Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Ellerbeck Narrowboats offers self-steer canal boat hire along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. With no experience or license necessary, you could be boating through the beautiful countryside at a time that suits you. Families, parties, work and club outings all welcome
Chorley, Lancashire, England

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Ste C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Took my family today we hired the green boat
We got there to be welcomed by Steve and his lovely dog he took us through all about safety and the boat then we set off for 8hrs on the canal we all had an amazing time and would highly recommend this company for your day boat hire will definitely be going again
Thanks again Steve and his dog
Written 24 February 2024
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JCB B
Preston, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
With the weather on our side. A very enjoyable experience. We would highly recommend. A lovely day out on the canal. Dogs welcome
Written 19 February 2024
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jam442016
Wigan, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A friend and myself arranged a last minute trip on an Ellerbeck narrow boat yesterday (just the two of us although the boats can carry ten people). This was our third time hiring a boat from here and although the weather at times was lousy, we were well prepared and yet again had an absolute blast. For me, there's no better way to unwind than to spend the day on the canal. Yesterday must have been Kingfisher day too as we saw Kingfishers on seven separate occasions. That was outstanding.
All three of Ellerbeck's boats are well maintained and include a full sized ceramic, flushing toilet, a fully working kitchenette with gas hobs, sink and hot and cold water. Cutlery and crockery are also provided, so what more could you want at a totally reasonable price too.
The owner Lucien is also a absolute pleasure to deal with, so do yourself a favour and hire a boat from Ellerbeck, I doubt very much that you'll be disappointed
Written 3 November 2023
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Rachel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing from Start to finish great help and advice
Everything on board what was required
All the family from age 8 to 64 loved the day
Would highly recommend
Written 30 October 2023
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Sam A
Wigan, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Everyone enjoyed the experience. Fantastic day out for family/friends and dogs are also welcome.
Steering was easy once gotten used to it. Passed lots of friendly boaters and walkers and the route to chorley was lovely on a dry day.
Written 24 October 2023
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Kate T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Boat was super clean and easy to drive, staff were helpful and friendly, explained everything.
The weather was beautiful and we had the best day, and very reasonable on price.
Would defo hire again, thank you.
Written 17 October 2023
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Michelle H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
9 of us went on the Red Rushton for my husbands 50th birthday celebrations and a fabulous day was had by all.
We were met by Steve who was amazing to deal with and so friendly, he went through everything with us including safety and canal etiquette and was there to meet us on return making the whole experience very smooth.
The Narrowboat had everything onboard we needed for the day and although the rain never stopped it didn’t stop us enjoying the trip at all. It was a lovely scenic trip along the canal and we managed to go both ways on the route, the time flew by, we would definitely go on another trip in the summer and maybe consider the narrowboat that has the outside cover should we go again in Autumn
Thank you Ellerbeck and staff for a wonderful experience
Written 2 October 2023
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david h
Bolton, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Dodgy Weather; Brilliant Day

We kept checking the weather forecast in the few days before our booking. Sunshine and showers (heavy showers - two drops on the Met Office app).
The weather forecast was correct and we still had a brilliant day out - very relaxing. A lovely way to slow down and enjoy/celebrate.
Written 23 September 2023
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Freedom14399328343
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Hired a barge for the day. Had a glorious day on the canal - sun was out, wine flowing, husband at the helm. It was a birthday gift and was a really special day
Written 13 September 2023
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John Killalea
Darwen, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I hired one of the narrow boats (Ruston/red) for my sisters belated 30th birthday. The whole experience was amazing and I couldn't recommend it enough. Most of us were newbies to this but Lucien was brilliant and went through everything in detail, from the health and safety right through to driving and mooring the boat. This enabled us to have a very enjoyable and successful day on the canal. Our boat had everything you could need for a day out and was very clean and well serviced. It was just the right size to cater to our party with room inside and out but it was small enough to manoeuvre thanks to Lucien's excellent tutelage. The sunny weather was the icing on the cake and a great time was had by all. So thanks Lucien for your patience and excellent customer service and if anyone is looking to hire a canal boat for the day in the North west look no further as I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Written 11 September 2023
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