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Great Family Holiday

We hired a boat for a week and took a nice route around to Stratford and back again as a family of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
A great place with wonderful staff

The boat we were on is a Syndicate boat, so not one of ABC's own. This was our first time here so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never been on a canal boat holiday before and was very unsure if I would like it. Took our two teenage boys with us as you need three people ideally to operate the boat through the locks. The route we took was the Birmingham...More

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a boat for a week and took a nice route around to Stratford and back again as a family of 5 with teenage+ children, a couple of their friends, and a dog! We had a very long boat (which caused some inevitable manoeuvring...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat we were on is a Syndicate boat, so not one of ABC's own. This was our first time here so we needed lots of help and advice. All of the staff, and particularly Alastair, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Nothing...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you ABC Day Boat Hire at Goytre Wharf. First class service from staff. We had a diamond day on our hire boat. Well worth the money.

Thank Whistlinginthewind
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A party of six and 2 Spaniel dogs embarked at Blackwater Meadow on to the Archers Lark narrow boat. We were met by extremely helpful staff. Jack, our boat tutor, very thorough. He explained in detail how this well appointed narrow boat should be run....More

2  Thank supertif
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This was not the first time we've been canal boating but ABC was by far the best place to start. Not only was our boat fresh and new but the training and preparation they gave us first was excellent, better than anywhere else. We chose...More

1  Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Our party of six hired the day boat, and enjoyed the suggested day cruise along two stretches of this tranquil canal. The company's personnel were excellent, being helpful and enthusiastic, and the whole experience was exactly what we were anticipating. The boat was comfortable and...More

1  Thank WilliamRead
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We hired a boat for Father’s Day six adults and two children plus the dog. It was really super everyone enjoyed the trip. The boat was excellent clean, hot water, and drinking water all on tap. The staff were most helpful as we had no...More

Thank embuckett
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We hired the boat for the day 9.30-4.30, and had a lovely relaxing day on board. The boat was well equipped with fridge, hob, pots and pans, cutlery, and crockery all in a very good clean condition. Complimentary dish of coffees,sugars , milk and teas...More

2  Thank sandra1birmingham
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Just finished our weeks holiday aboard the horned lark, boat itself had everything you needed and so spacious. And boat hire were great and very efficient when we arrived and left. Had a fantastic, comfortable week

Thank Jayne H
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Claire D
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Hello yes they are free of charge,
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Response from MairiM | Reviewed this property |
Depends which canal you choose. If you choose Falkirk to Edinburgh (Union Canal), the locks are all manned and you get help. The baby could surely be left down below long enough for mooring and casting of, which are the... More
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Response from louise_chadwick | Reviewed this property |
only ones that are day trips. Many you do yourself, its easy and so much fun. And you get training before you set of anyway. And they also do lock training, just incase .