Customer Reviews

Have returned home after a tremendous week with Blossom. Boat was excellent as was the weather, dare I say perhaps a little too hot at times. Visited lots of places on the canal. Had a thoroughly relaxing time and our thanks to the Blossom team for all their hard work. Sad to say farewell on Friday but all good things come to an end. We have come home really refreshed and have lots of good memories. Cannot wait until the next adventure.

Mo & John

We had a super holiday aboard Blossom! The service from Garry was excellent. After a thorough briefing, Garry joined us for a short while to make sure we were quite familiar with the boat and how to handle her. He was only ever a phone call away in case we needed him. The boat was in fantastic condition with every home comfort. I’d highly recommend Blossom to anyone looking for a trouble-free holiday on the Lancaster canal.

Alan Cleaver

We have been very sad to have had to hand Blossom boat back after a thoroughly relaxing time with her for four nights on the Lancaster Canal. We have hired Narrow Boats before through different companies but I couldn’t complement Garry and the Blossom Boat crew more for their communication regarding queries prior and during our trip – super family to hire from! If you’re looking for a few relaxing days with lots of scenic views, pubs and laughter, Blossom Boat and the Lancaster Canal is definitely for you! They are also dog friendly unlike many boats šŸ¶

Holly & Richard, and Bertie the dog

We have just returned home after a fantastic three night stay on Blossom. The weather was amazing, as was the whole barging experience. We loved every minute of it. Garry was extremely patient showing my husband the ropes on how to handle Blossom. Nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend this very well equipped narrowboat to anyone wanting to give it a go. We will definitely be returning. Thanks again Gary and Kim.

Wonderful location, beautiful scenery at any time of year. And you couldn’t rent from nicer people.

We had an amazing time on Blossom and Garry and his family are amazing. Always on hand to help and the boat has been decorated perfectly. Would highly recommend to anyone for a relaxing break.

We hired Blossom primarily because she is very conveniently located near to Lancaster so we could combine seeing family with another narrowboat holiday. We’ve had several narrowboat holidays with friends over the years but never just the two of us so a small 2 berth boar on a contour canal with no locks sounded perfect. Having said that we were delighted with the friendly welcome from the Blossom team. Nothing was too much trouble. Blossom is a very well equipped, comfortable boat which is perfect for beginners. Highly recommended, we’re coming back next year!

Sheila & Keith

Blossom is a gorgeous well equipped narrowboat which we had the pleasure of navigating along the Lancaster canal. Garry gave us an excellent handover and stayed with us until we felt confident in her handling. Thank you to the Blossom bunch for all your hard work and for allowing us to borrow her for four nights! We were sad to giver her back!

We hired this beautiful boar for 4 days recently and it exceeded our expectations and some. It was like a home from home and Gary could not have been more helpful or welcoming. Blossom has set the standard very high and we cannot recommend it enough. We highly recommend and will be back very soon. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Caz & Dave

We have just had a lovely weekend on Blossom. As first time boaters and with stormy weather, we were very nervous but Garry went above and beyond to make sure we were ok, he cruised with us for 6 hours and stayed calm and positive throughout. Instead of feeling miserable about the weather, we felt so lucky to have been skippered so far and learning so much off Garry. We can’t recommend Blossom and Garry enough, thank you so much!

Lez & Suzanne

Dear Garry and Kim. Thank you for THE best ‘smiles’ per hour holiday we have ever had. Our 2 spaniels loved every minute of it, especially the fact that at every mooring there were the perfect dog walks. We are in out 50’s now and have seen a lot but this was unique, there seemed to be WOW moments around every corner. This was so much more than just “a few days away” and we’ll definitely be back for more!

Kevin & Gail, Milly & Bella