Canal Boat Holidays with Andersen Boats

Coronavirus and Boating

Update: 23/03/2020

We are sorry to announce that, in light of social distancing, the UK Government’s advice to complete essential travel only and the most recent advice to remain in your primary residence, we will not be able provide some upcoming breaks as previously planned.

The latest government advice is as follows:

"This guidance is for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk."

Taking into consideration the UK Government’s latest advice regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to close / defer all Andersen Boats holidays effective immediately until 30th April 2020. If you are due to visit us today (23rd March 2020), it is important that you do not travel to us. We will contact you as soon as possible. As always, the safety and health of our team and guests is one of our top priorities and we have taken this difficult decision in support of the UK Government recommendations. We know this will be very disappointing for lots of our guests, and we assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly.

If you are due to visit us between now and 22/05/2020, unfortunately this does mean that whilst the current government guidance is in place, we won’t be able to provide your break as previously planned. Hoseasons (our booking agent) are in the process of contacting all guests directly – please do not contact them. Please wait to be contacted by Hoseasons. This will allow them to operate as smoothly as possible.

Please visit Hoseasons COVID-19 information here:

Please accept our sincerest apologies for this.

Hoseasons will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. We hope you’ll understand Hoseasons need to prioritise guests with holidays soonest. It may take them a little bit longer than normal to get in touch with you and we do thank you for your patience during this time.

More Information

If your holiday is not affected by the above time period (22/05/2020), please do not contact us or Hoseasons regarding your holiday in relation to COVID-19. We do advise you keep an eye on ours and Hoseasons websites.

We fully accept that this is upsetting and disappointing news for our effected guests, and we do extend our sincerest apologies. However, the safety and well-being of both our guests and our team remain the central priority for us and this is not a decision we and Hoseasons have taken lightly.

We would advise you to also check the following websites for the most up-to-date information:
UK Government
Canal & River Trust
British Marine

Update: 19/03/2020

Andersen Boats puts the health and safety of our guests and team as our number one priority. While the risk of coronavirus to our staff and customers is low, we realise that the situation is unsettling and concerning for all. We are following Government guidance and have enhanced all our cleaning and servicing routines for our boats. Hand sanitiser is provided for all customers on the boat and a strict hand washing routine for all visitors to our base and on the boats.

We are open for business as usual

Please be aware that boating is very low risk with the opportunity to be self sufficient on your boat and to have minimal contact with people whilst still enjoying our beautiful British countryside.

"In these uncertain times, as people seek respite from the current crisis, our canals are great places to get away from it all, on the doorstep of over 8 million people. They are somewhere to look after your mental health, wellbeing and fitness." Canal & River Trust 17 March 2020

We would advise you to check the following websites for the most up-to-date information:
UK Government
Canal & River Trust
British Marine

Canal boating holidays England and Wales
Andersen Boats Middlewich Canal Boating Holiday Brochure
Full hire boat instruction and handover given   Accredited hire firm for quality and safety APCO ensuring safety and standards   Hoseasons partners, quality and experience

Visit our profile at Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Google+ Follow us on Instagram Visit our profile at tripadvisor