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We hired a river barge as it was on our bucket list. The crew at Anderson were very helpful and... read more

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Superb customer service.

Absolutely superb company to hire a narrow boat from. We had a week in April 24 that had... read more

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Another great time on Andersen Boats.
Went with our neighbours, 4 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs.
Fyord Empress 6 berth was perfect, well equiped and clean.
Managed to get through Harecastle tunnel and back in the 3 night tour.
Kids really enjoyed the 70 locks we went through.
would certainly use again.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

As the beginners amongst our crew we were apprehensive about what we would experience on our first trip but we quickly got into the swing of things, with help from our skipper, on our trip round the Cheshire Ring.
We were aboard the Nord Fjord from Andersons Boat Yard and were very comfortable with plenty of storage. The staff at Andersons were very attentive and I feel that they would have made quite sure we knew what we were doing if we hadn't been going with experienced boaters.
As a keen cook I was impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped with large enough saucepans, decent knives and a reliable oven. I even managed to make Hot Cross buns on Good Friday!

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank BridgetSarah
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

We had a great week cruising round the Cheshire Ring in the Fjord Viscount and the Bergen Fjord. The Andersen staff were friendly, helpful and entirely unflustered when we rang them during the week with various crises. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank Beck L
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

We have just returned from a weekend barging on the Shropshire Union Canal. We rented our four berth boat from Andersen Boats. From start to finish the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. We were new to barging and they explained everything in detail. The standard of the barge was first class - absolutely everything you could need for a relaxing, peaceful break. We will definitely be trying it again - now we think we experts!!

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

We picked up the brand new Fjord Monarch canal boat from Andersen Boats on Friday, we had never been on the canals before and were all very excited and a little nervous, we need not have had any nerves because the whole team at Andersen's were so very friendly and helpful and gave us a tour of the boat, showed us how everything worked and how easy it was to control, we were taken through the first lock, which the kids loved and then we felt confident enough to take off on our adventure.
The boat was stunning, it was surprisingly spacious and immaculate. All the boats at Andersen's looked equally well looked after. The boat had everything you could need, microwave, comfortable beds, plenty of storage space, tv, dvd etc. We travelled from Middlewich towards Lymm, when we moored up in the evenings we made sure we were in the countryside so we could get out walk with the kids, we saw Buzzards, kingfisher, owls, heron etc, so great for nature lovers. We also enjoyed a look at the Anderton Boat Lift and the kids loved the 2 long tunnels we ventured through.
The whole break was great fun, we enjoyed the family time and would recommend Andersen's to anyone looking to try a holiday on the canals.

Date of experience: March 2015
8  Thank LISA S
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