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Great company and area to choose for a canal boat holiday

The people at Worcester marina are really good, they explain everything you need to know and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark C
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
An excellent way to holiday.

We hired our canalboat (the Swainsons Thrush) from ABC at Hilperton for 11 nights, during which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart M
Brisbane, Australia
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Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The people at Worcester marina are really good, they explain everything you need to know and the boat has everything on board you would need, even down to water proof coats and trousers. The choice of routs is superb and would suit all tastes and...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired our canalboat (the Swainsons Thrush) from ABC at Hilperton for 11 nights, during which time we travelled to Bristol and return. Their staff were fabulous in their approach and knowledge. Although capable of accommodating six people, we only had four adults, leaving the...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall Canal Boating experience was awesome. We totally recommend ABC Boat Hire and their personnel. We rented out of the Worchester Marina and did the Stourport Loop. Leaving from this marina was great as there was an Aldi's and an Asda Superstore directly across...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So some friends and I needed to escape and unwind and our method of choice was to book an ABC boat out of Worcester Marina. This was such a great choice and we fell so lucky to choose them, everything from the booking experience to...More

Thank Nigel L
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous 4 night break on board ABC’s Spotted Eagle. The boat was well maintained and spotlessly clean. Lovely white towels and bedding. I will definitely book with ABC again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The moment we arrived, everything was taken care of courteous and friendly staff. Although we are experienced boaters on the canal system, we were asked to watch and understand a short video on the safe operation of the boat on the canals, including speed limits...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been boating for many years, but this was the first time from Worcester. We had a boat from another company that this marina supposedly manages. We took the boat out onto the river Seven, so having trundled down the canal it was not...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a week in Aug 2018 on a 6 berth narrow boat and cannot speak too highly of the excellent experience provided by ABC Boat Hire. Unfortunately this was not matched by the performance of Scottish Canals. One would have thought that towards the...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rented a 45' canal boat from RCI and ABC Canal Boat rentals out of the Lowesmoor Wharf in Worcester. It was lovely from start to finish! The staff in the office were very friendly, prompt and helpful. The boat had everything we needed, it...More

Thank S401LQsuem
Reviewed 9 September 2018

we keep our boat at this marina and they do really good holiday breaks on there own fleet of quality narrow boat. The staff who work there are really good especially the girls in the shop.

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Lee M
12 September 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
Those who have hired the boat provide the "crew" themselves. This is not a problem, and god instruction is provided for hirers. No locks are I have hired a "day boat" for a 6 hour cruise; this will allow you to see whether... More
Claire D
28 January 2018|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Hello yes they are free of charge,
18 January 2018|
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Response from MairiM | Reviewed this property |
Depends which canal you choose. If you choose Falkirk to Edinburgh (Union Canal), the locks are all manned and you get help. The baby could surely be left down below long enough for mooring and casting of, which are the... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from louise_chadwick | Reviewed this property |
only ones that are day trips. Many you do yourself, its easy and so much fun. And you get training before you set of anyway. And they also do lock training, just incase .
Joanna M
4 July 2017|
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Response from windsorsmom | Reviewed this property |
You will be given a quick tutorial and a few basic lessons. You might want to go on line and watch the videos on it. Unless you have a nasty wind, the boats are not too difficult to maneuver. Also check your route. There... More