Your recent holiday on Bunting - Snow Bunting from Gayton

Peaceful and Relaxing holiday , in a lovely boat

Your recent holiday on Lark - Meadow Lark from Aldermaston Wharf

Our holiday was excellent as we had a great boat, however I do think you should vet more carefully the amount of experience other hirers have. I have been on the canals for over 30years and the conditions with the strong currents from the flooded rivers flowing into the canal at some points especially around Woolhampton lock were challenging to the most experienced boat user. The couple who left in front of us nearly capsized in the lock pound and at one time both abandoned the boat with the wife have a panic attack. Luckily the volunteer lock keeper and one of my crew were able to assist. We carried on and saw the couple later in the week and found they had not moved the next day and had found the whole experience frightening. They had only been on a boat for 3 days the previous year and in his words it was like a mill pond. I think they were very lucky as this incident could easily have resulted in serious or fatal injuries and I would urge ABC relook at their procedures.

Your recent holiday on Duck - Black Duck from March Wharf

Friendly helpful staff Well appointed boat in very good condition Good advice re routes and local facilities

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Corn Bunting from Hilperton

Everything worked as planned and nothing went wrong with the boat and service was polite friendly and welcoming

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Village Weaver from Aldermaston Wharf

All we needed was provided!! The barge was well appointed and the staff helpful and pleasant

Your recent holiday on Warbler - River Warbler from Anderton

Excellent pre sales information. Boats were well equipped and surprisingly spacious. An excellent and most relaxing holiday!

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Streaked Weaver from Blackwater Meadow Marina

The boat was prepared and made available in advance of the advertised time so we were able to make an early start - thank you. Demonstration of the interior features and the operation of the boat was conducted in an efficient, but friendly manner. The boat was generally well presented although there were a few minor nicks and scratches on some of the interior woodwork, but nothing of any consequence. The bathroom is compact, but well laid out. Particularly impressed with the operation and hygienic quality of the toilet, no unpleasant odours, even in hot weather. The exterior paint finish was very smart, but inevitably there were scratches on the main contact points of the hull. On the other hand, it would have been very intimidating to have been the first people to take out a freshly painted boat! If you expect 5 star luxury and comfort a narrow boat holiday is not for you, but if you enjoy being out in the open air and "messing about in boats" then we would recommend ABC Boat Hire.

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Rock Bunting from Alvechurch

Overall a very good experience.

Your recent holiday on Lark - Ashes Lark from Worcester

Very well presented boat and everything worked

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

everything was spot on as usual just bad weather on sunday

Your recent holiday on Swan - Whistling Swan from Hilperton

The overall experience was fantastic. There are small areas that could be improved. The canal is very dirty and needs some attention. Alot of dead animals in the water during our stay that were there also on our return journey. A cat,fish and duck. This is an Avon and kennet responsibility! what a pity its not patrolled and cleaned up. the boat was not as clean as we would have expected. very dirty cupboards. our toilet also malfunctioned which meant we had a boat swimming in 2cm of water one evening, lucky for us it was clean water!

Your recent holiday on Gull - Common Gull from Gailey Wharf

You request previous boating experience. Should it take 11/2 hours for a handover to a crew that have taken holidays with you for 10 YEARS. Otherwise it was a delightful boat on what is now becoming common an u loved / un repaired canal that you need experience to travel through the locks because that are in such a poor state. I know that section is for the CRT but if you are not told you can't act on our behalf

Your recent holiday on Nene - Bragi from Gailey Wharf

Comfortable, clean boat. Perfect size for two people. Reception and engineering team very friendly and professional. Boat very well equipped. Would definitely recommend from booking to handing boat back. Hassle free.

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Red Necked Grebe from Hilperton

We set out to see if canal holidays were for us, they aren't.

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Pied Billed Grebe from Gayton

Well prepared, very clean boat. Excellent pre instructions from house keeping and boat handler. Boat easy to handle for us new comers, now calling myself ‘Captain’! All helped by three days of beautiful weather.

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

Sunshine at last, we're so pleased you enjoyed your adventure captain! Thank you for the great feedback, we hope you will be back again soon.

Your recent holiday on Heron - White Faced Heron from Hilperton

Our 5th trip on a rental boat. This was the best. No complaints. Cozy and functionl boat, furniture and Equipment. Very polite staff.

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

Thank you for giving us your feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time on White Faced Heron from Hilperton on the Kennet & Avon. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Your recent holiday on Medway - Agnar from Whitchurch Marina

Everybody at abc were friendly, helpful and nice, had no problems with the boat, an amazing adventure had

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

Thank you for your lovely feedback, which we will pass on to Whitchurch Marina. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Great Crested Grebe from Whitchurch Marina

Fantastic throughout the whole process!! Boat was amazing! Will 100% be booking agsin!

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

What fantastic feedback, thank you! We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure.

Your recent holiday on Owl - Hawk Owl from Aldermaston Wharf

Well organised weekend with helpful staff

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend afloat! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Booted Eagle from Anderton

really enjoyed it , great boats and easy process , good explanation of how to run the boats and we were very pleased with how the stag went , thanks

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

It sounds like you had a fantastic time! Thank you for your feedback.


 

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