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 truly a unique experience maneuvering your own boat into the caissons and letting our marvellous machine lift you effortlessly as it transports you from one level to the other.
You can find current opening times for passage in our Notices section.
Passage times vary.
During this unprecedented period of restrictions due to Covid-19 we will be operating a reduced passage schedule.
Lift Passage will be bookable 48hours in advance between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00
Lift Passage will be available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 10:00 and 13:00 and Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00
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 Trust employees 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.
Please note: the Lift is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning so you can't make your way through until 11.30am (down) or 12.15pm (up). (This may change from time to time.)
|£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: 5 August 2020