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Re-Union Canal Boats

| Narrowboat Gosling, 7 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, Scotland
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Great volunteers on the locks

We had the pleasure of being helped up and down the locks between Falkirk and The Kelpies by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve B
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Team day out

This was our 3rd trip on the barge for what has now become an annual get together for our team at... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
scottiei
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Re-Union Canal Boats is a social enterprise operating in Edinburgh and Falkirk. We offer RYA accredited training in Helmsman, Crew and First Aid, educational trips, floating youth clubs and the canal college. We also have available for hire: The Lochrin Belle - A 60 ft wide-beam boat which is a beautiful and versatile venue space perfect for parties, groups, outings, meetings, training days and private functions. The boat is wheelchair accessible, has a fully fitted kitchen and can accommodate up to 35 people. The boat can remain static or be crewed for a journey along the canal. The Millennium Link - a 60 ft wide-beam boat ideal for parties, meetings, workshops and outings with a fully fitted kitchen and based at The Kelpies in Falkirk. The boat can accommodate 28 people and can remain static or be crewed for a trip along the canal. The Jaggy Thistle - A cute and cosy 32ft narrow boat which is perfect for a fun day out. Based at the Falkirk Wheel the boat is self drive and available for day hire. Maximum capacity is 8 and the boat is easy to manage, comes equipped with a fully fitted kitchen and all the equipment required for a relaxing cruise.
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| Narrowboat Gosling, 7 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of being helped up and down the locks between Falkirk and The Kelpies by the volunteers supported by Re-Union Canal Boats. Watching this co-ordinated swarm of hi-viz on bicycles as the teams leapfrogged each other from lock to lock was impressive...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was our 3rd trip on the barge for what has now become an annual get together for our team at work. We provided our own food, drink and music and had another successful trip despite the weather ! Thanks to the crew who were...More

Thank scottiei
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This is my second afternoon tea re-union canal cruise on the Lochrin Belle this year. The staff are wonderful and the afternoon tea delightful, such a lovely way to spend a few hours seeing Edinburgh from a different angle. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We hired the Lochrin Belle for a ladies birthday party and we had a great time. We brought our own food and drinks as well as music. It was something completely different from the normal. All ladies, we ate, drank and were very merry. We...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Rented the Jaggy Thistle for my dads 80th bday. 5 adults and 2 kids. Great day out. We went up the Falkirk wheel and 2 hours along the union canal to the canalside pub / restaurant for lunch at bridge 56. Melanie who showed us...More

Thank Duncan M
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We spent two hours this afternoon on the Lochrin Belle for a Staff Team Building/ Away Day and it was very good. It made a nice change from being in a stuffy conference/meeting room. Luckily the sun was shining in Edinburgh most of this afternoon...More

Thank shug17
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We were two couples traveling together, looking for something unique and different, and boy did we find it! We found this organization and rented the JaggyThistle for an entire day. The volunteer came on board with us through the first lock to help us get...More

Thank Heath Haven B
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the second time I have taken my teenage grandchildren ( different set!) on the Jaggy Thistle. Both crews enjoyed it even in the rain!. Good introduction in both cases, and excellent assistance and advice from the staff at Falkirk Wheel and Locks, they...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We booked a two hour cruise on the Lochrin Belle because we were planning to hold a surprise 70th birthday party for my mum. It went spectacularly well. The boat is bright and fun. The crew and friendly but unobtrusive, and the trip up to...More

1  Thank Kenny C
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and 13 other hens had a lovely morning chugging along the canal despite the rain. The crew were friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. There was just about room for all of us to stand out on the deck and masses...More

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lgartz3963
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Response from Re-UnionLtd | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid it is difficult to answer your question succinctly. We have one boat, The Jaggy Thistle based in Falkirk which can be hired for the day and is self drive allowing you the opportunity to steer the boat... More
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