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The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG, England
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All reviews rochdale canal canal boat hard work two weeks great fun en route weekend break monday to friday next year double bed couple of hours well worth the effort many years canal holiday enjoyable holiday first night stunning scenery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 of us booked this for my sisters 50th birthday. None of us had ever been on a canal boat before and we were all a bit apprehensive. The staff were all great on arriving, we got all our luggage on board and took the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What a great time we had on a narrow boat run by this very professional firm. Easy booking and sent stuff to read and watch which had me a little worried about working a lock but I need not have worried it’s very easy and...More

Thank ellebeehome
Reviewed 28 September 2018

My two young teenage sons, 78 year old Father and I spent a week on the Rochdale Canal at the end June 2018. This was my fourth canal holiday and the first hiring a narrow boat from Shire Cruisers. We hired the boat from their...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Ten of us turned up at Shire Cruisers on 10.8.18 for a weekend of cruising the canals of W. Yorks. None of us had ever handled a narrow boat before, so we were a little apprehensive. We should not have worried. We had 2 detailed...More

1  Thank JPC1955
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This was the third cruise from shore cruisers for us, so we went for two weeks. We loved every single day. Best holiday in ages. The boat was lovely, all mod cons and the guide on where to stop, we thought we would read and...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Having been on over fifteen narrowboat holidays before, it takes a lot for the next one to stand out. But this one did... The team at Shire Cruisers are thoroughly professional, and at the same time friendly and relaxed. They couldn't have been more helpful...More

Thank GrahamandBecky
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We've just returned from a 4 night, mid-week break. We opted for the Oxford boat with a fixed double bed. The boat was very well equipped and perfect for a couple and not too long for our first attempt at Canal Boating!! The tutorial by...More

Thank Matt_and_Eloise
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely weekend despite some rain but we were cosy and warm on our little barge. The tutoring we received from Stan at the start of the weekend put us in good stead and we were soon happy managing the locks up to Hebden Bridge and...More

Thank jaybazEngland
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Firmly managed by owner Susan, this company provided an excellent canal boat for a Fathers & sons cruise on this splendid canal. We have been canal boating for many years and this boat was by far the best quality. We did suffer a mechanical failure...More

Thank stephen g
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We booked the Cambridge out of Barnoldswick cruised to Skipton , had just enough instruction on using locks but we'd lots of help from other boat users and Canal trust who manned the locks at set times .enjoyed our weekend a lot boat just right...More

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28 March 2017|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Or try the Lancaster canal. No locks on this one so you could manage a boat on your own
Rosemary P
24 August 2015|
Response from Grizz372387 | Reviewed this property |
Of course at the usual taxi rate but that will be for 2 taxis for 7 people. Lets say £1 per mile or arrange it yourself if you prefer.