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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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We hired a 69ft barge from Andersen boats. They were very helpful and the instruction prior to sailing was extremely professional. The barge was extremely well equipped and our party of 6 were very comfortable.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and would most definitely use them again
Top class British holiday

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Skeendoo
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

What do you do when you've done it all? Stop sitting in front of the TV or cutting the grass. If you want a truly relaxing, fun, exciting yet peaceful day hire a Narrow boat from these guys. The welcome, explanation and guidance left us with no worries or concerns, yes this was our first time but after a few manoeuvres we had it cracked. Ambling along the canal, waving at passing boats and people, seeing wildlife most thought extinct, drinking tea, coffee, beer, G&T you take with you what you want. The interior of the boat was superb, clean, well looked after, probably loved by all who sail on her. The exterior painted green and clean. You know the owners invest time and money in these craft. But less of the back slapping...... seriously good fun, stop at local pubs along the canal for lunch, find a place to turn her around and head back...9 hours go very quickly. We will, without a doubt, be returning in the summer.

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Chrisn99
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

First experience on a canal boat and what a great one it was ! The boat was in tip top condition, it was the nicest boat on the water. The family were caring and considerate, you could tell it was a family affair. Terry who is a non family member was also excellent, we had a problem with our cooker and he came and met us in a suitable location, we wasted no time in getting back on the water.
We had such a great week, with my family who came over from Belgium. We would use this firm again. Well done such a great experience.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Sally M
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

For the 6 th year running we have hired the fjord princess, why? Because the standard of the boat and customer service is 2nd to none.
All the training and information required to help you have a wonderful relaxing holiday, gently ambling through the canals, seeing all the beautiful countryside we have on our doorstep.
Route information is informative and easy to understand, plenty of villages to visit, pubs for lunches and evening meals.
A complimentary bottle of wine and flowers are waiting for you on board, we have travelled with 2 and 4 people and a dog. ( always the dog, he loves it as much as us ) and have always felt like there was plenty of room to relax and not be on top of each other.
If you have never canal boated before try a long weekend first, but I suggest you don't try anyone else, Anderson boats are definitely the best canal boating company out there...

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Michlix
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

First time out on a canal boat. Had a great week. Started off wet. Ended up nice and hot.
Good initial induction to the boat and lock use.
Boat was well equipped. Excellent hot shower on board. Did lots of cooking in the well fitted galley kitchen and stopped in quiet overnight locations. Fantastic scenery and bird life .
Thanks Andersens for being happy pleasant and making the holiday go smoothly.
Would definitely use Andersens again.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Fiona A
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