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Group on Rainbow

Comment on Facebook 14th April 2019

We have had an absolutely fantastic time on ‘Rainbow’ , super boat, super staff at Rose Narrowboats! We made it to Norton Junction and back, the mile long tunnel was great fun! Thank you very much.

Rainbow in a lock
Rainbow going into a lock

Comment on Facebook 15th July 2018

Katie Ball reviewed Rose Narrowboats – 5 star

We have had a fantastic day out today on the day boat, Rosette.
6 adults and 5 children aged 4-12.
3 smaller children were supplied with life jackets to wear onboard.
Rosette was clean and well equipped for a day out.
We chose to go South as we were able to go across an aquaduct and this also gave us the opportunity to try out a lock or 3.
We were met by a friendly gentleman, who gave us an excellent induction on the boat, and the saftey features etc.
As complete newbies to narrow boats, we felt confident and thoroughly enjoyed our day!!!
The route we chose was beautiful, and other canal users were friendly, there is a great community feel out on the canal.
We will be back to try out a weekend boat trip really soon.
Thank you so very much!!!

Comment on Facebook 25th June 2018
Shawn Marie Shaw Hale to Rose Narrowboats

We really enjoyed our unique vacation on your boat. What a great way to see the countryside.

Comment on Facebook 25th June 2018

Jacqueline Cammaerts Love rose narrowboats. They repainted our narrowboat last year. Lovely job 👍

Mosi-Y-Tunya Boat Paint Job

Comment on Facebook 24th June 2018

Karin Woods We fell in love with canal boats when we hired Rose Narrowboats in 2000. We spent a week on Buccaneer and had a wonderful time! Rose Narrowboats took such good care of us, even stocking the boat for us with our favorite foods. We came from California and it was a pain free process to get everything finalized. I highly recommend Rose Narrowboats and would love to spend more time on one of their great boats.

“We recently rented a boat for my gran’s birthday surprise. We all had a fantastic time from children to adults. The staff were polite and made sure that we had the right life vests for the children.
We will be back!

Amazing day! Thank you so much for the boat hire.”

Claire Irwin

Oxford Canal

“Lovely week towards Ashby on Joey. Boat was clean and well equipped and everything worked.”

Lizzie Price

Inside Rosette

“Just like to say Thank you.. We had the day boat with friends and what a great day we had. Staff was lovely and looking forward to coming back to hire one again… .”

Lainey Berrington

Boys on the back deck of Rosette

Just back from our first run in a Narrow Boat, a few days in Buckaroo. Considering giving this a go? Our advice is very simple… DO IT! The staff were excellent, providing all the training we needed. The boat never missed a beat and was really easy to control. All in all the holiday totally exceeded our expectations. We’re really looking forward to going again. Thank you to all concerned, see you next year! – Rick Sutcliffe on FACEBOOK
Went here last year for a long weekend it was great, really enjoyed it and this was with my boyfriend and we’re young couple at the time of 21 and 18 and was amazing and going back there this September! I cannot wait for a week this time!!!! Vicky Vidler-Pannett on FACEBOOK
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to put the hustle & bustle of your working life on hold for a day or more, I would suggest hiring a narrowboat. I did this a few years ago and it was a great day, made even more special because I hired a day boat from ROSE NARROWBOATS and was able to take 4 dogs afloat too!
The guys at ROSE were friendly & helpful, I was given all the training required for handling the boat and this was delivered efficiently so as not to eat into the actual ‘on water’ experience in sole control of the boat.
The boat (I think actually called ‘ROSE’??) was well equipped for a day boat with a galley & toilet and seating areas – all that was needed for my comfort and the dogs.
It was a very relaxing day, the scenery was nice en route, and I could not fault either the service or equipment provided by ROSE NARROWBOATS! – Trevor Barrett on FACEBOOK
Flott båt, knall gjennomgang ved oppstart. Og håper avlevering i morgen går like bra – (Roughly translated as – Great boat, great review on startup. Delivery and hope tomorrow goes just as good) Robert B Skaar on FACEBOOK
“I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time on the Albertine this weekend and thank you for all your help and suggestions. You have converted all of us and we are all thinking about our next boating holiday.” + Miss J Zrilic, Reading
“I must say it was a marvellous week, thank you. The boat was one of the best we have hired.” Mr & Mrs Metcalf, London
“Thanks for everything. We had a fantastic 4 weeks, just wish it didn’t have to end.” Mr & Mrs Ogden, Western Australia
“Just as you suggested, we took the route to Banbury, the scenery was stunning and we had really lovely weather. Thank you for suggesting such a lovely holiday” Mr & Mrs Starks, West Sussex
“The Boat was “spotless”. Well maintained, excellent washing and cooking facilities and attention to detail.” Ms Brewster-Jones, Essex