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Amazing canal boat holidays in England & Wales


We are pleased to announce that in light of recent government relaxations of the pandemic lockdown from July 4th 2020, we are once again able to offer boating holidays

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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 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! more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Excellent quality, friendly staff.

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Just returned from a week on the Fjord Duchess, we chose the Middlewich to Chester route. Lot's of fun, thrills and spills and beautiful scenery. The boat was of excellent quality and very c... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Wondeful 3 night break on a beautiful canal boat

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Our first time being let loose on the canal ways. We had really good instruction from Pauline and Dave. The narrow boat was beautifully laid out and very, very clean. We needed absolutely no... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Andersen Narrow Boat Holidays

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We have been on several narrow boating holidays in the past, once before with Andersens, which is why we chose them again this time. We were introducing relatives to narrow boating and knew ... 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

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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