Canal Boat Holiday on Lancaster Canal

There is no better way of exploring the glorious British countryside than with a canal boating holiday. Lock free Lancaster wind through Lancashire's rolling green fields and bypass the hustle and bustle of inner-city life. This alternative UK holiday is now becoming a firm favourite for families, couples and groups of friends. However well you think you know the local countryside round Lancashire seeing it from the canal is like looking through a new pair of eyes. Explore the surrounding Lancashire Countryside

Our experienced staff will be on hand from day 1 to provide training, answer any questions you may have and make sure that all your requirements are accommodated. We provide a full briefing session before you take the helm, including instructions on how to steer your boat, what to do when mooring to the canal bank and how to use our safety equipment.

In addition to training, each party are provided a manual as part of the handover of the  hire-boat. This book contains the essential knowledge and techniques you will need to know to ensure that you enjoy yourselves whilst staying safe.

Take to the Water

When you leave the marina, we will stay onboard until you are confident that you have the necessary knowledge and prepartion for a totally relaxing canal boat holiday.

Our narrow and widebeam boats are built in-house by our skilled team and are well equipped with central heating, hot water, flushing toilets, showers, cooking facilities and a full tank of fuel; your home from home on the water! When you need to stock up on food and other supplies during your trip, you're never to far from local shops and othe amenities. 'Narrowboats' as their name suggest are narrow, but because we build the entire boat this means we can optimise the use of space and provide ample room for you to enjoy your journey in comfort and the cruiser stern gives plenty of space at the back for your family to spend time together and relax as you cruise down the canal in comfort.

Our Support Team

Pintail Boats are a small firm and for our friendly staff, your enjoyment and relaxation are our number 1 priority. The team will be contactable by phone throughout your canal boat holiday, should you have any boating queries or want advice on the local area.

Canal Boat Holiday Options

Holidays can consist of either a full week's hire or a short mid-week break. Prices vary throughout the year and hire availability can be viewed on our website:

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