Surely one for the boater's bucket list - the thrill of taking your boat up (or down) the Anderton Boat Lift. Find out more about charges and the safety info you need.
It's truely a unique experience manoevering your own boat into the cassons and letting our marvelous machine lift you effortlessly as it transports you from one level to the other.
The lift is available for private passage seven days a week from 18 March to 5 November 2017.
Passage times vary depending on the peak and off-peak schedules. Call our bookings office for more information: 01606 786 777 or download our fee boaters' leaflet:
Please note: the lift is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning so you can't make you way through until 11:30 (down) or 12:15 (up). (But this does change form time to time.)
|Advance booking fee:|
|£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 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 these to:
In the unlikely event of an emergency, all passengers and crew should remain in their vessels unless instructed otherwise by our lift operator.
Once down on the river, you need to call ahead to the lock keeper should you want to travel through one of the 4 manned locks. This will allow for the locks to be prepared before you arrive.
All information on lock opening times and lock keeper's telephone numbers can be found in the above boaters leaflet or via your email confirmation received upon booking lift passage.
Last date edited: 18 October 2017