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by Jacky Sykes on Blank Business Name

My son Christopher hired a boat from Ellerbeck for his birthday. He always enjoys his day with Ellerbeck Narrowboats As it was his birthday, we decided to throw him a party on the canal side. We ordered food for 15 people. WOW what a service.... the food was great, lovely and fresh and all dietary needs catered for (Vegetarian & Gluten Free). Fabulous day.. Thank You Ellerbeck.

Hi Jacky, I'm pleased that Chris had a great day and many thanks for your kind words about the food I shall definitely pass on your kind words to our caterers.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

by Christopher Winnard on Blank Business Name
Had a Rudder of a time

I booked the green boat (Crossley) for day hire on 21st October 2017 for an early Birthday bash. I am so glad i did. Although, there was actually only two people on the boat (myself and my friend), this didn't bother me as we were due to set sail from the boat yard and cruise up to Top Lock (New Springs). This is were my little party would get under way as i was met by my parents and some of their cycling club buddies under a gazebo on the canal bank. We had ordered a lunch package through Ellerbeck Narrowboats and the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all the party. I would definitely recommend ordering a lunch package alongside the boat hire - extremely good value for money. After the party we set sail from Top Lock and started to head back towards the boat yard however, by this point Storm Brian decided to gate crash the party and myself plus my friend got a little damp (more like soaked to the bone). Although the weather had turned nasty so quickly and caused us to make a decision to cut short the hire period of over an hour, we still enjoyed our day. I think what caused us to make an early departure was due to the fact as we hadn't brought any waterproofs with us (i have been on the boat several times in the past when the canal has been frozen and still had rudder of a time lol). I will be back to hire another of Ellerbecks well maintained boats next year. Great day all round :).

Hi Chris, sorry I didn't get to see you this time and I'm pleased that, despite the weather, you managed to enjoy your birthday bash. See you again soon.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

by Yvonne McGough on Blank Business Name

On 10th August 2017 my daughter hired a boat for family and good friends (she knew that going on a canal boat was on my bucket list). We had a fantastic day from start to finish, I could not believe how relaxing it was, we saw loads of wildlife including families of swans, a heron and a kingfisher! We got lots of waves from people walking the towpath and people on other boats. The staff were excellent the way they helped with my wheelchair and went above and beyond what we expected! I don't think that I have smiled and enjoyed myself so much for a long time. An unforgettable experience.

Hi Yvonne, many thanks for your glowing review and am pleased that you managed to tick off another item on your bucket list!!

It's also good for others to know that wheelchairs can board our boats but just to emphasise to others, it is advisable to come an have a look at access arrangements before booking with a wheelchair and as Yvonne says, we'll do all we can to make sure you can board safely and comfortably.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

Fun day

Had a great day with good friends
100% recommend to anyone, plenty of stop off points for food, although we chose to picnic on the boat
A day of laughter and fun

by Anne Stewart on Blank Business Name
Throughly enjoyable day out

Had a wonderful day yesterday, the 9th October, 2016 on the Mirlees. Our Canadian friends came over for the weekend from Toronto and we wanted to do something different with them without travelling too far from home. We thought that we had done everything possible with them on their previous trips but how wrong were we.......narrow boating through our lovely Lancashire countryside. Lucian gave a safety briefing and we were soon on our way. A quintessentially English day out complete with canal side pub lunch, watching other boats come down the locks and even seeing an elusive kingfisher. Brilliant! We took tea, coffee, cakes etc and used the little galley kitchen to brew up. A few blankets to cover our legs whilst we sat outside all day. We had a great day out and would wholeheartedly recommend Ellerbeck narrow boats to anyone wanting a relaxing and different day out.

Excellent day

Recently had an excellent day on a narrow boat. Lucien made it all very easy. The boat was well equipped, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend for a relaxing day.

Fabulous fun

What a fabulous day trip aboard "Ruston", the boats are so well equipped, clean, smooth running - and such a lot of fun! Thanks to Lucien for all the advice before we embarked, our day was perfect - and an amazing surprise for birthday boy John!

Thanks to you both for your kind words. Glad you had a good day and John enjoyed his birthday.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

by Mr Ian bell on Blank Business Name

We hired the blue boat "Mirlees" for a family get together day out, It was excellent there were 10 of us in total 7 adults and 3 children, We all enjoyed the day very much The weather was fine and the Boat was well equipped with everything we needed also there was plenty of room for all of us for the size of the boat which is deceiving, We will certainly consider hiring one of the boats again as we can certainly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of hiring one, many thanks to all as it was a brilliant day out.

Thanks Ian for your glowing review, we certainly had a laugh during the morning briefing and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

by Steven Clifford on Blank Business Name

We have been using Ellerbeck day boats for a number of years as an annual mid year day out treat for a small group of adults and, on occasions, children. The service is professional, the prices are realistic and the narrowboats are fully equipped with everything necessary to provide a full days recreation. If you are looking for a fantastic and memorial day out, book a boat at Ellerbeck.

It was great to see you all again, thanks for a good laugh when you came back!! and we are pleased that you had another great day on the canal. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narowboats

by Chris Clark on Blank Business Name
Fantastic Day Out on the Canal

Having walked parts of the Canal around Chorley and Adlington for many years feeding the ducks, we eventually looked into hiring a canal boat for the day to surprise my parents who were coming down for a visit from Scotland.
When I told them what we were doing they were hugely excited and interested.
When we arrived they actually thought we were going on a canal trip, and never had taken in that the boat would be ours for the day.
Lucian was hugely informative, very adaptive to each person and their abilities and took great car to making us all feel confident about taking one of his boats out.
Having stuffed the boat full of more nibbles to feed an army, we set off and had a fantastic day out mooring up alongside a nice spit for our bacon baps, and then again alongside Haigh country park for our lunch. The weather was fine, the scenery excellent and we all had a great sleep that night !,.
Thanks again to Luvian and Ellerbeck narrow boat hire for a really lovely, enjoyable and interesting day out.

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your kind comments and describing an excellent relaxing day out which others couid also enjoy!!

Great to see you all, hope your parents have a safe journey back to Dundee and we hope to see you all again soon.

Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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