Reviews

Phil and Annette Richards, 20th – 27th June 2022

 

Had a wonderful week on a wonderful boat. We’ve been on many narrow boats but this is the best. The time and effort making this a unique boat was well spent, so many thoughtful & lovely touches not given on the usual hire boats makes it stand out. It is also up to date with USB sockets and plenty of normal 3 pins sockets also not usual on a hire boat. The decor is bright, modern and very tasteful. Sarah & David should be very proud of The Georgie Bee, if it was ours I’d keep it just for us.

Mary and David Murray, 10th June – 13th June 2022

This has been a wonderful long weekend. David was an excellent and happy trainer, showing us all ‘the ropes’ and how to tie them, how to safely use the locks and bridges as well as explaining canal etiquette. The narrow boat itself is a delight. Welcoming and comfortable with everything provided – even a tea pot! It was so relaxing to wake up to the water besides us and to see and hear all the bird life. We enjoyed eating on board as well as exploring along the river bank finding good pubs and restaurants. Sarah greeted us at the end of the break and she and David were soon busy making the Bee ready for their new customers.

Christina and Ben Temple, 3rd June – 6th June 2022

Hiring a narrowboat has been on my bucket list for a while. David and Sarah were the perfect hosts to hire from. You get a boutique experience along with safety information and training. The canals were beautiful. We explored each village, ate at great local pubs, and stayed comfortable on our narrowboat at night. What fun. A great couple experience or family experience. The boat was perfect for two but can fit four, snug but comfortable. The boat is beautifully furnished. We had all we needed, plus a nice note and goodies from the owners. The price and value of the experience were on target. Much better than the big hire boat companies. You can’t get this in the US. We will be doing this again.

Dan and Emma Probyn, 27th May – 3rd June 2022

This was our second year on the Georgie Bee, me and my husband absolutely love it our niece joined for a week this year and got really involved with how the boat works and drives, would always recommend the Georgie Bee, Dave and Sarah and whole standard of the boat are exceptional. Thanks again for a lovely time.

Stephen and Rachel Allen, 6th May – 9th May 2022

Super weekend for Rachel & I on the Georgie Bee! David & Sarah have it all organised, sending information in advance and on the day being there to help make sure we got off smoothly. Georgie Bee is a lovely boat – well equipped and everything worked as should. We cruised down the Trent & Mersey to Fradley Junction and back – lovely diverse scenery to enjoy along the way. Would recommend it!

Katy Milne and family, 29th April – 2nd May 2022

Had an amazing long weekend on the Georgie Bee with my husband and two girls. David & Sarah gave us an amazing experience. The boat was lovely and absolutely spotless. The tuition was brilliant and took all fear and stress out of the trip. Has a really nice stop at Barton Marina where the girls did paint a pot. We are total converts now to canal boat holidays!

Laura and Pete, 25th April – 29th April 2022

Holiday taken as an experiment to see if we want to buy a live aboard narrow boat.  Absolutely loved it.  David and Sarah were informative and helpful.  The boat was pristinely clean and cosy.  Would highly recommend if you are toying with a boating holiday.  Wish Bee Boating every success in the future.  Thank you.  Laura and Pete xx

 

Tom, Raewyn and family, 15th April – 18th April 2022

David and Sarah could not have been more welcoming. From start to finish our holiday on the Georgie Bee was excellent. We had everything we needed, the boat was spotlessly clean, well laid out and comfortable. The onboard training was a real bonus for us as first timers. I would highly recommend to others and I’m excited to return for another chilled out holiday with Bee Boating Breaks 🙂

Darren and Julie Amphlett, 8th – 11th April 2022

Absolutely beautiful boat for lovely holidays. David and Sarah are both great and informative and show you everything you need to know.
If you want a chilling, relaxing and wonderful experience the Georgie Bee will give you this.

Kelly Vaughan and family, 11th – 15th October 2021

Absolutely loved our time on this beautiful canal boat! We can’t wait to rent it again next year. Very homely and it had everything we needed! There was even coffee and sugar to get us started . I would definitely recommend.

