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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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1st time Narrowboaters

I'd like to thank, Ryan, Jenny and the team at Andersen Boat Hire, for helping to make a truly... read more

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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

We hired the Fjord Emperor for a week sailing on the Llangollen Canal. This was the first time the six of us in our party had hired a narrow boat and we wondered how it would go. We were looked after from the moment we got there from the trolleys to get our luggage and provisions to the boat, to the tour from Bill showing us everything we needed to now for our time on board. We were then supported by Terry to get through our first three locks which are close together and next to the boat yard. We headed off with a booklet showing us the route, and a folder with essential information we can refer to. This included a mobile number in case we had an issue. The scenery was stunning and the locks were easier than we thought. We shared out the duties from steering to lock duties to cooking and even the rain couldn’t dampen our enjoyment. We did have an issue requiring a call to Terry and he came out to us within 30 minutes to fix the pump in the shower and empty the bilge pump which had taken in a lot of water. A further call to Terry meant we arranged a stop on the way back to empty the toilets. Overall we had a brilliant time and couldn’t fault the support we had from the team at Anderson’s.

Date of experience: July 2023
Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

The boat was clean, tidy and well equipped for an enjoyable holiday cruising. The staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent customer service. 5/5

Date of experience: July 2023
Thank Stephen E
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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
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