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Amazing canal boat holidays in England & Wales

Welcome to Andersen Boats canal narrowboat holidays

A family business for over 40 years. Awarded "Best in Britain 2014", we want you to have an amazing time on a canal boating adventure... so we offer narrowboat holidays on some of the best canal routes in England and North Wales. We're not a typical holiday company, selling holidays... we are a family which aims to give you an experience which is different right from the beginning. Over 40 years of experience gained... giving you the best in boats, routes and narrowboat holidays which are a completely new experience to your normal, everyday holiday.

Our narrowboat fleet

We build each of our narrowboats ourselves, from the sheets of metal and wood up, to ensure that you will have a truly unique and hassle-free canal boating experience. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have built for the quality of our hire boats, and the canal holidays our hirers have on them. All of our boats have been submitted for independent assessment and awarded a Narrowboat star Classification under the English Tourism Council scheme... read more

Choice of holiday routes

We are ideally located for a choice of picturesque, relaxing and exciting canal adventures (including the Llangollen Canal, the Marple aqueduct and the Anderton Lift). A great choice for first time boaters, located in Middlewich right next to a set of 3 locks so our hirers get full hands on tuition to the operation of their boat & also hands on experience in narrowboat handling, lock operation and waterways safety...read more

Enjoyment for all

Our base in Middlewich enjoys a wide range of canal boat holiday routes for your family's holiday, including your pets. Canal boating allows you to experience adventure, excitement, relaxation, inspiration and so on.... narrowboats are a truly amazing style of holiday on which you can wake up somewhere new each day, see new things everyday and importantly you don't have to budget hundreds of pounds extra... it's all part of what you will have paid for!...read more

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Week on Andersen narrowboat

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

This was our third visit with Andersen Narrowboats. We like the family run business with a personal, friendly service. We took out the Bergen Fjord for the second time. It's a slightly older... read more

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1-week boat trip in October

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Neither of us had been on a narrow boat for several years, but we were given an explanation of everything we needed to know, which was extremely helpful. We were even taken through the first... read more

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Cheshire ring challenge

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We had a great week cruising round the Cheshire Ring in the Fjord Viscount and the Bergen Fjord. The Andersen staff were friendly, helpful and entirely unflustered when we rang them during t... read more

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Excellent boat, friendly service, great location w...

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Andersens are a family firm so that means you get that extra level of service.... More bedding? no problem! A longer lead for the dog while its on the deck? No problem..... We hired a great ... read more

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fab week

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

First time on the canals in may 2014. Enjoyed it so much we've booked again for may '15. Were in the Stavanger fjord, got many a compliment about the boat from other boaters. Good friendly s... read more

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