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Canal Boat Cruises


Riley Green Marina, Bolton Road, Hoghton, PRESTON, Lancashire, PR5 0SP

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Tel: 01254 202967

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Canal Boat Cruises

Welcome to Canal Boat Cruises, a fun, unique multi award-winning canal boat company operated by John and Lesley Yates and their children Ellie, Bridie and Louis, who all go the extra mile for each and every one of their guests.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Romance, live the dream of going back in time 200 years to the time when the canals were built. Relax and unwind as you listen to pleasant background music and view the birds and animals that make their homes along the canalside.

Romance is a luxury wide beam luxury canal boat holding up to 40 passengers with panoramic views to each seat, bow area where you can stretch your legs & meet new people, fully central heated for chilly days, fully licensed bar, catering and two toilets.

Owners John and Lesley Yates have sought to combine their passion for Lancashire waterways with their individual skills, qualifications and experience to offer a unique experience cruising the Leeds Liverpool Canal in the heart of the idyllic Lancashire countryside.

Canal Boat Cruises are open all year round from their base at Riley Green Marina.

Take a look at all of their upcoming cruises here. These include:

- Public Brunch, Lunch and Evening Dinner Cruises

- Tapas Cruises

- Mother's Day and Father's Day Cruises

- Afternoon Cream Tea Cruises

- Festive Cruises

- Search for Santa Magical Cruises

Private Charters - Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and more...

Wedding Receptions - set sail and creat memories that will last forever...

Corporate Hire - the ideal setting for a corporate event, product launch, meetings, team building, office parties and staff outings.

Group Cruises - Specialists in catering for the group market with our midweek group itinerary.

Group Days Out Packages - why not combine your cruise with other local attrations to create the perfect day out.

Fully Licenced Bar - we have a fully stocked licenced bar and extensive wine list.

Catering - from simple buffets to an elegant evening dinner, all our food is prepared freshly on board in our state of the art galley.





Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Friday Two Course Lunch Cruise 12pm-3pm£25.00 fixed price menu
Saturday Afternoon Cream Tea Cruise 12pm-2pm£25.00 fixed price menu
Saturday Evening Tapas Cruise 7.30pm-10pm£25.00 fixed price menu
Saturday Three Course Dinner Cruise 7pm-10pm£39.00 fixed price menu
Thursday Afternoon Cream Tea Cruise 12pm-2pm£21.50 fixed price menu
Weekend Three Course Lunch Cruise 12pm-3pm£39.00 fixed price menu

Prices are based on adults, children can be accommodated at a reduced cost.

Cruises do not operate every week, for further information or reservations please call Ellie on 01254 202967, email info@canalboatcruises.co.uk or view their website.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


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Special Offers

  • Mothers Day Lunch & Canal Cruise
    22 March - Mother’s Day Lunch

    12:00PM & 4:30pm 3 Hour £39.00 per person
    Adults – £39.00pp
    (8 years – 14 years – £19.50pp) (3 years – 7 years – £12.50pp) (under 3 years – Free)
    Homemade Soup of the Day (V) (Please ask for details)
    Duck with Orange Pate
    All served with warm wholemeal mini loaf
    Spout House Farm Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy
    Roast Chicken Breast with Yorkshire Pudding, Sage and Onion Stuffing served with Chicken Gravy
    Mushroom, Cranberry & Brie wellington (V) – Saute mushrooms, cranberries & seasoned spinach with hazelnuts, topped with brie puff pastry
    Pancakes filled with roasted Mediterranean vegetables in a cheese sauce (V)
    All Served with Roast Potatoes and Chef’s selection of Seasonal Vegetables
    Deep Filled Farmhouse Baked Apple Pie
    Toffee Crunch Pie
    Served with Cream or Custard
    ***Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & other Dietary needs or allergies can all be catered for upon request***
    For further information or reservations please call the office on 01254 202967 or email info@canalboatcruises.co.uk or book online – http://canalboatcruises.co.uk/book-a-table/ 

    Please note that a booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been paid.
    *If payment is not received within 3 working days your reservation will be cancelled*

    Please note that deposits are non refundable


    Offer code - Mothersday2020



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    Canal Boat Cruises, HoghtonWelcome to Canal Boat Cruises, we are the fun, unique,multi award-winning family canal boat company operated by John and Lesley Yates and their children Ellie, Bridie and Louis. Short breaks, full weeks, beginners and novices welcome.

    Canal Boat Cruises, HoghtonWelcome to Canal Boat Cruises, a fun, unique multi award-winning canal boat company operated by John and Lesley Yates and their children Ellie, Bridie and Louis, who all go the extra mile for each and every one of their guests.

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