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“Wonderful Gift” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises

Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises
Falkirk Wheel Basin | Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS, Scotland
+44 7702 242100
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Falkirk
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Our Skippered Day Cruises are for small parties, typically one or two couples (but up to a max of 7 adults). The cruise ascends the Falkirk Wheel from our moorings opposite the Visitor Centre, then climbs the Roughcastle staircase locks, before experiencing the rock hewn Falkirk Tunnel. Lunch could be on top of Scotland's highest and magnificent aqueduct over the River Avon (just west of Linlithgow), before coming all the way back again. It's a full days cruise of about 20 miles with lunch and refreshments included in the price (from £40 pp).
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gift”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband & I were given a wonderful day cruise for our 38th wedding anniversary on Friday 2nd August. Irene and Nick ensured we enjoyed a lovely day on their beautiful narrow boat "Willow" cruising along at a gentle pace taking in all the sights with very interesting commentary by Nick. Irene served the most enjoyable lunch with tea and coffee for our morning and afternoon breaks. Our journey was the most tranquil and relaxing day we have enjoyed for a very long time and we Thank Nick & Irene (not forgetting the lovely Meg) for their generous hospitality and friendship.
Many Thanks Marion & Andy

Visited August 2013
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Hotelboat_Willow, Owner at Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments - appreciation of our work creates great job satisfaction.
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Sydney
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“The highlight of our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

As travellers from Australia we wanted to add a canal trip to our itinerary. By chance we found the Willow on line and it looked great so we booked a five night trip. And we are so glad that we did. The Scottish canals were quiet and peaceful, and Nick and Irene were wonderful. The trip was beautiful and relaxing. We felt like we were travelling with friends, not as paying guests. When the five nights were up, we couldn't believe it. We spent the next few weeks travelling around Scotland by car and had a wonderful time but yesterday somebody asked me what we liked best. And we had no hesitation, our five nights on the Willow. Thanks Nick and Irene.

Visited June 2013
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Hotelboat_Willow, Owner at Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Scotland's a beautiful place to visit, so for you to class a Willow cruise as the highlight of your visit is a privilege and a lovely compliment - Nick & Irene.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Weekender Trip 9th,10th&11th July Alan &kay L”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Just returned from a weekender trip however arranged for midweek. My wife and I both enjoyed the trip which provided everything stated in Nick & Irenes website. Comfortable accommodation,
good food, forward viewing position enabling a full panoramaof the canal , wildlife and scenery with Nick's commentary and Irenes Catering altogether a most enjoyable trip

Visited July 2013
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Hotelboat_Willow, Owner at Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it - our 'weekenders' are still fairly new, so good to get such positive feedback.
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Tremendous experience - whatever the weather!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A day with Nick and Irene Scott on Charter Hotel Boat Willow "does what it says on the tin" and will appeal to lots of people: the knowledgeable commentary about the fascinating engineering of the canal system and the Falkirk Wheel; the chance to see and photograph birds and wildlife on the canal banks; the unobtrusive, friendly presence of your hosts providing fresh lunch and snacks; and most of all, the get-away-from-it-all slow pace of a refreshing, relaxing day on the river. We took my sister for a 60th birthday treat – and so it was!

Visited July 2013
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Hotelboat_Willow, Owner at Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
We mark a cruise as a real success, when our customers enjoy it to that level.
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“Day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Had a lovely surprise birthday treat on the Willow yesterday. When we arrived I thought we were just going on the Falkirk wheel but no , it was a day trip on Willow starting at the Wheel. We meandered along the Union canal watching out for wildlife whilst having teas coffees and biscuits then followed by a lovely lunch with champagne to toast my forthcoming birthday. Interesting and informative commentary by Nick and life stories by Irene helped to make the day a different day out .

Visited July 2013
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Hotelboat_Willow, Owner at Charter Hotel Boat Willow Day Cruises, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Glad we made your birthday a treat. Our pleasure.
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