Skippered hire

Skippered daily canal boat hire
Enjoy a skippered cruise on The Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Heath Charnock near Chorley without having to steer the boat yourselves.
Sit back, relax and take in the stunning scenery.
We could also organise yourfood and drink for the day!!
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From 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm (Or dusk whichever is earlier):
Start from our boatyard at 10am in the morning and return at 6pm or dusk (whichever is earlier), return times can be viewed by visiting our Latest Return Times page.

Maximum of 10 people:
Same as for self steer hire, you can still have a maximum of 10 people on board plus our skipper. Remember that this does mean all people which includes small children and babies.

Plan your day as you choose with your skipper (boats are not permitted through locks):
We will not plan your day for you so it's not set before you arrive. When you arrive you will meet with your skipper and plan your day as you would if you were steering the boat yourself. Of course your skipper will offer his/her advice and ideas to ensure you get the most of your day. Or you could just let your skipper make a plan for you.

Visit any of the attractions, restaurants or pubs along the route:
All of the pubs, attractions and places to visit are available to you and these can be seen on our Route Plan web page.

Opportunity to steer the boat, if you so choose!
How hard can it be to steer the boat? If you decide on the day that you or any of your group actually do want to have a go at steering the boat, your skipper will be more than happy to show you how it's done...just ask!!
Buoyancy aids available to everyone in all sizes:
Our skippers are all trained to deal with a "man overboard" situation but we understand that some people are still cautious around water which is why we don't only provide buoyancy aids for children but adults too in all sizes.

Dogs are welcome:
We welcome well behaved dogs, We even have buoyancy aids for them too!!

Prices:
Time of year April to September (Inclusive) October to March (Inclusive)
Monday to Friday £225.00 £205.00
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays £275.00 £235.00

Calendar overview

Review the overview calendar below on a month-by-month basis for all three of our boats and select the boat name to the left of the calendar to open a boat specific booking page where you can select the specific date required and fill out our reservation form.
Once we receive your reservation, we will contact you for 50% of the booking fee with the balance due on the day of hire along with the returnable security deposit
If you are looking to book more than one year in advance, select the last available month in the dropdown list then select the dropdown list again and more future months will appear.
 
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Friday 23rd February 202410am to 6pm : This was reserved on Monday 19th February 2024
Saturday 24th February 20249am to 5pm : This was reserved on Thursday 25th January 2024
Sunday 25th February 202410am to 5.45pm : This was reserved on Tuesday 6th February 2024
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