Water Babies

Affordable holidays on the beautiful Lancaster canal

Phone Number: 0745 33 66 22 1

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that need answering that you can't find listed here, related to canal boat hire, narrowboat hire and canal boat holidays in Lancaster then please give us a call on 0745 33 66 22 1.


Please read the Insurance section of the Terms and Conditions of hire.


 How Do You Know Where To Go on the Canal?

A Lancaster Canal Guide is on both boats, this shows where you are and where you can moor up etc. It also gives details of the area and where you can find shops, bars and places of interest.

What you need to bring

Storage space aboard a narrow boat is limited. We recommend you bring a sensible selection of informal clothing. Non-slip shoes or deck shoes are essential for your safety when decks become wet and slippery. As you well know, the English weather is not the most predictable, therefore we recommend that you bring warm clothes, cool clothes and waterproofs to ensure a comfortable cruise.

Diesel and Gas

All included in the price of your holiday.

Bedding, towels and cooking utensils

Freshly laundered bedding and towels are provided on your arrival and each boat is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.


Your pets are welcome to come on holiday with you. Just let us know at time of booking. But please help us to look after our fleet by keeping your pets off the bedding and upholstery.

Car Parking

We have a parking area at our base. We do not charge but owners leave their vehicles at their own risk.

Buoyancy Aids

We will be happy to provide Buoyancy Aids at your request.

The Bond Payment

We take a bond of £150 (cash) once our guests are happy with their boat and its facilities on departure. This is returned on the last morning of your break when we have checked that there is no excessive damages or breakages have occurred and the boat is returned in the condition it was collected.

Late Arrival

Please let us know if you are held up and will be late collecting the boat.

Call Water Babies for canal boat hire, narrowboat hire and for any questions you have when considering canal boat holidays in Lancaster.