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We booked 36 hours in advance, Ian was prompt, friendly and efficient. We had a brilliant day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynne270565
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Paula

Went on the Phoenix day boat yesterday 11 September with friends. I just want to say that it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 36 hours in advance, Ian was prompt, friendly and efficient. We had a brilliant day despite the weather and found the boat to be comfortable and well equipped. I would definitely do it again - maybe on a sunnier day though. Our lunch...More

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Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lynne I am pleased you enjoyed your day and found the Phoenix ideal for your day out Regards Ian

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the Phoenix day boat yesterday 11 September with friends. I just want to say that it was an absolute amazing day.we travelled along the canal to marple stopped off a ringobells pub for lunch which was lovely food.we travelled then back to Whaley...More

Thank Paula B
Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paula Not a problem glad you all enjoyed it Ian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad facilities, boat very dirty, no comfortable seats just bunch no room for legs and very tiny , small eating table . Bad smell at toilet and dirty .

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Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Am sorry how you feel but the boat is clean, brand new soft seat covers, ample room for 12 people,new toilet last year. I knew you were going to be trouble Regards Ian

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can honestly concur with what other people have written about Phoenix Day Boat Hire - just a top day out, on a well-maintained craft. Communication with Ian the owner was good, just a no-hassle relaxing day out. We went all the way to Marple,...More

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Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for that Seve, glad you had a good day Ian

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Fantastic day out to celebrate a family birthday.Ian couldn't have been more helpful and everyone enjoyed our trip along the canal.I would highly recommend

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We've been on various canal holidays over the last fifteen years and we wanted to be able to have a taster now and then. Phoenix is perfect for this and the Peak Forest Canal is a little gem! I urge you to try it. We've...More

3  Thank David W
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was a memorable day with perfect weather.It suited us all.My two sons did the steering which brought back happy memories of narrow boat holidays long ago.My daughters in law were good at leaping off to hold ropes.Our little dog was very safe as she...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day on the Phoenix, helped by lovely weather and the beautiful surroundings and views. The boat is clean, well maintained and plenty of space for 11 of us. Owners were great as other reviews have said - we would heartily recommend, and...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This was our 3rd visit to the Day Boat. Another wonderful day. The sun shone as we meandered our way along the canal to Marple. We shared a picnic at Top Lock before the journey back. Absolute bliss. Arrangements and booking with Ian, as always,...More

Thank Alifatboyslim
Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed the Phoenix again

Reviewed 21 February 2018

Hired the canal boat in half term with two adults and 5 kids. The owner was wonderful and the boat was lovely. What a lovely area to visit full of friendly boat owners and visitors. We will definitely be returning.

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Trail526357
13 September 2018|
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Response from Ian G | Property representative |
Hi, am sorry but it is booked up. There are a few week days available. You could try bollington wharf Regards Ian
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Damian C
7 June 2018|
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Response from Ian G | Property representative |
Hi Damian The Phoenix is fully booked for weekends until October. There is still some weekdays left Regards Ian
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30 May 2017|
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