Customer Reviews

5 days on a narrowboat and canal is the equivalent to 10 days holiday anywhere else, destressed the minute we stepped onboard!

Gail and Alan 2021, Jake the dog


Sue and Mat 2021, Todd the dog
A huge thank you to the “Blossom people” and everyone we met. We had a great 3 days and a restful 4 nights  (including one at Bridge 90 where the silence was noisy to city ears)

We MUST do this again!

Linda and Andy 2021
This is our second time aboard Blossom and we love her even more!

We booked for 4 nights this year but are returning next year for 7 nights!

Linda and Stephen 2021, Teddie and Daphnie the dogs
This is my second time aboard Blossom and Kim and Garry are as good as ever.

The boat is clean, tidy, well equipped and handles well.

An ideal boat for myself as single crew.

John 2021

Had the most relaxing time aboard Blossom, Totally chilled out. We have already booked to come again later in the year.

Ken and Laura 2021
All at Blossom can be very proud of the service they provide. It was our first time but we would certainly do it again.
Robert and Janice 2021

Garry and Kim gave us a fantastic handover, so helpful and patient and so much more involved than you would think.

Both also very helpful at the other end of the phone and very quick to respond to any problems.

Great welcome pack and even one for each of the dogs!

Chris and Ian 2021, Milly and Bella the dogs

If like us, you’ve Idly admired narrowboats whilst walking near canals, this fabulous boat and the Lancaster canal are a brilliant place to start!

Steve and Jill 2020

I have got to say, Blossom was the prettiest boat on the canal!

Our staycation on a canal boat was the first on our bucket list and it was a fab canal boat experience!

Lisa and Peter 2020, Rocco the dog

We hired Blossom in September and from communicating by email and
telephone to the actual ‘ hand over ‘ process, the friendliness and ease
by which Kim and her father, Garry, deal with the customer is second to none.

Jerry and Jan 2020, Leo the dog

Blossom herself was one of the most comfortable, relaxing and easily maneuverable narrowboats we have ever experienced.

We will certainly be returning and I heartily recommend Blossom to anyone who is considering a canal holiday, be they experienced boaters or novices, she is just perfect.

Ken and Sandra 2020,

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 2019, Milly & Bella

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 2019

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 2019

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 🐶

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!