It was something different to do for a large family with age ranges from 1-72, enjoyed by all.
Absolutely brilliant day. Crew were exceptional. Facilities first class and could not fault anything could have stayed there for ever. Even the weather was fantastic.
The day couldn’t have been better, even the January weather cooperated. We arrived a bit early to be there as a family when the birthday girls arrived as it was a surprise outing for them and were welcomed at the base with a nice cuppa. The crew were wonderful, informative, hard working and gave little snippets of information about places we passed. Absolutely loved the music when we passed the Ovaltine where my 89 year old mother in law used to work. What a lovely touch! She said she didn’t want the day to end and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. We took the four hour winter cruise towards Watford and cannot fault anything. We took our own buffet, soft drinks and wine. If you do this please remember the crew get hungry too! Love, love, loved it! I just wish I could think of an occasion to do it all again. Thank you all.
Just an excellent experience all round – Thank you !
It’s a fantastic service that I would recommend to anyone, wonderful for anyone with disabilities or learning difficulties but also enjoyable for any group.
We had a wonderful day – the sunny weather helped! There were 22 of us which was a good number and meant that there was lots of room. It was an extremely relaxing, well organised day. Thank you.
An excellent trip, we all had such a great time, the crew were friendly and fun and the boat was perfect for us all, spacious and great to have the kitchen as well. We all loved our day out.
Great day. Great crew. Everybody wants a repeat trip.
The opportunity to have a take away fish and chips meal brought to the boat was a bonus and meant that I didn’t have to do the catering. The meal was also reasonably priced and the serving was huge – even by my family’s standards!
The trip was very good value for money and I have recommended WEXP to my friends and would extend the recommendation to anyone reading this review.
We had a wonderful time, my mum’s 60th couldn’t have gone any better. Thank you everyone that helped make it special.
This was a 50th birthday treat from my mum and aunt and it was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday.
We really enjoy the boat trips almost as much as the service users! Its not like being at work at all! We recommend wherever we can to fellow groups as the service you offer is so good & excellent value for money.
Wonderful day out enjoyed by all, residents haven’t stopped talking about how lovely it was.
The crew were so helpful which took away a lot of the usual stresses when arranging a day trip for our residents.
All the comments I received were good. I am sure they will tell all their friends what a wonderful day they had. Everyone said how lovely and relaxing the experience had been. Fish and chips were good too!
All our party thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They loved the serenity, calmness, the scenery, the ducks, swans and wildlife and of course, above all fortunately, the good weather we had!
Excellent, we are recommending you!
We had a splendid time on board, the crew was fantastic and friendly. The boat was in super condition and we just relaxed during our 4 hour boat trip. Thank you.
It was a fantastic experience, the trip was very enjoyable for children and adults alike. It made my daughter’s birthday very special.
We all had an amazing day, everyone said how friendly the crew were and how helpful, this made such a difference to the day. When asking the team how they felt they used the words excellent, amazing, perfect and a very special team day out. It was great fun every minute of it.
Excellent very enjoyable everyone had an amazing time its are 2nd trip over a month already.
Fantastic day out run by a brilliant company and its all for a good cause.
We had a wonderful time and will be booking again for next year. Thank you again to the crew they were such lovely people.
All the guests said they had a wonderful evening and would like to do it again.
Everyone had such a lovely time – people that had never been on one before thought it was wonderful. Your staff worked so hard – Thank you.
Fantastic trip. Problems with the engine, we had to ‘limp’ home. The crew made sure this didn’t spoil our experience. Wonderful.
A really wonderful experience for us all – beautiful boat, beautiful scenery, beautiful day and a wonderful and fun crew. Thank you all so much.
The crew are amazing. We had one lady with has dementia who felt a little uncomfortable but the crew sang songs with her to cheer her up – brilliant.
The whole group went away very impressed with the evening, very keen to come back, thinking of ways to use the boats for other groups and complimenting the skipper and crew on the quality of the experience.
We can’t thank the crew enough for such a memorable experience!!!!
A wonderful day, thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. Not always easy to achieve. As much or as little as one wanted to do. All the extra bits usually missing from self-catering facilities, tea towels, washing up liquid and sponge, salt, pepper etc all present and correct! Amazing! You really can “just bring milk” as suggested.
I was really impressed by the boat, crew and back office. It made the day the best it could have been. The crew was extremely friendly and integrated the guests into enjoying the running of the boat, helping with locks and steering. All in all a very professionally run day and I would not hesitate to book again in the future.
Never been on a canal trip before enjoyed the whole experience and will definitely recommend it .No need to worry about lack of experience everything so well explained.
It was fantastic. Everybody had a great time, the weather was with us. We were really relaxed. The crew were wonderfully friendly and helpful. We were at our ease but able to get hands on if we fancied it, which was worth it, so enjoyable, but when we fancied a rest, the crew could take over. For some of our party, it was the first time they had been on a canal boat, and i’m sure now it won’t be the last! We felt really safe, on such a big boat, and knowing we had first aiders on hand. A worthwhile experience, and a vital community assett! Well done and thank you!
I arranged this trip for my colleagues, some who have been before for others this was there first go. All of them said they would recommend you, the crew were incredibly friendly and helpful; they all enjoyed the evening and being able to help with the locks, taking the helm or just sitting,relaxing and benefiting from the slower pace in the countryside. When asked for suggestions the reply – let’s go again!
