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“Great family holiday”
Review of Andersen Boats

Andersen Boats
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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. Canal boating with the best starting point for a perfect canal holiday across England & Wales. We offer day boat hire and longer breaks, so you can take a short or a long tour of our beautiful canals. For our day hire you can spend the day cruising the Canals around Middlewich Cheshire, in one of our superb Canal Boats. With easy to operate controls and expert handover, our canal boats are lots of fun for adults and children alike. So celebrating a birthday? Special event? or just having a fun day out, this inexpensive treat is a great way to take in the sights and sounds of our countryside. Relax with family and friends. Give us a call.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Not having been on a canal boat trip before I was a little worried about 1 week on a boat with 4 kids but I needn't have worried. On arriving at the boat yard we were shown our 69ft boat and given instruction on driving and working the locks. The boat was in great condition and in comparison to some of the boats we saw it was certainly one of the better maintained crafts. We took the Llangollen canal route which was definitely worth it for the beautiful scenery and the amazing aqueducts. We made sure to moor up at pubs during the evening and the kids were happy to fish for several hours on arrival at our destination each night. We had trouble with the heating on one occasion but after a brief phone call with Andersen Boats we sorted out the problem. The feedback from the kids (age 10, 12 and 15) was excellent and they thoroughly enjoyed getting involved when needed and chilling out at the same time. Thanks Andersen Boats for a great experience.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have been on various narrow boating holidays before and once with Andersens doing part of the Cheshire Ring. We did a late booking. They were very flexible with dates and even with returning the boat. Fjord Princess was sensibly laid out with loads of storage and spacious bathroom with a good shower! We were made very welcome by the family. Dave gave a really clear guided tour and instructions were A1 in clarity, even though we have fair amount of experience. The boat never let us down and started effortlessly every morning.
We are wondering about buying our own boat but then again with hire boat companies as helpful as Andersens we may well put of that date a little longer!!

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank cathys59
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Neither of us had been on a narrow boat for several years, but we were given an explanation of everything we needed to know, which was extremely helpful. We were even taken through the first three locks before we motored off on our own. We completed the full 4-counties ring, which involved starting at first light on three mornings so that we could get enough miles done. We had to keep going until almost 5 o'clock as well, so we were pretty tired by the end of each day. The boat was beautifully presented - clean and well equipped - and we soon got the hang of handling it.
Overall, we were very happy with the holiday and would definitely come back to Andersen Boats. They were extremely helpful and friendly and we would recommend them highly.

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank John M
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This was our first canal trip. I'm so glad we chose Anderson boats. They certainly have the best boats on the canal (also confirmed by the envious owner of Venetian Boats, further along the canal!). The Bergen Fjord was excellent - Well equipped, spacious, clean and warm. Everything was really well explained before we were let loose on our own. We all felt rather sad as we exited the last lock above the yard. Hope to be back soon!

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank jbaly
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We have been with Andersen for 7 years now and would recommend them, they are a friendly family run business that make you feel like part of their family. They are in the best position to teach you how to control the narrow boat and the challenge that comes with dealing with locks for the first time as there are three lock to go through to start your holiday. There is plenty of beautiful routes to choose and we always enjoy the Four Counties and this can easily be done in a stress free 2 weeks.

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Ian M
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