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“50th. Birthday Cruise”

Grebe Canal Cruises
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon celebrating a friend's 50th. birthday. Grebe allowed us to add simple balloon and banner decorations on board before boarding which added to the atmosphere.

We cannot praise the Grebe staff highly enough. They bent over backwards to assist and nothing was too much trouble.They were attentive and polite - very friendly and ready to answer my inane questions about the canal and the boats with good humour Although I would not like them to review their prices I have to say that for three hours of different entertainment, including a cream tea and as much tea/coffee as you can take this represents exceptional value for money. We have booked to take out a self-drive(?) boat later this year and will be taking the entire family for the whole day.

Highly recommended for something a little different then you will not be disappointed.

PS Don't forget to ask about the water-skiing option.

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We took the hour and half cruse through two locks to the junction with the Aylesbury Arm and what a pleasant way to spend a spring afternoon. There was plenty to see with lots of wildlife and this would be the same at any time of the year. The boat has all the usual facilities, including snacks and bottomless tea and coffee at very reasonable prices plus a licensed bar. The commentary from Ian was informative and witty. Crew where all helpful and nothing was too much trouble, they made a point of speaking to everyone. Overall it was a nice trip just but to short so we will be back to do one of the longer trips in the summer.

2  Thank Dennis W
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Reviewed 8 February 2014


What a great way to spend time on Christmas Eve.!
This was a fun, well planned and organised trip.
Each child had an individualised present and the chance to have a photo with Santa and there was mulled wine and mince pies for the adults.

Thank Jane T
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

At the beginning of the year we were looking for a place to hold our wedding breakfast after our ceremony in July and came upon Grebe Canal Cruises. Ian & Cecilia couldn't have been more helpful if they tried, nothing was too much trouble and they helped us through all the little details that you forget about. We booked a two hour cruise along the canal.

On the day itself the entire staff & crew were fantastic and everything went without a hitch as we travelled along the Grand Union. We ended up running over time (no fault of Grebe) but that wasn't a problem either. Every little detail was taken care of and our guests and us had the most brilliant wedding breakfast available.

We would highly recommend booking them for any sort of event or even for just a afternoon tea trip along the canal it is well worth it.

Keep up the good work Grebe

1  Thank Rob K
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were at a loose end last Sunday afternoon, so after contemplating for ages on what to do and where to go, we decided to revisit Grebe Canal Cruises. We last went when our daughters were tiny, and they are both in double digits we thought they'd appreciate it more. It was even better than last time, Ian the "Captain" was helpful, informative and witty letting the younger ones of the cruise get out and help with the locks. All in all a great afternoon out and super value £20.50 for a family ticket.

Thank Ian M
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