What Our Customers Say
The Brown Family – Liverpool March 2018
Our boat broke down on the Llangollen Canal not far from Swanley Bridge Marina, Eric got us going enough to limp in to the marina and get the boat properly fixed…we loved it so much we ended up staying 2 years.
Brian & Suzie – April 2018
If you’re looking for peace and quiet; friendly, helpful staff; a relaxed atmosphere; and a great cruising location, then Swanley Marina ticks the boxes.
Jim & Elaine – June 2018
Thank you all for a wonderful seven years at the marina, from buying our first boat, meeting new friends and onto our next adventure.
This is not a ‘goodbye’ as we look forward to seeing you throughout the year and returning with the boat next summer.
Love and best wishes from, Gaven, Andrea & Wilson (the dog) XX.
It was an emotional day today saying goodbye to the team at Swanley Bridge Marina who have worked so hard and around the clock to fit out the new Idle Women Arts Centre.They have put care and heart in to every detail and we are very grateful.Tomorrow the boat will be loaded on to a flat bed lorry and driven to Burnley where it will be put in to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.We are both terrified and over the moon.Look out for a flying boat tomorrow and thank you to everyone at Sweanley Bridge Marina.
Rachel Anderson, Idle Women (1st March 2016)
Great time, beautiful marina, countryside and villages, memories always.
Great friendly place, definitely stay again.
Geek, Warrington, Cheshire
Friendly, helpful staff, quiet and peaceful, thanks.
Wade, Ingleton, Yorkshire
Very friendly and helpful staff, beautifully clean facilities.
It is with great sadness that I will be leaving Swanley. In my time at the marina, the staff, engineers and electricians have been nothing but curteous, informative and friendly. Swanley will always be a part of me and I will always recommend to anyone who enquires.
Steve Hazell, Manchester
Just a quick note to say that the flue chimney and steel hearth made by Danny has now been installed by Eric. It’s a nice job and it should work great – much better than the old flue and hearth.
I’m grateful to Danny in particular for taking the time to fabricate these items and for doing such a good job – even though there was a lot of pressure of work in the yard with bigger jobs on at the time – it’s very much appreciated.
We moored our 57′ narrow boat at Swanley Bridge for four happy years. the location is pretty and practical, being accessible both by car and boat.
Swanley Bridge Marina itself is well maintained, jetties are accessible (there’s plenty of space to manoeuvre your boat) and facilities are modern.
The entire staff are ever helpful and professional. we live in Surrey and have really appreciated knowing that long-distance issues could be sorted out. The convenient Engineering and services on hand are both very knowledgable and efficient …. and do enjoy a challenge!!
Do pay the Marina a visit …. being near a farm is an entertainment in itself!!
I would like to express my appreciation of the work done on ‘The Lady Ysabell’ by the on-site team.
My boat had engineering modifications, was sand-blasted all over and completely re-painted and decorated. All the specialists who carried out the work were exceptionally knowledgeable, supremely competent, very efficient and extremely easy to work with.
Danny’s engineering skills and knowledge were a godsend, the sand blasting team wouldn’t leave until the job was right, and Sally and her painting team went beyond my expectations, while Martin’s sign-writing is exactly what I wanted, though I didn’t know that until he sketched it out. Even the inevitable pride in their work and the extra efforts made to keep to the timetable were a rare experience and very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to engage with such dedicated and professional people, and to experience the team-work they displayed.
I would like to thank them all, and would not hesitate to recommend their work to anyone.
Ken Cockburn, The Lady Ysabell
Very accommodating staff, nothing is too much trouble. Can’t wait to return to you all.
Wernersson Family – Sweden July 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent facilities, staff and location.
R. Whitehead – June 2017.
Thank you for a lovely year at Swanley, we will miss you all, but onwards to new canals.
Irene & Geoff – Blue Mist – June 2017