Boat & Booking Info
Office Address & Contact Info:
Lancaster Canal Boats, c/o Barton Grange Hotel, 746-768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3 5AA
Tel: 01524 389410
Fax: 01772 861809
Office hours Mon-Fri 9:30 to 16:00
Please note that during busy periods we may not be able to answer your call straight away but leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS OUR OFFICE AND NOT THE ADDRESS OF THE BOAT*
Travelling by Car/Parking:
Lancaster : the nearest car park for Lancaster departures is The Auction Mart car park situated on Thurnham Street (sat nav postcode LA1 1XU). From the car park, a pedestrian crossing system takes you over the road to the canal & departure point.
Carnforth: cruises depart from The Canal Turn pub, situated on the A6, next to the BP garage (sat nav postcode LA5 9EE). Parking is not available in the pub car park.
Barton Grange: cruises depart from the marina located next to the garden centre on the A6. Our boat is in marina on right hand side just after the entrance gates.Car and Coach parking is free with flat easy access to the boat.(sat nav postcode PR3 0RB)
From north: leave motorway at jct. 33 and take A6 signposted Garstang/Blackpool. continue along A6 for 8 miles, bear right at roundabout into Barton Grange.
From Lancaster: take A6 through Scotforth & pass University & through Galgate. Then continue as above.
From Blackpool area: take M55 to jct 1 at Preston and turn left at end of exit road onto A6 signposted Garstang. Continue along A6 to Bilsborrow until you reach a roundabout into the Barton Grange garden centre.
Bus & Rain Connections: Click HERE
Bookings: Please note that booking in advance is essential for all cruises. Cruises run subject to demand. For card payments by telephone, call 01524 389410. We accept most credit and debit cards with no additional fee. Bookings can also be made securely online with payment via Worldpay.
All services are subject to weather and operational circumstances; please ring 01524 389410 during office hours to check sailings, particularly in the case of forecasted high winds .
Kingfisher: our luxury widebeam boat was specially built for us in 2008. She holds up to 60 passengers and operates all of our cruises. To learn more about Kingfisher & her facilities, please click HERE
Group Bookings: We welcome group bookings, large and small. You may book for as many passengers as you wish on any available cruise. Seats will be reserved together for your group. A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure a group booking.
Kingfisher holds up to 60 passengers, 48 passengers are at the fixed tables with the remaining passengers at temporary tables. On Special Cruises when you are booking for your group please bear in mind that there are 4 passengers around each table so if you have an uneven number in your group then you may be on separate tables - We always try our utmost to seat groups together by doing a seating plan for each cruise so as to avoid any problems.
Access to the boat is via a few steps - like getting on or off a coach.
Unfortunately the boat does not have wheelchair access, although we can accommodate wheelchair users who can walk short distances, provided that the chair is foldable.
Our friendly crew are happy to help any passengers who require assistance with boarding.
In addition, for anyone who has concerns, we will be happy to show you the boat in advance of your travel date so that you can check whether the access is suitable for your party.
Food & Drink:
Teas, coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks and confectionery are available to purchase on board.
Buffets and hot meals can be booked in advance for groups of 20 or more. To view our menus click HERE
Souvenirs & Gifts:
Souvenirs can be purchased on board the boat subject to availability.
We also sell Gift Vouchers for all of our cruises. Why not treat family or friends, so that they can enjoy a wonderful canal cruise experience? Just let us know what you would like and we'll create a personalised voucher for you. You don't even have to choose a date - you could, for example, treat someone special to two tickets on a fish & chip cruise of their choice - we let them know all available dates & they can choose when they are ready.
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We operate a strict no-smoking policy for both interior and exterior spaces of the boat.
Guide dogs and well-behaved dogs travel free however we do not allow dogs on food cruises
Concessions & Children:
Under 16s and over 60s travel at the concession rate (available on selected cruises only).
Children under 3 travel may travel free of charge, but must not occupy a seat if there is no spare one available.
ready to book call us on 01524 389410