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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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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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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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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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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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Really great first holiday on the canals with Ande...

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Just returned from our first one week holiday on the canals - we went on the Trent & Mersey on the Fjord Monarch - just the 2 of us. Great instruction & help from the team at Andersens gave ... read more

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