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. The good ship Snail enjoyed a complete refit for the 2012 season. We hope you'll find her 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.


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 tranquility 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 accesible, 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 phonecall away and never too far to drop by if needs be.