Book Now – Some Dates Still Available!
2021 was a tough year so far for tourism and even we were forced to close down because of the pandemic.
Our 4 beautiful canal hire boats are all raring to go, with a canal boat cruise being the perfect opportunity to socially distance! Each boat is given a deep-clean between hires, ensuring your safety.
We’re already taking bookings for later on this year and 2023, so choose your boat and check that your dates are still available for your canal boat holiday before it is too late!
Lancaster Canal Boat Hire Holidays
Discover the joy of canal boat holidays on the Lock Free Lancaster Canal. Hire one of our Canal Narrowboats for a short break or a full week and navigate the canal from Preston to Tewitfield.
The fast way to slow down and relax in great scenery, getting close to wildlife and nature.
We are a narrowboat hire company based at Barton Grange Marina on the A6 between Preston and Lancaster.
Our Narrowboats sleep up to 6 persons in comfort, are easy to sail, and are luxuriously equipped with everything you need for your floating holiday.
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The Lancaster Canal
Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few contour canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41-42 miles of lock free cruising – the longest lock-free stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.
Things to see and do
In addition to providing spectacular views of the Silverdale Coast, Forest of Bowland and Wyre countryside, the Lancaster Canal also features some of the most impressive canal architecture in the country. The Lune Aqueduct, which is currently is benefitting from a £2.25 million transformation, is one of John Rennie’s finest works and not to be missed.
There are many superb pubs and excellent restaurants to enjoy along the 41 miles from The Last Orders Inn at Ashton-on-Ribble in the south right up to The Longlands Hotel past Carnforth in the north.
Check our Events and Locations pages to help you decide where to explore on your break – and reveal some lancaster canal offers!
Luxury Self-Catering Narrowboat Hire
Everything you need is included for you on our canal boats and we provide full tuition on how to sail them before you embark on your adventure!
Each Narrowboat benefits from a full kitchen, bathroom, lounge and TV so you can spend quality time onboard or choose to enjoy some the many wonderful sights, taverns and restaurants along the canal route.
The Canal runs through the heart of the historic City of Lancaster, so make sure to take time to visit Lancaster Castle, The Maritime Museum and the many attractions along the towpath.
Full Week or Short Break?
Book a Full Week, a Weekend break from Friday to Monday or a Midweek Break from Monday to Friday on any of our 3 Narrowboats. Check the Booking Calendar below for availability.
Forget Me Not
35ft – Sleeps 2
Forget Me Not is a beautiful narrowboat sleeping 2 people making her perfect for couples.
She is cleverly designed to feel much more spacious than other boats of her size. A ‘floating cottage’!
Short Breaks – from £495
Full Weeks – from £885
41ft – Sleeps 2
Rose is a 41ft long boat with a more traditional feel. She has one fixed double bed.
Because of her short length, she is just as easy to handle as our other boats. Recently refurbished.
Short Breaks – from £535
Full Weeks – from £985
45ft – Sleeps 4
Poppy is a bespoke narrowboat built to extremely high standards in 2016 by Brayzel Narrow Boats.
At 45ft in length, she is small enough to manoeuvre whilst comfortably sleeping 4 people.
Short Breaks – from £560
Full Weeks – from £1015
Honeysuckle is a stunning brand-new narrowboat, launched in 2020 and sleeping 6!
Short Breaks – from £645
Full Weeks – from £1205
Brand new for 2020, the stunning and luxurious Honeysuckle is the latest addition to our little fleet. She has been expertly built to our specifications by our good friends at Brayzel Narrowboats of Garstang.
She is a breathtaking, modern and very comfortable boat with a fixed double bed and sitting areas which will convert to 2 further double beds.
Honeysuckle has a well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and plenty of storage to make her a perfect family boat.