BluebellLancaster Canal Narrowboat Holidays

Availability, Prices & Booking

Dates highlighted in red are reserved. If the dates you require are unavailable, please drop us an email anyway as we may be able to accommodate you. 

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  • Per night- £135.00, minimum 3 night stay
  • Per week (7 nights) £890.00
  • Price for 2 weeks discounted a further 5%
  • Prices for longer hire of 3 weeks+ are negotiable on request

We ask that you leave a security deposit of £350.00 when checking in. This security deposit covers the boat insurance excess in the event of any damage caused to or by the boat whilst in your charge and is a surety against late and safe return on your part.   The security deposit will be returned to you in full at check out when Bluebell returns on time and in a good state of repair. This is a condition of hiring the boat and we thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Remember — Bluebell is the holiday and there is no need to take expensive day trips while aboard. However, if you’d like to know more about what’s available in the local area, the following websites may be useful:

Visit Lancashire
Lancaster City, Coast and Countryside

What is included in the price?

Clean bed linen and towels are provided. The boat is fully fuelled with diesel and gas for cooking. There is everything you need to lay and light the fire. If you need more fuel for the wood burning stove, wood and anthracite ovoids  are available to buy in Carnforth from the canal side petrol station and in the local shops. Buoyancy aids are provided with the boat. Free car parking at the marina for one car is available. If your party intends to arrive in more than one car please let us know as we will have to make special parking arrangements.

How to Book

Email us, call us on  07854 596989 or write to:

Mr and Mrs Oram
13 Lunesdale View

Once we have received your booking form we will hold your booking for 14 days.  Your booking may be cancelled if we have not received payment for your holiday and a signed copy of the hire agreement at the end of this two week period. We ask that you pay 50% of the cost of your holiday when booking and 50%  4 weeks before check in date. 


Payment for your holiday can be made by —

  • Cheque — cheques made payable to Kyle Oram
  • Bank Transfer — details will be sent out with the booking forms.
  • Cash

Booking will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment for your holiday.


Checking in Times

Check in time is usually 14:00 to allow us to ensure Bluebell is all ship-shape and ready to go before you arrive, and then to ensure we have enough time together before your departure for a thorough handover of the boat. There is a lot to chat about when you first arrive on Bluebell and you may well have questions you’d like to ask. If you cannot make this time, please let us know ASAP and we will do our best to make alternative arrangements.

Checking out Times

Check out time is 10:00 prompt on the day of departure, outside Tewitfield Marina. Check out arrangements are outlined in detail during our initial face-to-face briefing when we welcome you on board.

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Not sure if a narrowboat holiday is for you?

Here are some sources of further information:

The Boater’s DVD
The Handbook