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Scottish Canals

We enjoyed a week in Aug 2018 on a 6 berth narrow boat and cannot speak too highly of the excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tasmania, Australia
Wonderful week on a canal boat!

We rented a 45' canal boat from RCI and ABC Canal Boat rentals out of the Lowesmoor Wharf in... read more

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Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
+44 330 333 0590
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been boating for many years, but this was the first time from Worcester. We had a boat from another company that this marina supposedly manages. We took the boat out onto the river Seven, so having trundled down the canal it was not...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a week in Aug 2018 on a 6 berth narrow boat and cannot speak too highly of the excellent experience provided by ABC Boat Hire. Unfortunately this was not matched by the performance of Scottish Canals. One would have thought that towards the...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 5 days ago

We rented a 45' canal boat from RCI and ABC Canal Boat rentals out of the Lowesmoor Wharf in Worcester. It was lovely from start to finish! The staff in the office were very friendly, prompt and helpful. The boat had everything we needed, it...More

Thank S401LQsuem
Reviewed 1 week ago

we keep our boat at this marina and they do really good holiday breaks on there own fleet of quality narrow boat. The staff who work there are really good especially the girls in the shop.

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time the first week of August 2018 with ABC Boats out of Wrenbury Marina. We took our 66 foot narrow boat all the way to Llangollen, through beautiful countryside, across aqueducts and through tunnels. An amazing experience. We were comfortable with...More

1  Thank Sally F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have recently returned from a weeks holiday aboard a Canalboat Club boat (built, managed and maintained by ABC Boat Hire) from Alvechurch. The boat was immaculately clean and well looked after, handover was friendly and concise. The boat had everything we needed for our...More

Thank DKHE2010
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Had never been on a canal boat holiday before and was very unsure if I would like it. Took our two teenage boys with us as you need three people ideally to operate the boat through the locks. The route we took was the Birmingham...More

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We hired a boat for a week and took a nice route around to Stratford and back again as a family of 5 with teenage+ children, a couple of their friends, and a dog! We had a very long boat (which caused some inevitable manoeuvring...More

3  Thank Alistair_Hickman
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The boat we were on is a Syndicate boat, so not one of ABC's own. This was our first time here so we needed lots of help and advice. All of the staff, and particularly Alastair, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Nothing...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you ABC Day Boat Hire at Goytre Wharf. First class service from staff. We had a diamond day on our hire boat. Well worth the money.

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Lee M
12 September 2018|
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Response from WilliamRead | Reviewed this property |
Those who have hired the boat provide the "crew" themselves. This is not a problem, and god instruction is provided for hirers. No locks are I have hired a "day boat" for a 6 hour cruise; this will allow you to see whether... More
Claire D
28 January 2018|
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Response from Haley H | Property representative |
Hello yes they are free of charge,
18 January 2018|
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Response from MairiM | Reviewed this property |
Depends which canal you choose. If you choose Falkirk to Edinburgh (Union Canal), the locks are all manned and you get help. The baby could surely be left down below long enough for mooring and casting of, which are the... More