A fabulous day. Out to celebrate an 80th birthday we had three generations on board and everyone was engaged, whether sitting on deck and enjoying the gentle glide along the canal, having instruction on how to steer the boat, clambering on and off and finding out just how much hard work it is navigating the locks and learning some interesting facts along the way – something for everyone. The staff were friendly, extremely helpful and ensured we had a memorable day. Thank you
Good day out ! !
The trip on Sheldrake III was fabulous. The Guides were able to get involved with the locks and steering as well as taking time to spot the local nature – including terrapins, a grass snake and a dinosaur! It was a relaxing day, spent with a friendly informative crew – we’d certainly recommend it to other groups.
An excellent evening out, and one to be repeated!
It was a really excellent team day out. The boat entirely met our needs and the crew were very friendly and helpful.
An excellent day out. The crew were friendly and informative. We were encouraged and supported in taking an active part in steering the boat and working the locks. One of our group is a wheelchair user, another has hearing impairment- both were supported and encouraged to join in.
Our passengers are already enthusing to their friends about the trip and I am sure that we will be under pressure to provide another one next year, plus one family is thinking of booking a trip at school half-term later this year.
Excellent day out for all ages and beautiful views. Crew were great and great that you can join in – learnt a lot from the experience. Thank you.
Great day out, as usual!
Everybody loved it, we had all ages from 7 to 94! The special touches, like certificates for the children and especially the attention paid to everybody’s enjoyment and satisfaction were over and above what was strictly necessary. So friendly and helpful, made the whole thing a real joy.
Really nice day and enough hands-on for it to be an adventure.
Brilliant day, always fun and relaxed.
Everyone enjoyed being out for the day, a great lift of spirits and lots of laughter heard.
The crew got so wet as the weather was very bad but they kept the spirits up and worked so hard. thank you to all.
Book It!! It is a wonderful experience.
It was a wonderful experience, especially for my son, who sat on deck most of the time enjoying the sounds and feelings of being there with such joy and pleasure. Everyone had wonderful day. Thank you so much.
Wonderful! There are not many activities that three different generations can equally enjoy. All ten of us had a really nice time. Thank you.
It’s a brilliant way to entertain friends and family. All our guests has a wonderful and relaxing time and we have had some wonderful thank you letters. The perfect sunny weather was a bonus but even without it its a great day out.
We all had a brilliant time. Everyone was given the opportunity to choose what they would like to do. The skipper and crew were really helpful and friendly.
The group had a great time and said how wonderful their day had been. Several of the group excitedly chatted of having helped steer the boat or do the locks. As usual the crew could not have been more helpful which is why we return again and again to Waterways Experiences.
The passengers, who were mainly elderly, welcomed the opportunity to walk around the boat and on the tow path. Also helping with the locks.
We brought a group of older ladies, many had never been on a canal before. We had a fantastic afternoon. The crew were so helpful right from the moment we arrived and continued to be all afternoon. All our ladies were encouraged to take part where possible and all had a really great time. We will definitely return, hopefully soon.
A very pleasant, relaxing experience, with a welcoming & accommodating crew.
Excellent day out in spite of the weather on this occasion. The crew couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Excellent, crew were helpful and facilitated some of our passengers with dementia to work the locks which made it more of an experience for them and great to see them getting involved.
That it’s a very well-run organisation run by committed and friendly people, and they’ll enjoy the chance to help steer the boat, operate locka, enjoy the wildlife and scenery and socialise.
There was so much more room to move about than we had imagined. Very well equipped with everything that might be needed. The crew were so kind and helpful to us all and especially patient with the three children aged between 4 and 9 who were keen to help with every lock.
A memorable family day out and we look forward to returning next year.
We all enjoyed the day very much. The crew were very friendly and helpful and the weather was glorious and it was such a peaceful atmosphere on the canal. The facilities were excellent and those of us who wished to do so had a go at the locks.
We had a lovely time on the canal boat trip from Nash Mills. Crew were very friendly and helpful. Boat was lovely and warm and we had plenty of space to move around and good views of the canal. Great to take life at a slower pace and see Hemel Hempstead/Boxmoor from a different angle. We all enjoyed the trip very much.
As always the Waterways Experience was a great day out and the crew brilliant.
I was really looking forward to this trip and it was beyond my expectations. We all really enjoyed the day. The crew was amazing with my four godchildren (ranging from 7-10 years of age). They engaged them and encouraged them and the kids learned so much.
Fantastic value for money, a great experience and definitely a perfect venue for any party.
Excellent, many of my friends were interested in booking a trip for their friends and family. The crew were very nice, helpful, professional and friendly and everyone including the two year old had a wonderful time, thank you so much for such a lovely time.
As always fantastic support from crew and a lovely warm welcome.
Thank you, we had a wonderful Waterways Experience! Our group of adults with learning disabilities had a rare opportunity to spend time on the canals that are part of all our lives. The crew were really welcoming and friendly and understood the needs of our members well. Everyone who wanted to had a go at steering and working the locks, and we were free to entertain ourselves as we went. We will definitely book again!
Our members loved the trip and want to book again for next Christmas.
From my point of view it was lovely not to have to worry about packed lunches etc, so the fish and chips option was great and worked well. It was a lovely experience everyone enjoyed it. It was for all ages and we were made to feel very welcome. Couldn’t of asked for a better day. Everyone went home happy and tired.
Festive trips are amazing value.
It was great fun. The captain and crew were very welcoming and encouraged us all to actively participate. Overall, a very professionally run organisation. Highly recommended.