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Canal Boat Cruises

Type:Canal / Waterway / Marina

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 events here. These include:

- Public Brunch, Lunch and Evening Dinner Cruises

- Tapas Cruises

- Valentine's 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.

Facilities include, toilets and central heating for those chilly days.


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Prices from £10 per passenger

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Canal Boat Cruises (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsSmall Visitor Attraction of the Year Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2014


Road Directions

Exit junction 3 from the M65 take the A675 signposted Walton le Dale, travel half a mile and turn into the Boatyard, drive past the Boatyard Inn and Riley Green Marina is situated at the bottom of the car park.



  • Booking essential
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Out of Hours Visits
  • Protect & Encourage Local Flora & Fauna
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Village Location

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access

Languages spoken

  • Indonesian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Group discounts available



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