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Phoenix Day Boat Hire

| Whaley Bridge Basin, Whaley Bridge SK23 7LS, England
+44 7759 272632
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Brilliant day.

We've been on various canal holidays over the last fifteen years and we wanted to be able to have a... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
David W
Great 80th Birthday treat.

This was a memorable day with perfect weather.It suited us all.My two sons did the steering which... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Canon Martin an... H
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Whaley Bridge Basin, Whaley Bridge SK23 7LS, England
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+44 7759 272632
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"great fun"
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"my birthday"
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"lovely picnic"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We've been on various canal holidays over the last fifteen years and we wanted to be able to have a taster now and then. Phoenix is perfect for this and the Peak Forest Canal is a little gem! I urge you to try it. We've...More

1  Thank David W
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was a memorable day with perfect weather.It suited us all.My two sons did the steering which brought back happy memories of narrow boat holidays long ago.My daughters in law were good at leaping off to hold ropes.Our little dog was very safe as she...More

Thank Canon Martin an... H
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day on the Phoenix, helped by lovely weather and the beautiful surroundings and views. The boat is clean, well maintained and plenty of space for 11 of us. Owners were great as other reviews have said - we would heartily recommend, and...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was our 3rd visit to the Day Boat. Another wonderful day. The sun shone as we meandered our way along the canal to Marple. We shared a picnic at Top Lock before the journey back. Absolute bliss. Arrangements and booking with Ian, as always,...More

Thank Alifatboyslim
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Ian G, Owner at Phoenix Day Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed the Phoenix again

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Hired the canal boat in half term with two adults and 5 kids. The owner was wonderful and the boat was lovely. What a lovely area to visit full of friendly boat owners and visitors. We will definitely be returning.

3  Thank bcitral
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful day out learning to pilot the boat, raise the bridges, and socialise, eat, drink and be merry!

Thank GraRobs80
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Nine of us from Writers in the Peak went for a day out, brilliant. Did writing exercises and had a great day out too. Would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a day on the canals.

Thank GlutenfreeJJ
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

My sister and her husband got my parents a Christmas gift certificate for the Phoenix Day Boat. Myself, my partner and my parents decided to go on 23rd August 2017 and despite the weather, it was fantastic. It rained in the morning, but the sun...More

2  Thank Vicky Elinor La... K
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

At first sight of the boat it looked a bit daunting-having 40 feet of boat in front to control! After a bit of instruction from Ian he left us and we soon felt comfortable with it. Only 2 of us and it was all quite...More

1  Thank ChesterfieldErik
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

From start to finish we had a brilliant day. Within a very short time, Ian (lovely guy) will have you confident and ready to captain the boat off on a lovely journey along the High Peak Canal. Everyone along the way was friendly and full...More

Thank Madhouse59
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Damian C
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Response from Ian G | Property representative |
Hi Damian The Phoenix is fully booked for weekends until October. There is still some weekdays left Regards Ian
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30 May 2017|
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