Following government guidelines, we are currently operating limited passage for essential travel only. Please telephone 01606 786 777 to book.
The thrill of taking your boat up (or down) the Anderton Boat Lift is surely something on every boater's bucket list. Find out more about how to book, how much it costs and how to stay safe.
It's truly a unique experience manoeuvering your boat into the caissons and letting our marvellous machine lift you effortlessly from one level to the other.
You can find current opening times for passage in our Notices section.
We will review the operating procedures each week and hope to extend the operating times once the new procedures are established. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.
For the safety of our colleagues and members of the public we will be operating within social distancing guidelines and we ask that you always follow the advice given from the lift operators during your passage.
Many thanks for your co-operation and patience during this period.
|Long tem licence holders|
|£20 single narrow beam (<7ft wide)|
|£30 return narrow beam (<7ft wide)|
The charges and restrictions vary depending on your licence:
You will need permission from your hire boat company before you are allowed to use the Anderton Boat Lift. Please be aware that the boat will also need to be licensed. Check our terms and conditions for details.
To make sure your visit is as safe as possible, please remember to:
In the unlikely event of an emergency, all passengers and crew should remain in their vessels unless instructed otherwise by our lift operators.
You can find all information on lock opening times in the Boaters Information.
Last date edited: 11 April 2021