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Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Charnock, Chorley. Pr7 4DE The Boatyard Rawlinson Lane | Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4DE, England
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+44 1257 480825
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a super day out at Ellerbeck Narrowboats this weekend with family and friends. The boat holds 10 people with a kitchen and ample decking for everyone to sit around and chat taking in the views. We opted for the self steer option and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for such a great review. Evidence that a day out on the canal can sometimes be just what is needed to chill out. See you all again soon Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the canal boat trip for my Mum's birthday and the day was lovely from start to finish. Lucien was excellent at teaching us the ropes and setting us up for a good day. Would highly recommend this activity as a great way to get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lauren Many thanks for your great review and it was a pleasure to see you all. Many thanks for your praise for the way I showed you the ropes. I really enjoy teaching people and that it helps to make your day that extra...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hired a boat for a day out with family...took a cool box full of goodies with us as there is a cooker on board...had sausage and bacon barms ...also took with us family games to play...moored up ate and drank wine..had a fantastic time all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Josh Many thanks for you great review, it certainly sounds like you had a perfect day out. Just one little thing that might put people off our boats, the toilet is not a standard chemical plastic toilet but a flushing china bowl toilet with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve just spent the day on one of the canal boats, 4 adults and 3 children 10am til 5.15pm. It’s been an amazing day - the boat was great we had everything we needed. All the staff were friendly and made sure we had all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zoe, many thanks for your great review and am pleased that you found the experience aboard our boats an excellent one for the whole family including the littl'uns! See you all again soon Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Hired boat for the day at short notice, good value, fully equipped, good safety briefing helpful service, lovely hot chocolate on the bus cafe whilst waiting for friends to arrive. Relaxed trip , no locks to operate great for a first time experience or family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

10 of us all family did the narrowboats for the first time in Oct. We loved every second of it and had fun and laughter throughout the day. Started with breakfast on board the red double decker bus , then had our talk on how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hi Linda, you are more than welcome and thank you so much for booking with us in the first place. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your day on board our boat and your breakfast in our bus cafe. Thank you for recommending us...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family with friends and found the whole experience enlightening. Lucien was very friendly and made us feel most welcome. Luckily we had perfect weather also. The boat was well equipped and had plenty of room for us all. The on board...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Hi Matt, Many thanks for your great review and I'm pleased that I helped to make your day enjoyable and that you had everything you needed aboard the boat. You definitely described a perfect day albeit a little cold, it was dry and you had...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Ellerbeck narrowboats are a long established organisation - not as long established as the Canal which arrived in Heath Charnock in 1795. They both service boats and hire day boats with an on site cafe in an old bus a new venture.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi, No, we're not as old as the canal which actually opened in 1816 with its 200 year celebrations in 2016. Thanks for mentioning our marine engineering business, P B Mechanical Services and our double decker bus café, The Boatyard Bus Café. I'm not sure...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

I have been using Ellerbeck Narrow Boats for many years and from day one the service received has been outstanding - the staff are polite and listen to requests plus try to accommodate wherever possible. If you have questions, the staff will answer honestly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi Chris Thank you once again for a great review and especially a big thank you for hiring our boats for many years now, we really do appreciate it. You emphasise the fact that we answer any questions that you may have and I can...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to have a day out on narrowboat and it didn’t disappoint. Fantastic, professional and reliable Company. Would highly recommend. Already planning next visit.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl B
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi Carl Many thanks for your great review. It is very much appreciated and we always like to come across as professional and friendly which is an important part of you being able to enjoy your day on the canal. See you all again soon....More

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motherinlaw51
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi, each of our boats can take a maximum of 10 people so you'll need to hire 2 boats for your 20 people. We often have larger groups hiring more than one boat. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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willandshirl
February 8, 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
I know all there is to know about this attraction!! How can I help? Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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745JohnM
December 23, 2017|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi John, it's not possible to walk to Blackrod along the canal as the canal winds it's way towards Red Rock and Haigh Hall.
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