Your recent holiday on Wren - Winter Wren from Wrenbury

The boat was clean and well kitted out, but the sleeping conditions were poor, the mattress was not suitable for the boat, bad design. The two little mats which were by the steps were a waste of time, kept tripping over them, the deck at the front and back of the boat were very slippery, could have done with completely being covered with a rubber mat. The standing area for operating the boat was far too small, needed much more room for the person to get on and off the boat to moor up, as you get in the way of the person operating the rudder. Unfortunately the weather wasnt very kind to us, but ,apart from that it was an enjoyable break.

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Your recent holiday on Gull - Common from Gailey Wharf

The layout of Gull was not very good for a group holiday as there was no place for partners to sit with those steering. The steering area was large enough to allow for small seats for all. This boat can take 6 people but it is difficult to socialise where you have to spend the whole time standing, sometimes for many hours. The table inside was cramped and not suitable for card or board games when it rained. Seating six would be interesting.

Your recent holiday on Derwent - Garder from Worcester

Great service, clean boat. This our 5th year - always the 2nd week of September, which is quieter, and generally still ok weather. 6 blokes on an 8 or 10 berth is ideal for our annual "drink beer & talk rubbish" jaunt. See you next year!

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Green Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

The boat generally lacked storage space. Quality of kitchen equipment was average. Cooker was poor condition - particularly difficult to light oven. Boat handled well. Heating efficient. Light fittings average - some in poor condition.

Your recent holiday on Swallow - Red Chested Swallow from Goytre Wharf

Efficient booking procedure and excellent service during handover and handback of boat. Very enjoyable short break.

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Tailed Finch from Goytre Wharf

We had a wonderful holiday on the very pretty Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in spite of the autumnal weather. The narrow boat we hired was comfortable, clean and easy to handle. The canal had lots of interest with beautiful trees lining the canal, numerous pretty stone bridges, a few locks, a tunnel and some lift bridges to provide additional activities. The volunteer lock-keepers were exceptionally helpful especially Michelle and Charlie.

Your recent holiday on Lark - Dusky Lark from Union Wharf

We have went with this company 4 times.Caroline and her husband are so helpful Great customer service,efficent ,respond to concerns/query's quickly. Time is spent explaining the boat etc.The boats are so clean and well equipped. I would recommend them really highly

Your recent holiday on Heron - Night Heron from Whitchurch Marina

Boat was nice and clean though the décor is a little dated and not in tip top condition. Didn't expect to have to delve into the engine compartment to switch over the batteries every morning but this was our first time so maybe that's normal.

Your recent holiday on Goose - Egyptian Goose from Hilperton

Efficient handover. Boat interior was immaculate beds were comfortable

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Western Grebe from Wrenbury

Very helpful, friendly staff who set us on our way to a most memorable holiday.

Your recent holiday on Gull - Little Gull from Alvechurch

We had a very enjoyable short break although the weather tried hard to soak us every time we were traveling through locks or trying to moor the boat up!! Our boat (Little Gull) was comfortable and well equipped. Overall the trip was good value for money. If it was not for three small points I would have awarded 5 stars. The first is simply we were late getting away from the marina as we waited for the internet connection to be fixed. As a result we did not make it up to Gas Street Basin until much later than planned. The second point is linked to the first - the internet only work for a few hours during the four days we were away. Now that was not a big problem however if the boats are advertised as having Wifi (all be it subject to connection) then it should be better than this. Finally a seat at the stern that you could sit on while steering would be good.

Your recent holiday on Derwent - Astrid from Rugby Wharf

Whilst we had an enjoyable week, we felt that the boat was at the end of it's life. From internal decoration to the general maintenance of the boat. There was mould around the windows and in particular the bathroom and the back bedroom floor. The shower curtain was revolting and the wood surround in the shower was rotting and mouldy. Given the amount we paid,we felt that this was very poor value for money.

Your recent holiday on Lark - Sun Lark from Hilperton

Never done this before but really enjoyed it ...shame about the fuel leak Would do it again

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Rock Bunting from Alvechurch

Wir waren vom Service und vom Zustand des Bootes sehr angenehm überrascht. Wir haben eine sehr ausführliche Einweisung erhalten und guten Rat, was unsere Route angeht. Ein Problem mit der Toilette wurde zügig und anstandslos behoben. Das Boot war in einem tadellosen Zustand. Die Sauberkeit war hervorragend. Es gab ein kleines Problem mit dem Herd, was uns aber nicht sehr gestört hat. Wir würden die Firma auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und freuen uns darauf, bald wieder in See zu stechen!

Your recent holiday on Swan - Whooper Swan from Gayton

We hired the Whooper Swan for the forth time for our annual "lads weekend " 10 of us age range from 30 to 88 so maybe not really "lads" As usual the swan was set up for us and provided all our needs. Once again we had a great weekend looking forward to next year.

Your recent holiday on Nene - Ivarr from Gailey Wharf

Excellent in every way, well organised hand over, good instruction, well prepared boat, pleasant staff.

Your recent holiday on Lark - Ashes Lark from Worcester

Service is super and everybody very friendly and helpful. The boats are well equiped and clean. Had a great holiday. Thanks hope to see you again soon.

Your recent holiday on Medway - Ragnar from Whitchurch Marina

Well appointed boat. Some more canal side pubs would have been nice! Weather was not brilliant but this is September in the UK. The boat was Ragnar.

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Blue Rock Thrush from Hilperton

Not the most comfortable beds, new matresses would help. A little more tuition for 1st timers would also of been useful

Your recent holiday on Heron - White Faced Heron from Hilperton

The holiday was fun and the boat was everything we asked for


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