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Excellent day on the canal

Hired boat for the day at short notice, good value, fully equipped, good safety briefing helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Slugian
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Ellerbeck Narrowboats

10 of us all family did the narrowboats for the first time in Oct. We loved every second of it and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

From booking to actual trip... every thing was a great experience. Lucien the owner greeted us really warmly, great demo of how to steer the narrow boat. Everything we needed was already on the boat from plates, glasses to kettle and bog roll . Very easy to steer. Recommend to stop off at one of the pubs on route. Fantastic first experience of a narrow boat. Thank you

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kevin H
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Kevin, thanks for your great review of your recent booking with from making the booking, the service you received from us and the venue's along the way.

I was a pleasure to see you both and Sky the dog too!!

See you again soon.

Lucien

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I took my other half on a ride for her birthday and it was amazing, the boat is easier to drive than most people think and on top of everything else the staff were very friendly.
100% recommended for day out with loved ones.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hey!! Many thanks for your great review which allows others to see another idea for an occasion to hire our boats.

I'm pleased that the two of you had an amazing trip on our boat and that you found us very friendly.

Your kind review is very much appreciated.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Great day out on narrow boat. Very helpful staff. Took the boat to one end of allowed stretch and moored up to cook bacon butties for all. Turned the boat around and slowed the boat down for a relaxing sedate cruise. Good time had by all. Thank you

Date of experience: February 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your review. Really pleased that you had a chilled out relaxing day and you enjoyed the surroundings of our permitted route.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We hired a narrowboat through Ellerbeck Narrowboats for the day as a surprise for my dad's birthday. This is something that he has wanted to do for a long time, and it did not disappoint! The canal is a lovely relaxing place to spend time together as a family. Despite the cold weather (February), the day was just perfect!

I found Ellerbeck Narrowboats to be a highly professional outfit, right from the start. After making a reservation online, the company called back within an hour to discuss and confirm the booking. Confirmation emails were received in a timely manner.

On the day of our trip we were greeted by the owner. The boat was very clean and well maintained, and very well equipped with cutlery, pots, pans, towels and a kettle. The briefing was very informative and detailed, but delivered in a very pleasant way, which interested both adults and children alike in our party. The "trial sail" with the owner was very useful and reassuring before we set off on our own.

The owners are very helpful and I have no doubt that nothing would be too much trouble.

This is a very professional and friendly company - we can't recommend them highly enough! We shall certainly be booking another trip soon.

Thank you very much to all at Ellerbeck Narrowboats.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank iainbarker
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Iain

Many thanks for your great review of us during our quieter months to help promote the fact that we operate all year round.

Your praise is very much appreciated and I'm pleased that you enjoyed the experience of using our company and of the service received by us on the day. It was our pleasure and am pleased that your dad had a great birthday.

Sorry I wasn't there when you came back and I hope to see you all again soon.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

After a fantastic day on the Crossley boat on a gorgeous summer day, I rebooked for a weekend in October. I was slightly worried when the weather ended up being rainy, but it was actually another great day! Instead of catching the rays on the outside of the boat we made use of the indoor area, played games, drank hot drinks and cooked bacon barms on the stove. Then we stopped off at a country pub for some lunch. So don't panic if the weather forecast isn't great - you'll still have a fab day out.
Thanks to Ellerbeck for being friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and when showing us the ropes before we set sail! I've had two memorable days!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Many thanks for your glowing review of a day out on one of our boats in our quieter periods. It just goes to show that you ca have a great day even if the weather is trying to say otherwise. Thanks again and we hope to see you all again soon.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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