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ABC Boat Hire

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Address: Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
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+44 330 333 0590

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Last minute wonder

Great experience. Converted the whole family to slow living on the canal. Even teenage boys were reading! Canal locks were a great bonding experience for father and sons while I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience. Converted the whole family to slow living on the canal. Even teenage boys were reading! Canal locks were a great bonding experience for father and sons while I supervised the 13 yr old captain who suddenly developed leadership skills beyond his years. ABC boat hire were patient and friendly and everything was beautifully clean organised and efficient. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic time we had. Lee, Louise and Steve at Reedley marina couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating to my wife's needs as a wheelchair user. The boat was beautiful and clean with every gadget and home comfort. Would highly recommend.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We hired a narrow boat from ABC Boat Hire from their base at Reedley Marina in Burnley. This was the first time we had used a narrow boat, so we were a little apprehensive at first, but after some tuition from Alistair we were happily on our way. Our second day saw us tackle 7 locks, which would have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

From booking to checking the boat back we had very few problems. In fact the service was fantastic. We went from Worcester and did the Stourport Ring in 7 days. Kat at Worcester was fantastic. Writing out a plan for us as we wanted to visit and have a whole day at the Black Country Museum. (this is a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My partner and I hired the Streaked Weaver out of Ellesmere and it was the most relaxing holiday we've had in a long time! Jacquie and her staff (especially Matty) were very helpful with more than adequate training on how to operate the boat and locks. The boat itself was clean and fully stocked with all the essentials including a... More 

1 Thank Christopher K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Imagine a small boat with four adults moving at snail pace through the English country side. Originally when we agreed to this holiday my husband and I thought this would be a very long 4 days stuck in a dingy boat. This could not have further from the truth. The boat itself was very clean and well maintained. The checkin... More 

1 Thank Erin T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Did the Stourport ring, hard going for a week. Would recommend,if you have never boated before, take 10 - 14 days for this trip. Boat was the "Horned Lark" a new boat on its first trip, a few teething problems, and the WiFi didn't work, but over all a good week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We hired a Weaver for a week. We planned on just taking it easy and enjoying the canals, pubs and sights. We had a great time and this trip was just right for us. We were very happy with the service and support we received when were arrived and departed. Thanks Sue and John! The boat itself had everything we... More 

1 Thank wing6rider-Australia
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We booked our day out at the Alvechurch Marina the beginning of the summer as a nice relaxing day out before the children went back to school the beginning of September. After a glorious six weeks of sun more or less we woke up on the morning of the 3rd September to poring rain! Umbrellas and waterproofs were quickly put... More 

1 Thank LissZaB
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very active holiday requiring lots of chatting to other boaters to navigate the numerous narrow bridges and one way stretches of the canal.Fab country side with some lovely quiet mooring spots.Dog enjoyed her walks and the activity.It really felt like an achievement and team building fun with my husband and mum.A few more hands would have been great .Nothing... More 

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