The Epic Boating Company - Customer Reviews

Luxury Boutique Narrowboat Hire on the Southern Grand Union Canal

Customer Reviews

At the Epic Boating Company, we’re passionate about providing our customers with an unforgettable experience on the water. From the moment you step aboard one of our narrowboats, you’ll be transported to a world of tranquility, beauty and adventure. Our boats are lovingly maintained and fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable voyage, and our staff are always on hand to offer advice and assistance whenever you need it.

But don’t just take our word for it – we’re proud to say that our customers love us too! We believe that customer satisfaction is the key to success, and we’re committed to going above and beyond to ensure that every customer leaves us with a smile on their face. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a complete novice, we’re confident that you’ll have a fantastic time with us.

So why not take a look at what our customers have to say about their experiences with the Epic Boating Company? We’ve received some fantastic feedback over the years, and we’re always delighted to hear from satisfied customers who’ve enjoyed their time on our boats. Read on to discover more!

Loved it so much we bought the company

Only joking, we have decided we want to live on a narrowboat from this epic experience. The boat was beautiful, perfectly laid out, clean and well presented, had everything we needed and more. The support Nikki and Andy gave us before and after was invaluable and we will definitely be utilising their wealth of knowledge. Thank you for trusting us with you pride and joy!!

Wayne and Dinah


My son and myself have enjoyed the most amazing week on the lovely Kings Landing narrow boat starting a couple of weeks ago

Having never piloted a narrow boat especially a sixty foot one before the experience Andy afforded me gave me the confidence I needed.

Nothing was to much trouble until he was satisfied he could let me go it alone 👍

Andy and Nikki I can not thank you enough for what my son at 35 with slight learning difficulties described as his best holiday yet which I would echo. Thanks again

Gary and Robin Biberger


The moment we boarded Kings Landing the standard of presentation, details and preparation was exceptional.

It immediately felt like being in a home rather than a hire craft.

The layout, level of equipment and handover from the owners could not be faulted.

They were caring, thoughtful and happy to help in any way they could. They insisted on ensuring the lifejackets for the children were personally adjusted and fitted by them.

The boat’s ambience, comfort and ease of use made our time on the canals an outstanding experience, it was an idyllic, peaceful and relaxing time.



Thank you so much Andy!

We cannot praise Andy highly enough. He has transformed our boat, installing a webasto heating system, a new water tank, and building us a brilliant extendable bed frame amongst many other important tasks. He has given us so much guidance along the way and turned our boat into a real home. His work is to an excellent standard, and as a Boat Safety examiner, we felt ensured that safety was an absolute priority in everything he does. He truly went above and beyond to help us, and is generous with his knowledge, time and energy. Thank you so much Andy for making our boat dream a reality!

Jack and Rhianna

Truly Epic!

This was our 3rd time on a boating weekend as 2 couples and the best boat by far. Andy and Nikki are very welcoming and relaxed. They have thought of everything, from the design and decor to the note pads, books, games and toiletries. Not to mention the well equipped kitchen and Netflix. The little extra touches were well thought out and very appreciated. We will definately be hiring again from them and i can not recommend them highly enough.

Michelle Clive

Epic! I'll say!!

Massive thanks again to Nikki & Andy, our second visit which speaks for itself I suppose!

Everything about the holiday was perfect, great communication from the outset even down to the direction of travel, seamless handover with them both waiting to greet us (lovely touch) and away we went.

We were relaxed from the moment we set foot aboard, everything was perfect, as perfect as it was the first time we hired, it’s floating 5***** accommodation. We were left wanting for nothing as everything was provided, the only thing lacking was time, a second week would have been lovely but can’t blame Nikki and Andy for that!!

Bring on our next trip.

Thanks again.

Marie & Mark

Marie Mark


We hired Kings Landing from Nikki and Andy for 4 nights over Easter Weekend, after a not so positive experience with a different hire company last year.

I will admit I was a little anxious – but any worries or concerns that this would also not be a great experience vanished as soon as we arrived.

Nikki and Andy are so helpful, accommodating and flexible – nothing is too much trouble. And Kings Landing itself is luxury on a scale I had not anticipated.

Everything has been thought of and everything you could need is provided, it was all there.

We had an absolutely fantastic long weekend, and would recommend Nikki Andy and Kings Landing in a heartbeat!

Book before all the dates are gone… you will not regret it

Jackie and Gary

Such a chilled out experience

When life really needs to just ‘slow the heck down’ there’s only one thing to do… hire Kings Landing. …

kelly whitaker

Amazing experience

Stunningly beautiful and comfortable boat, an absolute treat. Nothing like previous narrow boat rentals, this is a new standard of quality and comfort. Thank you Nikki and Andy, spot on. We will certainly repeat.

Enrique Vallano

Would 100% recommend

We had the BEST time!!!

WOW, what an amazing time we had onboard the Kings Landing canal boat, we had never done this before, but with such a great welcome and instruction from Andy and Nikki we slipped into Canal boating life very easily. The boat itself was Luxury with a capital L, with all the luxuries of home, even WiFi which my daughter was extremely pleased about. The experience of just chugging along at a slow pace looking at areas that you always pass in your car but dont give them a second thought, but now we were seeing them from a different angle which was great. The time went super quick, so next time we will be booking it for a longer period. This definitely needs to be added to your “bucket list”. Thanks Andy and Nikki

Vern Whitaker

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