Customer Comments

Mick & Gillian 26-30/05/15

Fantastic time, well equipped boat.  A very nice holiday. Thank you."

Brenda & Dudley 26-30/05/15

"Super boat, well equipped. Lovely scenic canal. Had a fantastic time, will use Pintail again."

Alan & Margaret Parker "BROAD OAK" May 2015

Thank you all for a beautiful boat, spotlessly clean, well equipped and a lovely comfy bed.  A very enjoyable weekend."

Caroline & the Willis Family 18/04/15

"A brilliant holiday, lovely scenery.  Our first time on a broad beam boat - a good team building exercise manoeuvring along the winding canal. Very enjoyable."

Sarah & Julian Gibbard and Dorothy Halford 11/10/14 "BROAD OAK"

"Even better than we remembered from last time! Liked the canal guide and the wildlife books. Thanks Shaun & Kevin, you do a really good job."

Rob, Helen & Deryk Lister 06-11/10/14

"Very enjoyable week.  Nice, well equipped boat."

Steve & Carol Coventry 03/10/14

"This is the best boat we have ever hired. Built and fitted with skill and thought for the user."

Sandra & David 27/09/14-04/10/14

"Starburst handles well.  Heads, galley, heating excellent."

Margaret, George, Barbara, Martin & Charlie 09/14

"Great boat with many extra touches.  Excellent galley with plenty of storage and work surfaces."

Jim, Hazel, Kev McCamish 12/09/14

"Had a lovely week on a very well equipped boat."

Wooton 02-09/08/14

"Had a fantastic time on the boat. Very comfortable and a joy to drive along the canal.  Will recommend to all."

The Campbells & The Reillys 05-08/07/14

Beautiful scenery, relaxation and the bonus of excellent weather. We'll be back. Superb boat."

Dave & Margaret Rogers, Bob & Pam Love 28/06-05/07/14

"A lovely boat, very well equipped, warm comfy beds."

John Edwards & Mike Worsley "BROAD OAK" 20/06/14

"Excellent boat, outstanding build quality and every facility for a very comfortable week."

Steve & Julie Maddox, & Kathleen Lloyd 10-17/05/2014

"A lovely well appointed boat, clean and tidy. Lots of nice touches too."

Wood Family 31/03/14

"Most enjoyable narrow boat, wonderfully equipped, an experience to remember."

Leland, Petra, & Loralee Gray, Lisa Jones, Jennifer Gray-Woolf 20/10/13

"The Boat was clean and well equipped."

Tony Downey & The Mottley Crew 05/10/13

"Very comfortable and well equipped boat, would certainly recommend Pintail to other people."

Andy & Jeanette Dodd, Eileen Wilson & Christopher Cormack    "BROAD OAK" 31/08/13

"First time on a canal boat so no previous for comparison but a lovely well crafted and furnished boat and up with the very best we seen on our travel down to bridge 69. Canal full of wildlife and Lancaster basin is great for fishing. Thanks Pintail team for a lovely holiday (very memorable)."


Diane, Wayne & Joe   "WILLOW"  27/08/13

"Fantastic experience,Willow is well presented, well stocked & very comfortable. We are already planning next years cruise! Thankyou Pintail for a fabulous holiday!"


John & Joanne Dive   "WILLOW"    20/08/13

"Great week, went too quick!!  Lovely boat, good facilities and even good weather!"


Dave, Kathryn, Dylan & Kieran Shapcott, Bryan & Carol Stops.  "BROAD OAK"  17/08/13

"A really fantastic boat, got lots of comments along the way. Thankyou."


The Carrack's & Tinker's  "BROAD OAK"    10/08/13

"Would recomend Pintail Boatsto anyone, the boat was lovely & comfortable for 8 of us. Lovely and quiet canal, would use Pintail again."

Linda & James Carnell & Family   "BROAD OAK"  27/07/13

"Broad Oak is the best designed, built and equipped Boat we have ever hired, we have really enjoyed our break on an enchanting and peacefull canal, with a little exercise running up and down the Glasson Branch thrown in. We have already recommended Pintail Boats to a number of people we met and got chatting to during our break. Thanks for everything."

Jo, John, Richard & Katie.   "BROAD OAK"   20/07/13

"A beautiful canal boat, extremely well equipped and constructed. Kevin & Shaun have obviously put so much care and attention to those details which make all the difference. The Lancaster Canal is peaceful and picturesque. We feel like we've been staying on a lovely cruise ship! Thank you - Platinum Stars!"


Amanda,Darren and family   "BROAD OAK"  13/07/13

"We've had a great week. Thank you for your help in getting us to our son's graduation, it made it so much easier. Glasson locks were great fun to do, the water was so clear & it was another pretty area to travel down. Thanks for a great holiday."


Liz & Roger Newsome  "WILLOW"   13/07/13

"Can't remember having so much fun! Immaculate boat, beautiful scenery. The Only way to see the North West."


