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Excellent experience and super friendly

We hired a board from the Worcester Marina and had a fantastic experience. Everyone from ABC was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, England
Great company and area to choose for a canal boat holiday

The people at Worcester marina are really good, they explain everything you need to know and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark C
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 2013

I'm not normally inclined to write reviews, but, the service we received from Alvechurch at Worcester and the resulting holiday has inspired me to do so. We hired a 66ft 6 person boat to take 4 of us (oldest 70, youngest 9 !) around the...More

7  Thank John S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had numerous things go wrong with our boat on this holiday - it was old, dated and falling to bits (nothing like the pics online or the other boats we were shown that we could have been given - i think we got given...More

7  Thank sonmf
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

I am sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We are unable to find a record of your emails. Please can you resend to info@abclg.com. Many thanks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a board from the Worcester Marina and had a fantastic experience. Everyone from ABC was super friendly and helpful - the shore briefing was thorough and they took time to make sure you asked any questions you had, you then get an engineer...More

Thank MrTomBaker
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people at Worcester marina are really good, they explain everything you need to know and the boat has everything on board you would need, even down to water proof coats and trousers. The choice of routs is superb and would suit all tastes and...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We hired our canalboat (the Swainsons Thrush) from ABC at Hilperton for 11 nights, during which time we travelled to Bristol and return. Their staff were fabulous in their approach and knowledge. Although capable of accommodating six people, we only had four adults, leaving the...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The overall Canal Boating experience was awesome. We totally recommend ABC Boat Hire and their personnel. We rented out of the Worchester Marina and did the Stourport Loop. Leaving from this marina was great as there was an Aldi's and an Asda Superstore directly across...More

1  Thank Carl E
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

So some friends and I needed to escape and unwind and our method of choice was to book an ABC boat out of Worcester Marina. This was such a great choice and we fell so lucky to choose them, everything from the booking experience to...More

Thank Nigel L
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous 4 night break on board ABC’s Spotted Eagle. The boat was well maintained and spotlessly clean. Lovely white towels and bedding. I will definitely book with ABC again

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

The moment we arrived, everything was taken care of courteous and friendly staff. Although we are experienced boaters on the canal system, we were asked to watch and understand a short video on the safe operation of the boat on the canals, including speed limits...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We have been boating for many years, but this was the first time from Worcester. We had a boat from another company that this marina supposedly manages. We took the boat out onto the river Seven, so having trundled down the canal it was not...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We enjoyed a week in Aug 2018 on a 6 berth narrow boat and cannot speak too highly of the excellent experience provided by ABC Boat Hire. Unfortunately this was not matched by the performance of Scottish Canals. One would have thought that towards the...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We rented a 45' canal boat from RCI and ABC Canal Boat rentals out of the Lowesmoor Wharf in Worcester. It was lovely from start to finish! The staff in the office were very friendly, prompt and helpful. The boat had everything we needed, it...More

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Lee M
12 September 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
Those who have hired the boat provide the "crew" themselves. This is not a problem, and god instruction is provided for hirers. No locks are I have hired a "day boat" for a 6 hour cruise; this will allow you to see whether... More
Claire D
28 January 2018|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
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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