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“Most beautiful boats on the whole canal”
Review of Andersen Boats

Andersen Boats
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Canal boating is for anyone who just want to do something completely different from the everyday world. Andersen Boats is a family run business in Middlewich for 40 years. Canal boating with the best starting point for a perfect canal holiday across England & Wales. We offer day boat hire and longer breaks, so you can take a short or a long tour of our beautiful canals. For our day hire you can spend the day cruising the Canals around Middlewich Cheshire, in one of our superb Canal Boats. With easy to operate controls and expert handover, our canal boats are lots of fun for adults and children alike. So celebrating a birthday? Special event? or just having a fun day out, this inexpensive treat is a great way to take in the sights and sounds of our countryside. Relax with family and friends. Give us a call.
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Munich, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most beautiful boats on the whole canal”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our first narrowboat holiday at all. We were really surprised about the perfect and friendly communication to Anderson. Our boat (Tana Fjord) was in a perfect condition, well maintenanced and perfectly equipped. When we first saw it, we were really astonished how nice and clean it was outside and inside. We had a huge and well equipped kitchen, with really everything you need. A nice welcome surprise was waiting for us :-) everything was totally clean and in new condition.
On our arrival we were shown everthing we had to know about handling the boat and the locks, so we could start immediately to our lovely one-week holiday.
We did the Llangollen Canal which is very beautiful in scenery, but quite narrow at the end. So we were glad to be able to start in Middlewich where the canal is wide enough for beginners. When the weather got "British" for 1 day, we could even heat up the boat to make it cosier, while delicious baked potatoes were getting ready in our well-sized gas oven.
Having seen so many boats within this week, we can again confirm that the Anderson boats are in best condition, and not getting old as other boats on the canal seemed to be. The reason is probably because Anderson is a family-owned company who is buidling their boats on their own. It seems to be more than just a business for them. We had 7 wonderful days with nothing missing and can warmly recommend narrowboat holidays with Anderson and hope that in future more Germans will be able to explore this beautiful kind of houseboat holidays.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Stefan H
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best way to relax!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I've been away with Andersen Boats and I must say that we had another great holiday on the canal :-) We had the Salten Fjord for 3 days, it has one main bedroom and 2 other areas which can be changed really easily into beds. The kitchen is more than well equipped with cooking utensils plus it had a proper cooker and microwave. There's a fridge with a freezer compartment too. You get a radio with speaks in the walls and a flat screen TV! The staff are really friendly and make sure you feel more than comfortable with the locks and driving the boat. I couldn't rate them any higher!

3 Thank Jo T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“2 weeks on Tana Fjord”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Andersen Boats were competent, friendly and helpful from the start. We were given good advice and were well briefed. The boat was comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. Andersen boats are the best looking hire boats we encountered on the canals. We had 2 great weeks on the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals. June is a good month to take a narrowboat holiday before the canals become too busy. Middlewich is well placed to give boaters lots of choice about where to go.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank SheilaJane2013
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Brecon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely boat fabulous friendly welcome”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent 3 nights on the Sande fjord, and did a short jaunt to Nantwich. The boat was lovely and we had everything we needed. Would recommend the badger pub for your first nights dinner too!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Frinnybrecon
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Day boat. Sat 22/6/14”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Last minute booking the hubby been on canal boats plenty of times but not been on for 25 years since been caravaning . We decided to take son an family our 2 grandsons for the day on canal to see if I could manage being in boat a non swimmer ! Have to say very impressed :-) loved it really good sunny day to ! We'll equipped boat extremely clean very helpfull staff and owners go out of there way to help.so impressed thinking of taking a week or 2 holiday on there boats loved it :-) wish I'd of tried this type of holiday sooner . Partner loved revisiting his canal boat days never seen him so relaxed for a long time . He was very reluctant at having to hand the boat back lol .
I would recommend Anderson Boats to anyone .
Thank you all at Anderson for a truly memorable day :-).

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Christine R
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