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Kate Boats
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Warwick
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Owner description: Self drive narrowboat hire and canal boat holidays on the canals in the Heart of England. Whether you are looking for a fun family holiday or want to take life at a more tranquil pace, you'll find our fleet of narrowboats provide the luxury and convenience usually associated with private craft. We offer short breaks or longer cruises from two different bases in the Warwickshire area. All prices include damage waiver, all fuel and car parking. Nothing more to pay, unless you bring your family pet with you although we do have 2 boats that are completely pet free for any allergy sufferers. We look forward to meeting you!
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A very well equipped boat with very friendly staff. We did the full Warwickshire ring it was hard but we loved it. We were lucky with the weather. I would advise going for a birth bigger than your party as it can get a bit cramped if the weather is bad and your all inside. The boat had everything you could possibly need with good storage once your sorted. We are out most nights but I would advise booking ahead in summer months as it can get busy. Take sun cream as it's easy to get burnt when steering. Have a great time. Thanks Kate boats

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip and we do try with the weather! Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget you get an extra 10% off for your next hire.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We enjoyed a lovely family weekend away aboard Kate Boats' brand new boat - Harry Hudson. The weather was lovely and the spring countryside looked so beautiful as we chugged slowly along, stopping off at the villages of Ufton and Long Itchington along the way.
Our ten year old son enjoyed getting involved with steering the boat, working the locks and mooring the boat. Our dog enjoyed it too!
The boat was really comfortable - with two double cabins, each with its own ensuite bathroom and plenty of room in the lounge.

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you had a good time and you enjoyed our new boat Harry - we're very proud of him! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were a group of 12 people with 2 dogs on 2 boats, we had plenty of space for all of us, all the amenities were provided, comfortable beds and clean bedding, the only thing we had to bring were towels!

We had around a 30 minute thorough instruction on how to use the boat and do the locks and we were off.

Overall great 3 days of sunshine on the boat!

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We're pleased that your 'flotilla' booking with two boats worked for you - it's a great way to get the family and friends together.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We have just fulfilled a dream of doing a canal boat holiday with 4 nights on “Stephen” in icy, wintry conditions but had a great time despite the weather. A fabulous holiday to get the whole family involved (three kids from 9 to 17 years). Thanks Kate Boats for letting us “ice break” the canal! We were warm & cozy in our boat. We were so grateful for your assistance at either end of the trip- a pick up from the supermarket with our groceries and a drop off to collect our hire car for next stage of our UK adventure. Definitely going above & beyond

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for a wonderful review! I am so pleased we were part of your UK adventure and glad you had such a wonderful time! Unfortunately we cannot do anything with the weather, but we are happy that Stephen was warm and cosy!
We all wish you an amazing Christmas in York and hope you have a peaceful and joyous New Year!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time aboard Molly May for 1 week from 30th October to 6th November,
We went down the south Oxford Canal for the first time having done the Warwickshire ring and many other canals in the area before, and we would definitely go again, the countryside side was stunning especially on par in the mornings with the autumn sunrise and mist across Canal, we made it as far as Thrupp and had a great pub meal at “The Boat Inn”.
Molly may was a great boat through out the week, very good central heating kept the boat nice a warm, very spacious and comfortable, we had admirers of molly may through Banbury which was nice.
Would not hesitate with going with Kate boats in the future, the boat was ready on arrival and the staff were very helpful.
Thanks for a great holiday

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you were warm enough! Mornings can be a bit nippy this time of year. Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget your 10% discount for being a previous hirer. Take care and a merry Christmas to you all!

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