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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

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Canal boat holiday. Fantastic week. Great experien...

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

First time out on a canal boat. Had a great week. Started off wet. Ended up nice and hot. Good initial induction to the boat and lock use. Boat was well equipped. Excellent hot shower on boa... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

A wonderful break

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

My family and I decided to do something completely different and try a break on a canal boat for my birhday. We were greeted at our boat The Fjord Emperor which was our home for 6 days, and ... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Another Great Cruising Holiday

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Yes, once again we have just returned from another Canal Boat holiday aboard NB Tana Fjord . What a great time - beautiful weather - excellent boat (which was admired by other boaters many t... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Brilliant!

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We are two couples who have just spent 4nights onboard Fjord Empress. From start to finish our holiday was brilliant. We stayed near by the night before having travelled from Edinburgh and p... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Next time you are stuck in traffic in Cheshire rem...

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

What a lovely few days! Miles of peaceful water, enough locks to give you just the right amount of exercise, interesting boat owners, casual sailors, joggers, dog walkers and chilled out can... read more

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