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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 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

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Loads of fun!

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We just returned from 6 nights on board the Fjord Duchess over Easter. Helped by glorious weather (note to self - take sun cream next time) we got to Llangollen and back. It was a bit of a p... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Great boats from a super company

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

We are just back from a week on Fjord Viscount. She is a lovely narrow boat, the best condition hire boat I have been on. Andersen Boats are a pleasure to talk to and seem to take lots of ca... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Outstandingly good boats

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Just back from 2 weeks on Salten Fjord, the 2nd year running we've hired from Andersen Boats. We are experienced boaters, so perhaps fussier than most. This family/company seem to take a rea... read more

Canal Holidays TripAdvisor

Outstandingly good boats

TripAdvisor 5 star canal holiday

Just back from 2 weeks on Salten Fjord, the 2nd year running we've hired from Andersen Boats. We are experienced boaters, so perhaps fussier than most. This family/company seem to take a rea... read more

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