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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

Reviewed 12 April 2024
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Brilliant service and an excellent holiday made possible by the awesome boats provided.

Did a 7 day trip from middlewich to Llangollen, everything explained well and boat was very well supplied with everything you need.

Date of experience: June 2023
Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

We just completed our second three-week narrowboat hire through Andersen Boats of Middlewich. Our first charter was in 2019 when we set off with no prior canal-boating experience, traveling the Cheshire and legendary Llangollen routes. Anderson made it easy and the entire experience both flawless and extraordinary. For our 2023 journey we traveled the “Four Counties Ring”. Again, honors go to Andersen for providing a clean and well maintained vessel at a very reasonable price.
Piloting a narrowboat in England is a real “hidden gem”. One gets to see “the real England“ and meet the friendliest people, while traveling the countryside at a pace that allows one to “smell the roses“. Our 62 foot boat, Fjord Empress, comfortably accommodated four adults and was both our transportation and our “hotel“
We highly recommend the experience, and we highly recommend Andersen Boats in Middlewich!

Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

Our first experience on a Canal boat, we hired “Tana Fjord” boat for a week, which was excellent, everything was clearly explained to us by Terry, who along with his colleague took us through the first three locks, which are close to Andersen boat yard.
Wonderful experience, throughly enjoyed, will definitely hire again.

Date of experience: April 2023
Thank TrailBlazer51461
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

We had a fantastic week from start to finish! Boat company service was efficient and friendly, the boat was really well laid out and equipped
We had some beautiful moorings, couldn't have been luckier with the weather either. We went as far as Chirk and the whole route was so peaceful and beautiful. Some great friendly volunteers on the flights too. A really lovely holiday. We've been holidaying on narrow boats for years and this was one of the best!

Date of experience: October 2022
Thank E2223WJsuea
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Had a week on Fjord Contessa very modern central heating tv etc but so uncomfortable, shower difficult to get and out of, toilet needed to stand on stool . low leather chairs by tv also uncomfortable, dining table just a lift up flat with high folding stools also uncomfortable.
Bed awful. Was glad to get home have hired boats before and not had this experience. Some of the locks were leaking and cracked and badly maintained also canal overgrown in places. The paddles yon the locks were very hard to work many people complaining.

Date of experience: September 2022
Thank 513evaf
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