Andersen Boats
Andersen Boats
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About
Canal boating is for anyone who just want to do something completely different from the everyday world. Andersen Boats is a family run business in Middlewich for 40 years with one of the best starting points for a range of amazing canal holiday options across England & Wales. We offer shorter and longer breaks, so you can take a short weekend away or a long 2 week tour of our beautiful canals. Relax with family and friends, while discovering the hidden sights of England and Wales from our amazing canals. Give us a call or visit our website to find out more and book your next adventure!
Middlewich, Cheshire, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Cindy B
19 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Andersen Narrow Boats are beautiful, sturdy, sparkling clean, and in the lovely town of Middlewich. Their website is easy to use, prices great, and communication swift. This was our second time to use them (all the way from Texas) and we'll likely do so again. It's easy to fly into Manchester, Uber to Middlewich, get a hotel and enjoy the local pubs the day before. On the rental morning you can drop your luggage with them and easily walk to local stores for provisions. They give exceptional lessons and provide a wonderful information binder to answer any further questions you might have as well as a phone number if needed. They are a warm and welcoming company we encourage you to use!
Written 24 September 2023
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Ian H
Rochester, UK37 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
We hired the Fjord Emperor for a week sailing on the Llangollen Canal. This was the first time the six of us in our party had hired a narrow boat and we wondered how it would go. We were looked after from the moment we got there from the trolleys to get our luggage and provisions to the boat, to the tour from Bill showing us everything we needed to now for our time on board. We were then supported by Terry to get through our first three locks which are close together and next to the boat yard. We headed off with a booklet showing us the route, and a folder with essential information we can refer to. This included a mobile number in case we had an issue. The scenery was stunning and the locks were easier than we thought. We shared out the duties from steering to lock duties to cooking and even the rain couldn’t dampen our enjoyment. We did have an issue requiring a call to Terry and he came out to us within 30 minutes to fix the pump in the shower and empty the bilge pump which had taken in a lot of water. A further call to Terry meant we arranged a stop on the way back to empty the toilets. Overall we had a brilliant time and couldn’t fault the support we had from the team at Anderson’s.
Written 7 August 2023
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Stephen E
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
The boat was clean, tidy and well equipped for an enjoyable holiday cruising. The staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent customer service. 5/5
Written 3 July 2023
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Tom R
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Brilliant service and an excellent holiday made possible by the awesome boats provided.

Did a 7 day trip from middlewich to Llangollen, everything explained well and boat was very well supplied with everything you need.
Written 25 June 2023
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PMSchloss
40 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We just completed our second three-week narrowboat hire through Andersen Boats of Middlewich. Our first charter was in 2019 when we set off with no prior canal-boating experience, traveling the Cheshire and legendary Llangollen routes. Anderson made it easy and the entire experience both flawless and extraordinary. For our 2023 journey we traveled the “Four Counties Ring”. Again, honors go to Andersen for providing a clean and well maintained vessel at a very reasonable price.
Piloting a narrowboat in England is a real “hidden gem”. One gets to see “the real England“ and meet the friendliest people, while traveling the countryside at a pace that allows one to “smell the roses“. Our 62 foot boat, Fjord Empress, comfortably accommodated four adults and was both our transportation and our “hotel“
We highly recommend the experience, and we highly recommend Andersen Boats in Middlewich!
Written 5 May 2023
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TrailBlazer51461
3 contributions
Apr 2023
Our first experience on a Canal boat, we hired “Tana Fjord” boat for a week, which was excellent, everything was clearly explained to us by Terry, who along with his colleague took us through the first three locks, which are close to Andersen boat yard.
Wonderful experience, throughly enjoyed, will definitely hire again.
Written 25 April 2023
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Sue A
27 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had a fantastic week from start to finish! Boat company service was efficient and friendly, the boat was really well laid out and equipped
We had some beautiful moorings, couldn't have been luckier with the weather either. We went as far as Chirk and the whole route was so peaceful and beautiful. Some great friendly volunteers on the flights too. A really lovely holiday. We've been holidaying on narrow boats for years and this was one of the best!
Written 22 October 2022
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Eva F
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Had a week on Fjord Contessa very modern central heating tv etc but so uncomfortable, shower difficult to get and out of, toilet needed to stand on stool . low leather chairs by tv also uncomfortable, dining table just a lift up flat with high folding stools also uncomfortable.
Bed awful. Was glad to get home have hired boats before and not had this experience. Some of the locks were leaking and cracked and badly maintained also canal overgrown in places. The paddles yon the locks were very hard to work many people complaining.
Written 4 October 2022
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Di Carter
1 contribution
Sept 2022 • Friends
Beautiful excellent boats. Well equipped. Friendly and helpful staff. We would definitely use again. Easy location, plenty of parking and even trolleys available to get your luggage and bar to the boat.
Fabulous canal system too.
Thank you
Written 16 September 2022
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Mr W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates359 contributions
Aug 2022
Had a great holiday on the Fjord Contessa, thoroughly recommended. Great pick up from Anderson boats their team was nice and friendly and gave a detailed explanation on all systems before departure. The boat was easy to operate, neat, clean, tidy, and in excellent condition. Fuel Included in Price!
Written 8 September 2022
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