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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
Enjoy a day on the canal with your friends, family or work colleages. Ideal for family days out, friends, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, work outings, etc.
Our boats are available to hire during the day or for the evening. They are easy to handle, so no previous experience is necessary.
We pride ourselves in our training and are RYA Inland Waters Helmsman certified. When you arrive we will conduct a safety brief, demonstrate how the boats works, offer everyone in the group bouyancy aids and will offer to come out with you to show you how to steer the boat, turn it around, moor up, tie up and explain the rules of the waterways.
We are in the middle of a 12 mile stretch of canal between locks as the boats are not permitted to travel through the locks.
A detailed explanation of how to hire a boat from the initial enquiry to the time you get home from your day out can be found by visiting our Hiring a boat page.
The blue boat "Mirlees", is a semi traditional style narrowboat with more standing space to the rear whereas the red boat "Ruston" and the green boat "Crossley" are traditional style narrowboats with space for two people to the rear with seats.
The boats have a large front deck with seating for all.
Each boat contains the following for 10 people: