Welcome Aboard 'Snail'

Welcome to the home page for Snail, our 44ft steel narrowboat, accommodating up to 4 people, located on the picturesque Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield marina. We know you'll find the good ship Snail cosy and accommodating.

We are a small family business aiming to offer affordable holidays afloat to all. You'll find you don't have to 'shell out a lot' for a quality narrowboat holiday aboard Snail. We charge a set price of £110 a night with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Our nightly charge will be rising to £120 per night in 2017. For bookings secured before January 1st 2017 we will honour the £110 2016 rates.

We invite you to go at 'Snails pace', knock it down a cog, and relax into life at 4mph, you'll find the simplicity of narrowboat living refreshing. Kick back and unwind as you wind your way through the stunning South Lakeland countryside. Experience the peace and tranquillity of life on the canal.

There are over 40 lock free miles to explore, teeming with wildlife, history, pubs, and character. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Snail. People new to boating will find she is an easy boat to handle, and her generous cruising deck and covered porch at the bow make her an ideal rental boat.
Snails home mooring is ideally situated at Tewitfileld Marina in the South Lakes, easily accessible, and signposted, just off junction 35 of the M6. Here you will be met and shown the ins and outs and how to's of Snail.

We will accompany you on a short cruise to ensure you are comfortable at the helm, then leave you to unpack, settle in and enjoy your time aboard. If you require further assistance during your stay, encounter a problem or simply have a question, we are only a phone call away and never too far to drop by if needs be.