Dave Fisher, 4th – 8th October 2021

We have just had a short break on the Georgie Bee. Very nice boat. David and Sarah do everything they can to ensure you have a good holiday. Would recommend them if you are looking for a narrow boat holiday.

 

The Longshaw Family, 24th September – 27th September 2021

Had a fabulous time on The Georgie Bee, well equipped, stylish interior, everything we needed, customer service was top class, well organised tuition on driving the boat, we were left feeling confident and well informed on handling the boat throughout our trip … David and Sarah were very helpful before and during our trip on hand should we need assistance at any time. We came back feeling relaxed and looking forward to another adventure on The Georgie Bee.  Can highly recommend.
“The Longshaw Family “

 

Anna and Family, 20th – 24th September 2021

What can I say! What a wonderful break we had! David and Sarah were absolutely wonderful; they made sure everything was carefully explained so that the holiday was safe and enjoyable, and every care was taken to ensure we were happy before handover. They’re so approachable and genuine, we we’re really put at ease that no question was a silly question.
The Georgie Bee is pretty luxurious and modern, everything is really well thought out and is very comfortable for the five days we were aboard, truly a home away from home. I have no doubt that an extended holiday would be just as enjoyable and very achievable. Everything was beautifully clean and homely; which given the current/recent pandemic really puts you at ease.
Everything is so well thought out, even with a 10 year old and baby in tow it was a very pleasurable break. I will most definitely be back.
Thank you both so much for such a pleasurable holiday experience.

 

Wayne and Jo, 13th – 20th September 2021

Amazing time had on the boat, everything you need for the perfect experience, boat is beautiful, Dave and Sarah gave excellent training before we set off and set us up for a fantastic week aboard The Georgie Bee 🐝 5*

 

Paula and Stephen, 6th – 13th September 2021

Big thanks to David and Sarah.  Fantastic holiday on The Georgie Bee. The boat is fantastic.  Lovely holiday. Stephen and Paula xxxx

 

Grace, Andrew and William, 30th August – 6th September 2021

We have recently returned from a week on the Georgie Bee.  The boat is beautifully presented and a real home from home. The surrounding countryside and villages are very pretty with some great canal side pubs to enjoy.  If you want to escape from the stress of every day life, look no further. Sarah and David are wonderful hosts.  Thank you both.  William, Andrew and Grace.

 

Richard and Maggie, 20th – 23rd August 2021

My partner and I have just returned from a short break aboard The Georgie Bee. I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with the service and information that we received. David and Sarah are extremely friendly and are very accommodating and there for you if you have any problems. They have only the one boat at the moment, but have a great little set up. You receive a very personalised professional service. We were given sufficient tuition to steer the boat and got shown how to go through a lock.

This was our first canal trip but we have peeked inside other canal boats and they appear a bit basic. The boat itself is very well decorated internally – very modern and has all you need. We didn’t really have any issues during the break apart from travelling too many hours in one day but that was down to us. We very reluctantly gave the boat back at the end of our break as we wanted to keep going. Even though I have limited canal holiday experience I do thoroughly recommend using them. The only problem is that they will no doubt become very popular. We are certainly thinking of a longer break next time.

 

Melvyn, Angie and Jonathan, 13th August – 20th August 2021

My family and I had a fantastic time on The Georgie Bee ran by David and Sarah.  Even after operating the locks it was the most relaxing time you could have on a holiday.  We were met by Mike who was very pleasant and informative who stayed with us to make sure we knew how to operate all the equipment and the locks and make sure we were safe.  It was great meeting with other holiday boaters and the people that lived on them also, everyone was very friendly.  The Georgie Bee is very well equipped and clean.  On the return we were met by David who got the boat back to the moorings where we also met Sarah.  We had a 7 day cruise which finished all too soon.  We would recommend a holiday on The Georgie Bee and wish David and Sarah all the best on their new venture. 

