“Unique way to see a beautiful part of Portugal” We spent a fantastic week exploring the upper Douro Valley on two boat. Our party of 11 hired two boats with skippers. Jose Alberto was an excellent guide and host and is very knowledgable about the region. Our week involved beautiful scenery, hiking, eating at local restaurants and sampling excellent wine and port. The flexibility of staying at local hotels or sleeping on the boats worked well for us.
“Excellent boat on a great stretch of the canal network” Box of Delights is a really well equipped boat - far better than the ones we normally hire. It was also nice dealing with a person rather than an anonymous company.
We had the boat for a long weekend and managed to spend some time on the Thames as well as the Wey Navigation (Wey & Arun Canal).
We found some nice pubs too which was a bonus!
“Well equipped and excellently prepared” Well equipped and excellently prepared for our stay. The bathroom, kitchen and bedroom were all a real pleasure to use. Absolutely everything we could need was provided. Perfect telephone assistance from Ray to get over our grounding on day one. Other than that the week was perfect (including the weather). Will definitely want to recommend her to others.
“Very clean and comfortable boat - plus can take dogs.” The boat was very clean unlike the previous 3 narrow boats that I have hired. In particular, the toilet/bathroom, cooker, kitchen untensils were clean. The mattress was very comfortable and was like a mattress that you would have on your bed in terms of comfort and size. The woodburning stove made it feel very cosy during the evening. The external area from which you steer the boat had rails to sit on (unlike some boats where you are forced to stand for the whole time). We were allowed to take our two dogs. There was plenty of storage space. The interior was nicely decorated. There was a supply of CDs and books. The price compares well with other narrow boat hire companies.
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.” A very relaxing week on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal near Chester. There were many good canal side pubs and restaurants along the way. Martin and Ann were extremely helpful and we particularly enjoyed the welcome cakes! The boat was very well equipped and easy to navigate.