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Amazing canal boat holidays in England & Wales

Coronavirus and Boating

We are sorry to announce that, in light of social distancing, the UK Government’s advice to complete essential travel only and the most recent advice to remain in your primary residence, we will not be able provide some upcoming breaks as previously planned.
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Welcome to Andersen Boats canal narrowboat holidays

A family business for over 40 years. 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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Fantastic Easter weekend

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Another great time on Andersen Boats. Went with our neighbours, 4 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs. Fyord Empress 6 berth was perfect, well equiped and clean. Managed to get through Harecastle ... read more

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Can't wait to do it again!

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

I am writing this on our way home from hiring the Fjord Viscount from Andersen Boats because I just need to say how wonderful our holiday has been and how great Andersen boats are! We had th... read more

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Fantastic Holiday

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We booked last minute with Andersen and were accommodated for our quirky trip length and at a price we couldnt complain about. The boat was the Fjord Countess and it was well equipped and ma... read more

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Weekend trip on the Salten Fjord

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We have just returned from a weekend barging on the Shropshire Union Canal. We rented our four berth boat from Andersen Boats. From start to finish the staff could not have been more helpful... read more

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Canal Holiday

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Just back after a week on the Shropshire Union canal on board Fjord Countess from Andersen Narrowboats. Excellent service and a great holiday. Boat was very clean and performed well. read more

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