Union Canal Carriers | Testimonials
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These customer reviews are all mainly from 2017 bookings



We had a lovely holiday and a lot of it is down to friendly, personal service from you and the team. Patrick 2017


Had a really fantastic time. Instruction and resources were superb! Would highly recommend! Jonathan 2017


A very friendly personal service all round. Wed certainly book again  Patrick 2017


Nice little boat for a small family of 3; straight forward to operate; and friendly staff Liz 2017



We had a fabulous time. In the words of our 12 year old son the boat was ‘perfect’. Everything you need for the kitchen. Loads of handy storage space despite the size of the boat. Comfy beds and bedding. Friendly and helpful staff. A great experience. So much fun we never turned the tv on! Adam 2017


We went out on Malvern for our Honeymoon, with our dog Jessy, and had a fantastic time.  We will definitely be returning for another trip although next time we will be bringing the children to help with the locks!  Sian 2017


Hi Heather… thanks for a great welcome and a lovely weekend on Malvern… such fun… Richard 2017



A very nice and practical boat, We would like to have further tours with Cotswold… see You again, that´s for sure! Thomas 2017


Terrific customer service delivered in a very friendly way.  All staff have been so helpful before and during the holiday.  Kate 2017


Had a fantastic week will certainly be back again john 2017



Thank you for your friendly welcome and farewell.  This was our third boating holiday (first with you) so we knew what to expect Janet 2017


We had a super time the facilities on board were excellent – we had everything known to man and wanted for nothing. We will return thank you for a great holiday The sunshine was a free bonus Pam 2017


Our first time boating we had a fantastic time will deffo do it again very relaxing Carol 2017



Enjoyed it immensely boat easy to handle level of comfort was excellent  Michael  Sept 2016


Perfect way to spend our honeymoon Suzanne 2016


A professional run and friendly company. The boat was superbly equipped and spotlessly clean. As novices we were well equipped with all we needed for a wonderful holiday Mary 2016



Wonderful short break boat well equipped and comfortable. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Hopefully will return next year. Robert 2016


Excellent Great holiday thank you Andrew 2016


Thank you a lovely relaxing and picturesque holiday. Boat was well equipped Ken 2016



Very helpful to have John escort us on the first locks Gwen 2017


Amazing boat yard 4th time hiring from you so helpful always have such  lovely time lovely boats well looked after. Smith 2016



Thank you it was amazing.  Vanessa


Supper Day Out Isaacs 2017

We were a mixed age group ranging from 10 years old to 90 years old and what a great day we all had. The staff were helpful and laid back, the boat is more than adequate we were glad we took a cool box. The route was picturesque at times and the two locks just added to the kids fun. No phones, no ipads just family time and a pack of cards for when it rained.
I can’t recommend this company enough paul 2017

We hired a canal day boat from Union Canal Carriers and had an absolutely fantastic time. The boat was very easy to handle, even for complete novices like us, and the instructions and little bit of training we were given before we set off were really helpful. Map provided and everything you’d need for a good day out; there was more kitchen equipment than we’d anticipated. A lovely three hour cruise took us to a great little pub – The Folly – for an excellent pub lunch. Then back to base where the owner was there to meet us. Couldn’t fault the day – highly recommended!



John gave us very clear instructions and was extremely friendly and reassuring for novices Carrie 2017


Overall a fantastic service from start to finish  helpful on the telephone and on site  boat was superbly furnished  Miriam 2017



Thanks for a great week looking forward to next year Graham 2017


Absolutely superb week from first arrival and vessel handover from ollie followed by a great week touring the Grand Union and Oxford Canals great service many thanks Stevie 2016


I have been to this boat yard on many of occasions and have always found the staff, the owner and everything to a very high standard I love your boats Thanks again for another great boat and holiday Bob 2016


A very nice boat, well fitted, handled nicely, we well equipped Peter 2016



The boat was immaculate and really well equipped with everything we needed. Emma 2017


Everyone always very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be re-booking for next year. Carol 2017



Lovely boat easy to manage comfortable. Had a good week.  Richard 2017


The peace and quiet with no hassle and bustle lovely week Louis 2017


Everything right from beginning to the end thanks a lot


We really appreciated meeting you Heather and also everybody eles especially Iris. This personal contact is vey important to us, Just as much as a nice and reliable boat




2nd time with union canal carriers a wonderful trip – thank you


Very enjoyable, also before hand helpful and very accommodating Best holiday ever in Great Britain Thanks to you all Robert 2017



We had a fantastic time, we are not back to New Zealand until the end of August so I will fill out the form then, one thing for sure we will be re booking with you guys in the next couple of years. George 2017


This was our second holiday on one of your boats and we found everything clean, working as expected and staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend your boats to anyone, in fact I have several times. Thanks for facilitating a successful holiday. A* all round



Just wanted to say thank you, we head a great weekend on your canal barge. We learnt a lot and felt at the end of it, we achieved a lot having never been on a narrow boat before.  We even had good weather! so all in all a great success. Once again many thanks and we would have no hesitation in recommending Union Canal Carriers. Ann 2017


Thank you for making our trip so special, the ability to get us off early was amazing as was the whole experience of using Union Canal Carriers. Ben 2017



 We had a great time


We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the customer service provided by Heather was superb thank you


Absolutely spiffing no problems at all friendly boat hire staff were encountered thanks for a great trip



We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The boat was clean and had everything we needed.

We’d rate you very good for everything. Thanks for looking after us and for your help with planning routes and accommodating our request to get the boat a couple of hours earlier. I would definitely recommend you. David 2017


Thanks for everything. Boat was excellent. Nick 2017


Another fantastic trip away on Pennine looking forward to booking up again next year