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ABC Boat Hire

Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
+44 330 333 0590
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Canals of England

ABC Staff are the BEST. Lovely people and well serviced boats. See Weighbridge for local pub... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rob L
Lympstone, United Kingdom
A complete break... thanks!

4 day midweek break on the Llangollen Canal- lots to do and a wonderful experience. We all loved it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Scarfield Wharf Scarfield Hill, Alvechurch B48 7SQ, England
+44 330 333 0590

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Reviewed 5 days ago

ABC Staff are the BEST. Lovely people and well serviced boats. See Weighbridge for local pub - gets your trip off to a good start.

1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 day midweek break on the Llangollen Canal- lots to do and a wonderful experience. We all loved it and will definitely use ABC Boat Hire for our next adventure. Helpful, supportive if you need it and good fun. Everything you need! Thanks David!

Thank Pontevecchio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luxurious Narrow Boats. We thoroughly enjoyed our four nights on the Narrow Boat Äshes Lark" from the Worcester Marina. The staff were extremely helpful in educating us how to drive the boat, use the locks and all the safety aspects involved in using this big...More

1  Thank Ron and Lynne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from our 2nd holiday with ABC boat hire. This time we tried the Llangollen Canal. With 24 locks, several lift bridges, 2 aqueducts and 3 tunnels which meant there were a couple of busy days but mostly plenty of leisurely cruising...More

1  Thank NicolaB1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our canal boat trip! The Falkirk Wheel is an engineering marvel, albeit a little unnerving when you are up at the top. The boat was in good condition, checking in was easy, hand over was well done (thanks David) and then the adventure...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were 2 couples on this, our first time on a Narrow-boat! We went from Market Harborough to Banbury and back, on Little Grebe. 2 weeks in all. What a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly from start to finish. No problems what so...More

1  Thank Jojo4470
Reviewed 20 May 2017

For our first time on a canal narrow-boat we hired the 4-berth "Horned Grebe" from ABC Boat Hire out of Gailey marina, taking a leisurely trip up the Staffs & Worcs then Trent & Mersey canals to Stone before turning round and heading back down...More

2  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

There were three generations on the boat. Our 10 and almost 12 year old granddaughters LOVED the experience. They got pretty accomplished on the locks. The staff at the rental yard were terrific. My husband and son-in-law enjoyed sharing the captain duties so much it...More

1  Thank windsorsmom
Haley H, Director of Sales at ABC Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

So glad you had a fabulous time and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

4 of us 'novices' all went from Lowesmoor Marina in Worcester hiring from ABC. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. The boat was fully equipped and lacked only a few fold up chairs (but not sure where you could store them). Will be recommending...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We hired a boat from the Lowesmoor Marina in Worcester city centre and spent four very leisurely days cruising the River Severn, the Droitwich canals and the southern B'ham and Worcester Canal, The quality of hire boats beggars belief nowadays. It is true that you...More

1  Thank pauln690
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Joanna M
5 July 2017|
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Response from windsorsmom | Reviewed this property |
You will be given a quick tutorial and a few basic lessons. You might want to go on line and watch the videos on it. Unless you have a nasty wind, the boats are not too difficult to maneuver. Also check your route. There... More
Helena T
4 September 2016|
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Response from katharinehatlady | Reviewed this property |
Yes At Goytre Marina, they do day hire boats.