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The price of our food in association with Katy's Kitchen in Chorley has been reduced by 20%!!!

Following further investigation we are now happy that the food we can offer you is not subject to the standard rate of VAT (20%) and following this investigation have reduced our prices accordingly.

Full details and an order form can be found on our website by clicking here.


After the success of last years celebrations we are happy to confirm that Ellerbeck Narrowboats will be back at the Botany Bay Canal Festival 2017 on Bank Holiday Weekend - Sunday 27th & Monday 28th of August!

Join us at Botany Bay where we will be offering 40 minute cruises along the stunning stretch of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, you can even have a go at driving the boat!

Tickets will be available on the day from canal side, just look out for one of our happy faces!

This event offers free parking, is child friendly and offers a great day out for all the family so cancel any plans you may have and come down and see us!

For full details of the event see the organisers Facebook event page Here.

In association with The Blackrod Cake Company, we are pleased to be able to offer you a range of cakes for that special occasion or just to enjoy during your day or evening on board our boats.

Let us organise that special treat of a birthday cake, a cake for a special occasion or just some scones to go with your brew, all made fresh and delivered to the boat all ready and waiting for when you arrive.

As The Blackrod Cake Company specialise only in making cakes they are more than happy to create your own personalised cake for any occasion.

Full details and an order form can be found on our website by clicking here.


You can now hire a boat with us for the day complete with a Skipper to steer the boat for you. You are still more than welcome to have a go at steering. Skippers are provided subject to availability and at an extra £45.00 charge to our usual daily hire rates. Full details and the abiility to make a reservations can be found on our website by clicking here.


Take away all hassle of sorting food for everyone by letting us take care of that as well. I association with Katy's Kitchen we can offer freshly prepared buffet meals delivered to the boat just before you arrive. Details of this can be found by clicking here.


Due to a few requests we now stock the 6Kg propane Calor gas bottles.

These are exchangeable for £18.50 (Inc 5% VAT) or with a £39.99 (Inc 20% VAT) bottle deposit plus £18.50 (Inc 5% VAT) for the gas (See Calor's Refills, exchanges and returns web page for more details).