What your fellow hirers think
Reviews of our partners canal boat holidays booked via Roam&Roost Holidays
Our hirers rate our canal boat holidays as 5/5 based on 7 reviews.
"Lovely boat and super helpful team! Canal is quiet and peaceful with a good number of nice pubs along the eastern route. I would definitely recommend this holiday."
- Mark Tinkler onboard Moonfleet
"Fabulous little break, John was very helpful. Loved the nature and the processco on the roof . If you love camping, you'll love a boat holiday. 😁"
- Tracey Probyn onboard River Dancer
"This was our first time on a canal boat and we couldn't have wished for a better experience. Heather and her team at handover were helpful in showing us how everything worked and were so friendly and patient with us greenies! We were helped through the first two locks and then we were away. The boat was spotlessly clean, well kitted out with everything you could wish for and included plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. Thank you! From Sue and the Aussie Cousins"
- Sue Leggett onboard Hemplow
"We had a great weekend on the Lady Isabella. Booking process through to check in, training and checking out was smooth and easy. Very relaxing time and would highly recommend this luxurious and spacious boat!"
- James Fletcher onboard Lady Isabella
"Great service and really enjoyable short break "
- Richard onboard Snowdrop
"We had a great experience with this boat hire. really easy friendly people."
- Fee Ryall onboard Radagast
"We've spent three nights aboard Lady Sylvia and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We've only done a couple of weekend canal boat trips and this didn't disappoint in any way.
The boat is quite well laid out and is very comfortable, especially the large bed at the front of the boat. Granted this takes away using the bow area to sit in, But you do benefit from the larger bed. In any case you do have the stern area to sit at if the weather permits
The kitchen is very well equipped with toaster, microwave and a pressure cooker.
We were told to run the engine for a good six hours in order to ensure the batteries are charged so that these higher energy items wouldn't drain the batteries too much. We probably ran the engine longer than this and we never had any issues. Also the heating is very effective and it does get quite warm.
We had a mixture of weather which did dictate where we stopped on the first day (Middlewich) but we managed to get down to the Anderton boat lift and through a tunnel before turning around. We stopped in Anderton on the second night. On the third night we stopped at a embankment not far from the aqueduct marina which had lovely views over a valley, but this did leave us with a little bit of a longer trip in the morning to hand the boat back.
It was great to have another short break on the canal but wish we could have done longer - perhaps next time. Even though you're traveling at a snails pace it seems that the days fly by as there is always something to see / do.
Sue was extremely helpful giving us a tour of the boat and she was on call if ever we needed her, even if it was only a relatively small matter. We didn't need any assistance but it was nice to have the assurance of a helping hand if needed.
I would thoroughly recommend hiring one of the 'ladies' or Serenissima from Venetian boat hire."
- Richard John Porter onboard Lady Sylvia