Thank you both

Mel, Angie and Jonathan

Tonya and Peter, 6th August – 13th August 2021

We recently returned from a trip away on The Georgie Bee. David and Sarah were very welcoming and gave us excellent instruction on how to handle the boat.Our break was very lovely and the excellent accommodation made it like a home from home.  We had never been on a narrow boat before our trip and would thoroughly recommend it.

Linda and Paul, 30th July – 2nd August 2021

Had an absolutely amazing time. Never been on a canal boat before but we are definitely going to re book for a week next year as the time went too quick we wanted to explore more. David and Sarah are a lovely, friendly couple and I would recommend their holidays. We received expert tuition and felt so confident on the water and the locks because of this . Thank you xx

Annette, Steve and family, 23rd – 26th July 2021

I would highly recommend Bee Boating Breaks, my husband, 2 kids and I have just got back from a 3 night weekend break and we all loved it. The boat is beautifully decorated, very homely, extremely clean and has everything you need for your stay aboard. Having never used a narrow boat before they stayed with us until we were confident on how to manoeuvre the boat and operate the locks. Brilliant fun for all the family and 10 out of 10 for the boat.

Wendy and Dominic, 14th – 18th June 2021

Highly Recommended. We had a wonderful 4 day mid week break on the Georgie Bee. The boat is modern, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The owners David and Sarah provided great instruction and guidance on using the boat with very useful advice on routes to take.
We loved our stay on the Georgie Bee. Many thanks David & Sarah for a fabulous holiday.

 

Dan and Emma, 11th – 14th June 2021

Thanks to Dave and Sarah we had a brilliant weekend away!  The guidance we were given was very helpful.  We will be repeating this trip in the future.

Many thanks again.

Dan and Emma

 

Paul and Tansy Mayfield, 31st May – 7th June 2021

My husband booked the Georgie Bee as a surprise birthday present in June 2021.  It turned out to be the perfect present and we had a brilliant week travelling from the marina up to Tixall and Shugborough and back again.  It was the first time that either of us had been on a barge so we were a little nervous, but the friendly, patient and thorough introduction to the boat – including accompanying us up to our first lock – meant that we quickly became confident (something we might not have had with a big company setting off multiple boats).  The Georgie Bee is a beautiful, clean, modern boat – incredibly comfortable and well equipped – the little deck at the back is a fantastic spot to sit out for breakfast (and lunch and tea – and then sundowners!).  We had a really lovely time and enjoyed the route – not too many locks, some beautiful countryside and some interesting towns and villages on the way.  Can’t recommend it enough!

Paul and Tansy

 

Liz and Dave, 24th – 28th May 2021

Wow What an amazing 4 nights spent on “The Georgie Bee” meandering down the canal, absorbing all the spectacular wildlife up close and personal. Everything we needed to relax and unwind, a real “Home from Home”. Other boaters were so friendly and helpful. David and Sarah have really gone above and beyond, fantastic hosts we can’t thank them both enough. As novices David really allowed us to gain confidence before leaving us which was really reassuring. The boat is absolutely beautiful inside and out and we will definitely be hiring again next year we are hooked simply can’t wait.

Until next year.

Liz and Dave

 

Claire and Lee, 5th – 9th May 2021

Well it’s the end of the most amazing 5 days!
We have never been on a narrowboat holiday before and when friends invested in a narrowboat we just jumped at the chance to have a go!
What a fantastic experience! Filled with fun, new adventures, lots of laughter, loads of love, new experiences and most of all total freedom to enjoy life!
If I can advise anyone to take a narrowboat holiday then please try the Bee Boating Breaks experience on the Georgie Bee.
Dave and Sarah make your experience like home from home. All you need to have the most relaxing time.
Everyone you meet along your journey is so friendly, helpful and relaxed.
Thank you so much to Sarah and Dave for allowing us to take your amazing new adventure out on her maiden voyage as a hire narrowboat. A totally unforgettable experience.
Forget the open road get yourselves on “the cut”.