Reviews

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Your recent holiday on Gull - Yellow Legged Gull from Wrenbury

This is the second canal experience had with ABC , and on both times the staff,condition of the boat,at each marina have been excellent.

19 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's great to know that you were just as pleased with your second experience on an ABC boat as you were with your first. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

22 May 2019

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

Well organised and helpful

18 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Lucy's Warbler from Whitchurch Marina

Helpful friendly staff, beautifully turned out narrow boats. We would highly recommend ABC boat hire.

18 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Medway - Rodulf from Gailey Wharf

Boat was fine. Unfortunately weather was poor. Always had blankets provided before but saw they were available on request too late.

18 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. Blankets are provided during the colder months but removed once the weather improves so that there is more storage space on board. At the time of booking we can add a note to the Marina that you require blankets, hopefully this will help for future bookings with us. We're pleased to hear that you were happy with your boat and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Fieldfare Thrush from Alvechurch

very well organised. Boat well equipped .A Great Holiday.

18 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Hooded Grebe from Rugby Wharf

i would like to have been given some more instruction re: mooring the boat the suggested route with only the one lock was well advised being only a crew of two with no experience despite some inclement weather the experience was memorable

18 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, which we will forward to the team at Rugby. Mooring can take some practice and it can take a few holidays to master the art! We're pleased you enjoyed your holiday experience and we hope you will be back for another adventure with us again soon!

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Tailed Finch from Goytre Wharf

Brilliant in every way , we loved every minute of the holiday

17 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Gosling - UW Gosling from Union Wharf

An enjoyable short break from Union Wharf to Wellford with pretty scenery and good pubs.

17 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we're really pleased you enjoyed the beautiful scenery around Market Harborough and the lovely pubs on the Grand Union Canal. We hope to welcome you back aboard in the future!

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Crowned Eagle from Aldermaston Wharf

We enjoyed the weekend on the boat which was well equipped and clean. The arrangements for the holiday were well documented. A laminated route with listed info regarding locks and places to visit etc would be better than having to pay £5 for a tiny map. Setting off with out a map would have been foolish and it was optional! We met a lot of lovely, helpful people on the canal but a few people expressed displeasure towards the company for letting boats out with crews who were constantly coming close to or banging stationary boats.

16 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. Generally our customers order maps and guides when booking their holiday and take time to plan a route based on the amount of cruising hours they would like to do per day and the amount of crew they have. We sell a variety of maps at the Marina for those who haven't already purchased them. We do also encourage our customers to watch the Boaters DVD and read all of the information on our website before arriving at the marina, where their safety handover can take up to 2 hours if they don't any have previous experience. Our Marina staff will not allow customers to leave the Marina if they feel they are not competent but occasionally accidents do happen. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your weekend and we hope you will be back for another break with us again soon!

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Poll Finch from Goytre Wharf

Great value with the aid of Tesco vouchers!!

16 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, we're pleased you were able to take advantage of the great discounts available when using Tesco Vouchers! We hope to see you again soon.

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Wren - Cactus Wren from Falkirk

Disappointed in the seating breaking which meant a call out to be fixed. Toilet was not emptied prior to our departure which meant a stop off and cost to get this sorted. Also having to be back in the boatyard the evening before so loss of time on the holiday.

16 May 2019

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

We had to use the wet weather gear and one of the leggings was split down the side. The inventory said that there was a chopping board and a torch. We couldn't find either. The vacuum cleaner was jammed full as if it had never ever been emptied. I think that there should be instructions given on winding points. We turned around at the winding point just above the first lock with the help of the lock keepers, who advised us that if we went to the next winding point past the top lock, we would have struggled to return the boat on time.

16 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, which we will forward to the Marina so that they can check the inventory and ensure the hoover has now been emptied. Route timings are discussed with the crew during the handover of the boat and we will check that the correct information is being given. We hope you will be back for another holiday with ABC in the future!

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Barred Warbler from Alvechurch

Incredibly relaxing break, very quiet and picturesque. Cruised to the top of Hatton Locks and returned and only saw 6 active other boats. Perfect social week, good family and friends time.

16 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. it sounds like you had a perfectly relaxing week with family and friends! We hope to see you all again soon.

20 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Garden Warbler from Gayton

I thought the service by your team was very good especially Paul - we had to come back and have new batteries fitted and he was quick and efficient, turned the boat around for us and off we went.

16 May 2019

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Redwing from Wrenbury

Because everything about the holiday exceeded our expectations.

16 May 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback and for the photo! If you would like to enter our ABC Calendar Competition you can find details on our website under 'more information'! We hope to see you all again soon.

20 May 2019