Sharon, George & Damaris    "WILLOW"    06/07/13

"An excellent holiday, wished we'd booked the boat for 2 weeks, can't wait to come back!  I've worked at sea all my life and Willow is the beat boat I have been aboard!"


Malcolm & Christina Martin   "WILLOW"   29/06/13

"Clean well equiped boat, we had some fun!"


The Wilsons    "BROAD OAK"   26/06/13

"Beatiful countryside, birds and flowers. Boat brilliant! Thouroughly enjoyed the week."


Aurthur, Clive & Keith  "WILLOW"    22/06/13

"Great boat and Canal very good."


John & Susan Hutson & Derek & Helen Wilson   "Broad Oak"   15/06/13

"Congratulations to the Pintail team for building and equiping such a comfortable and smart boat. A lovely peaceful canal historic interest."


Chris & Frank Terry & Isobel & Graham Dickinson   "Broad Oak"    08/06/13

"A lovely relaxing week on the quietest canal we have ever been on, Broad Oak is a super, very well equipped boat with an excellent interior, Thanks to Kevin & Shaun.


Andrew, Jayne, Ros, Tom, Madeline & Fred   "Broad Oak"   01/06/13

"What an excellent week we have had, the boat is lovely, well equipped and comfortable, The Lancaster canal is also lovely, We will definately be back, a great relaxing week."


Wilf & Marion Mundy & Susan Langley   "Willow"  25/05/13

"Brilliant boat, well turned out, best looking hire boats on a fantastic canal."


Peter (Wiltshire), Alan (Malton) & Simon (Kidsgrove)  "Broad Oak"  25/05/13

"A very good boat on a unique canal. We enjoyed the locks down to Glasson and the terminus in Preston. We'll be back when the Northern Reaches are opened up!"


Siu Ching, Theo & Mike    "Broad Oak"  18/05/13

"The boat was comfortable and well equipped, The Lancaster Canal is leisurely and picturesque with good pubs and dining places. We will recomend Pintail Boats to our friends."


John, Sarah & Sylvia   "Willow" 18/05/13

"Fantastic week on a beautiful boat and Shaun was fantastic helping us out more than once :- what a star! We would love to see you again."


The Zaremba's & Bjorck's    "Broad Oak"   11/05/13

"Thankyou so much for a lovely boat and a glorious canal, we had a great time and will definately recommend you."


Peter & Cindy Quirk.  "Willow"   11/05/13

"As first timers we had a few teething troubles (mostly of our own making), but the response to help us out and get us on our way was first class.

The facilities and quality onboard exceeded our expectations and especially nice, was the Welcome Pack. The only down side........ we had to bring the boat back!"


Sarah, Julian & Dorothy. "Broad Oak"  30/04/13

"Will certainly recomend and hope to do it again sometime. A wonderful holiday in the best boat on The Lancaster Canal."


Alan  & Heather.  "Willow"    Sept 2012.

"Hired Willow in Sept 2012, very well fitted out narrowboat with everything you could possibly need for you holiday even down to a wind up LED torch for that squiffy walk along the towpath from the pub. Kev and Shaun look after you well and explain everything well. Great holiday thanks lads."

Gretel, Phillip & Stephanie.  "willow"   2/10/2012.

"A Beautiful boat; we really enjoyed ourselves, and I feel this is a good canal for complete beginners like us as there are not too many distractions from learning to manoeuvre competently. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday."

Michael & Beccy. "Willow" 8/09/2012.

"Everything was perfect and I mean perfect in every way. Look forward to seeing you the same week, next year! We have a high pressure life and a week on-board 'Willow' was great it beats a week around the pool in Dubai."


Paul & Mal Rocky.    "Willow"   23/06/2012.

"Of all the many narrowboats we have hired, Willow is undoubtedly the best."


Steve & Angela Platt. "Willow" 19/06/2012.

"Having been on Narrowboat holidays with a group of friends for many years (20+) I was looking for
somewhere to go with my wife for a short break, suitable for someone with less experience but an
appreciation of comfort.
When we collected "Willow", what we found exceeded our hopes and expectations. Every effort seemed
to have been made to make us feel welcome and comfortable on the boat.
The term "luxury" is no exaggeration for the layout and furnishing of "Willow", which is by far the best boat I
have ever been on. It also handled very well, even on the very windy day that made the TV headlines.
We would strongly recomend Pintail Boats and the Lancaster Canal to anyone contemplating their first or
twenty-first canal holiday and we hope to go again ourselves soon."



Terry, Maureen & Nick McCartney. "Willow" 2/06/2012

"Had a great time with Pintail Boats. 'Willow' was a well equipped narrowboat and finished to a very high standard. The service and instruction we received where very helpful. The canal was intresting with lots of places to stop along the canal. Would certainly do it again just for a longer period of time."


David & Lorna Johnson   "Willow"   31/03/2012

"Had a excellent relaxing holiday onboard 'Willow' would recommend it to anyone."