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Canal Boat Cruises


Riley Green Marina, Bolton Road, Hoghton, Lancashire, PR5 0SP
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Tel: 01254 202967

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Canal Boat Cruises

Welcome 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.

If you’re looking for something different, then choosing accommodation on one of our canal boats is just that. Not only do you experience luxury accommodation with all the modern amenities, you can relax and take in the ever-changing scenery on your doorstep as you cruise through the countryside.

Whether you wish to experience the waterways on a short break, take a weekend to cruise locally or book a full boating holiday, you can rest assured that you will receive a warm welcome, first class service and luxury accommodation.

Beginners and novices welcome as we give full tuition and guidance on manoeuvring the boat and guide you through at least six locks.

Families are also welcome and we provide life vests for all infants, children and adults.

Bridie Bear - 2 to 4 berth boat - built in 2014

Layla Boa - 2 to 6 berth boat - built in 2013

King Louis - 4 to 8 berth boat built in 2013

If you would like to hire Romance on an exclusive basis then their charter cruises are for you. Romance can be chartered by the hour for up to 37 guests, including crew and your choice of catering. 3 hours (minimum hire) £425 hourly rate after 3 hours £150 per hour. The price includes boat master, cabin manager and cabin staff. 


Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Bridie Bear (2-4 Berth)£700.00 per unit pw
King Louis (8 Berth)£850.00 per unit pw
Layla Boa (6 Berth)£799.00 per unit pw

*All our boats can be hired for:
Weekend breaks run Friday - Monday
Midweek Breaks run Monday - Friday
Full weeks depart Friday, Saturday or Monday

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • 4 Visit England Stars
4 Visit England Stars


  • Sub-Regional AwardsSelf Catering Holiday of the Year Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2013
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsHighly Commended Self Catering Holiday of the Year Highly Commended Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Toruism Awards 2013 Finalist Lancashire Toruism Awards 2013 Finalist 2013
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014


Road Directions

Exit junction 3 of the M65, take the A675 sign posted Walton-le-Dale. You will find us approximately half a mile from the motorway roundabout on the right hand side, sign posted The Boatyard.

Public Transport Directions

Preston Railway Station, take bus Route 152 Preston to Burnley and leave at Riley Green stop.Blackburn Railway Station, take bus Route 152 Burnley to Preston and leave at Riley Green stop.



  • Suitable for hearing-impaired
  • Suitable for visually-impaired

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Children Welcome

Leisure Facilities

  • Private Fishing Available

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • DVD player

Specialist Features

  • Activity Breaks

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available



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