC boats are much better.,

06 Sep 2021


Thank you for your feedback. The Swan Class is designed to accommodate 12 people and is ideal for two families or a crew on a budget. Space is limited onboard, which is why we do encourage customers to check the 360° tour on the website to be sure that the boat will suit their party before making a booking. We hope you will be back to enjoy another holiday with us again soon.

08 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Heron - Purple Heron from Wrenbury

Arrival and takeover of the boat were straightforward. Easy parking with good access to the boat for loading. A friendly welcome also included a necessary safety brief. Instruction was relevant to our previous experience and respectful of COVID restrictions. The boat was cleaned to a high standard. The only minor critisism was that the matresses were 'Tired' which was noted in our handover feedback. Wrenbury offers a good choice of canals. We headed for Chester/ Ellesmere Port and despite being in mid August we saw very little boating traffic.

05 Sep 2021

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

An idyllic section of canal to explore.

05 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Sandpiper - Upland Sandpiper from Hilperton

Amazing week on the boat, didn’t want it to finish.

04 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Bonellis Eagle from Gayton

Second time holiday with ABC Boathire and once again, it was amazing. Great service, great boat and really well equipped. A wonderful family break

03 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Siberian Thrush from Whitchurch Marina

Comfortable. Well maintained and clean barge. Excellent handover by Richard which made the whole family confident with the boat setup and how to ensure we returned it in the same condition etc.

03 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Heron - Night Heron from Whitchurch Marina

Lovely boat and helpful staff at the marina. They explained everything clearly and the boat was spotless and exactly as we’d hoped.

03 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Wren - Cobbs Wren from Wrenbury

Fantastic holiday enjoyed by all the family. This was our first narrow boat holiday but certainly won't be the last. Our boat was very clean and well presented with everything we needed for a relaxing break. Lynn and the all team at the Wrenbury marina were extremely welcoming and explained how to operate the boat and the canal system very clearly.

03 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Wren - Marsh Wren from Hilperton

Great location, lovely scenery, good weather, manageable narrowboat, relaxing week.

03 Sep 2021

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Pine Warbler from Kings Orchard Marina

Good experience. Helpful staff.

03 Sep 2021