Andersen Boats, more than 40 years experience making canal holidays.....
Ok, firstly 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). Secondly, we are a great choice for first time boaters as we are located in Middlewich right next to a set of 3 locks so our hirers not only get full hands on tuition to the operation of their boat but also hands on experience in boat handling, lock operation and waterways safety. But.. once you have set off on your holiday, each boat has a detailed boat manual on board and there is 24 hour telephone support available.
If this is your first time on a canal boat holiday, it's ok if the prospect of a holiday on the water is exciting though also a little daunting :-) especially when it comes to being in charge of your own boat and operating the locks!
Please don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you would like to, at any point before and after booking your holiday. We want to ensure you feel confident throughout your whole holiday journey from looking, booking and going.
Because you will be excited, and it’s good to be prepared before you go :-), take time to go through this online guide and also download the Boaters Handbook.
How should I start planning my holiday?
How to operate a canal boat
- Getting started on a Canal Boat
- Handling a Canal boat
- Locks, Bridges & Tunnels
- Mooring Up
- Safety on the water