Canal Boat Holiday 

Pintail Boats offer family narrowboat and widebeam holidays in the tranquil Lancashire countryside. Providing an escape to a slower pace of life, our canal boat holidays are an excellent opportunity to refresh and recharge your batteries and allow you to melt into the landscape around you.

Your canal holiday will begin at the most northernly point of the Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield marina. Ahead of you stretch 42 miles of lock free waterways. Within a short distance you will have views over Morecambe Bay and Lake District hills. The first town you come across is Carnforth famed for its railway herritage. On leaving you will cruise towards the city of Lancaster with its historic castle and landmarks. Then you will soon be shadowed on one side by Bowland fells and views over the fertile countryside of the Flyde to the other, as you slowly drift towards the UK's newest city Preston where the original canal finishes. Lancaster's canal is a route suited for all, whether it's your first time on a narrowboat or if you're an old hand fancying a hassle free holiday. The 42 miles of lock free canal gives you the chance to sit back and relax as you watch the countryside with its diverse array of wildlife pass by. For those of you who want more of a challenge, why not try some of the locks on Glasson Dock branch, into the Flyde area of Lancashire.   

Narrowboat Builders in the North West

For many people, owning a narrowboat and spending time on the water can be a dream come true. Pintail Boats with its team of highly skilled craftsmen will change this dream into a reality. As members of the CBA (Canal Boatbuilders Association) you can trust that Pintail Boats will take care in every aspect of the build from the manufacturing of the shell to the interior fit out ensuring everything is finished to the highest standard. During each stage of the build we value your input so your bespoke narrowboat meets your expectations.

With over 50 years of engineering experience, our boat-building team demonstrate their expertise in every boat that they produce. We are proud of our narrowboats and hope you will be too!