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My son and our dog had a fantastic weekend on the Wrekin at the end of Feb. Heather was a great... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2019
jonathans744
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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
Great boat and friendly service - lovely holiday on the Oxford canal (Braunston - Fenny Compton a back)

We hired our very first canal boat ever this week (Blackdown). The boat itself was very clean and... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Looking for a day out Union Canal Carriers Day Boat Ouzel II is available to hire a great way to celebrate with family or just relaxing with friends. Fancy a bit longer on-board look at our holiday narrow-boats available for short breaks or longer...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

My son and our dog had a fantastic weekend on the Wrekin at the end of Feb. Heather was a great help and Tim who was not Tim I think he was John. If you want a weekend to recharge the batteries de stress then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jonathans744
Heather D, General Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Hi So glad you had a great time, John showed you out he's one of our amazing members of staff. You lad is growing fast, was it really 5 years since you came 1st time seems like yesterday.x

Reviewed February 16, 2019

We hired our very first canal boat ever this week (Blackdown). The boat itself was very clean and extremely comfortable. The whole experience was better than we all expected. The lay out was good for us and the galley very well equipped. (Complete with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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UnionCanalCarriers, General Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Hi we are so glad you had a great holiday on Blackdown and would love to welcome you back on board one of our boats. Heather

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Started from Braunston and got to Coventry and back in 3 days boating Stayed just outside Braunston on night one ( as couldn’t arrive early enough to make much progress on day 1) , got to Newbold on Avon for 2nd night and Coventry for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Just back from a short break (4 nights) on the 12 berth Pennine narrow boat. Excellent time, very relaxing and the boat had everything we needed. It’s always good to get away from the rat race and slow down the pace of life for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We picked up Ouzell II as early as possible so as to maximise our time on the canal. The boat was equipped with all the comforts needed for the day and we provided the Pol Roger and plastic glasses. We wimped out a bit and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

went out for the days with friends ,was so much fun ,steering the boat doing the locks ,hard but fun ,great boats so clean well equipped ,was lovely to stop for lunch on boat ,lovely slow pace ,but such a good relaxing day ,really lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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UnionCanalCarriers, Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Hi Cheryl, We are so glad you had a great day out on Ouzel we would love to see you again - Heather

Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time on Brecon from “Union Carl carriers”. Long weekend cruise along the grand union canal was the ideal setting to catch up with friends. Enough locks to keep us busy but nothing too taxing. Heather from UCC was super helpful before the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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UnionCanalCarriers, General Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Hi Matt, We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday on Brecon. A trip from Braunston to Stoke Bruerne always a favourite with two flights of locks two tunnels to navigate and of course pubs serving good food and drinks. Be great to see you...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

A very friendly reception from the staff. Our narrow boat "Brendon" was well equipped and after a familiarisation ( we have boated before ) a lovely leisurely cruise along the Grand Union and South Oxford Canals taking advantage of the pace to relax and enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Heather D, Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Hi We are so please you enjoyed your week holiday on Brendon. Brendon is one of our 16 hire boats, she's a great 4-6 berth boat loved by many of our customers. I love to hear about the holidays on our boats and the memories...More

Reviewed September 15, 2017

Our group of six rented the 'Laughton' for a week and travelled from Braunston towards Oxford. The boat was equipped beautifully and worked excellent. We never turned TV on but did use the Wi-Fi when available. We chose to top off water every day but...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Heather D, Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Hi Thanks for the feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your trip on Laughton. We build and design all our own boats and its great to hear that our designs work. I believe beds should be comfortable, boats should be spotlessly clean and good...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

Did a four day trip on (Cotswold) narrowboat and had sooo much fun. Newbies to narrowboating,we found the boat easy to use and was equipped with everything you need for the trip. The staff gave us tuition before we set off and exsplained everything we...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Caroline P
Heather D, General Manager at Union Canal Carriers, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your holiday on Cotswold it would be a pleasure to welcome you on board next year - book before 31st January 2018 for the best prices.

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Response from Heather D | Property representative |
Hi Terry, We would love to welcome you on board one of our boats. Our day boat hire for a weekday is £125 and a weekend date is £160 and there is a £50 returnable deposit. We also have a fleet of 15 hire boats sleeping 2... More
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