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Bath Narrowboats - Day Hire
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Hired an electric dayboat on the website promise of 'experience the tranquillity of an electric dayboat to explore the canal'. It was anything but tranquil. The boat was generally in very poor condition and the engine made a phenomenal noise to the extent that people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1Dultimate
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Tried booking (as others state in reviews) via phone and website with no luck. No response from web form enquiries and the phone was never answered! So we turned up on a quiet Tuesday thinking we could hire a small electric boat for two, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Booked for 3 nights for accomodation only. Biggest difficulty when booking was arranging the bank transfer. On arrival found we had been ipgraded to the biggest boat in the fleet. So much luxury, a small apartment fully equipped. Fridge stocked with massive amounts of breakfast...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DavidandPaula
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I tried to hire a bike for two nights for a charity bike ride and spoke to a lovely lady called Sheila who was very helpful. I wrote an email about what I wanted to do and sent it to her bosses, Lee and James....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonnyrd1
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Loved every minute.... Sublime coffee & cake at the boat cafe at Bathampton The pizza boat The wildlife The stunning scenery Mooring up at Avoncliff & it was so quiet! Midweek August & a handful of other boats on the move Highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Hired an electric boat with my father in law and handicapped brother in law, must admit the boats are very basic, seats very hard, very difficult to get my brother in law in the boat as there are no proper boarding areas, just jump in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jc142
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Bath-based, two-centre, boating business hiring boats for use on the Kennet and Avon canal. We hired Dundas Delight, a small electric boat with a max speed of about 6 miles an hour. For newcomers the following may be helpful. This is an outdoor activity. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We rented a day boat with this company Friday 27th July . This was meant to be a really nice day out on the river. The weather was glorious but the customer service of this company leaves a lot to be desired. We were given...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank LDHERTS
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We hired a small electric boat and had fun for a few hours although boats cannot go faster than walking pace. Boat was noisier than I imagined, but simple enough to steer with a lever for forward and reverse. We found the place, but no-one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

4 of us from the office had a day out on a narrowboat booked about a month in advance. Booking was via email and very easy. We had a little trouble making contact by phone to pay deposit as we kept missing each other but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dianna B
18 September 2016|
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Response from 626linzib | Reviewed this property |
You would need to ask because I went on a party booking where food came as part of the package. The food was very good and certainly on the our boat trip it was all part of the attraction. They may have other options though.