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Galgate Waterside & Marina

Main Road, Galgate, Lancaster, LA2 0LG
01524 751491
TYHA Gold Anchor Award Scheme - 3 Anchors


A pretty marina with lock-free cruising

Galgate Waterside and Marina is situated on the Lancaster Canal, notable for being close to the coast and lock-free. In a picturesque setting at the edge of the village, it’s in a great location for exploring the north west, or for simply relaxing with a glass of wine on your boat. Galgate is a well-serviced marina, and the absence of locks on the canal makes it ideal if you enjoy weekend and holiday cruising. It is convenient for Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool, as well as the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Galgate facilities

We have your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including: 

Safety & security 

  •  A secure marina with key access gates and CCTV
  • All jetties have a non-slip surface and are well-lit at night 
  • Well-kept environments
  • 24-hour emergency call out


  • Laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers
  • 3 showers and 5 toilets, open 24/7
  • Refuse and recycling facilities
  • Free allocated car parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Red diesel available onsite
  • The Plough is nearby - 2 minute walk


  • Fully serviced jetties
  • Pump-out - operated by pre-paid card
  • 2 Elsan disposal points
  • Excellent customer service

Mooring packages

Your mooring options at Galgate Waterside & Marina are:

  • Leisure moorings
  • Residential moorings
  • Visitor moorings
  • Winter moorings

If you choose an annual contract, either residential or leisure, as well as access to all of the facilities you also receive:

  • Explore 34 – Free stop-overs at other marinas in the Aquavista group
  • Moor Benefits – Access to our exclusive Moor Benefits programme
  • A choice of payment options – quarterly or annual
  • Regular newsletters and surveys – We make sure you’re up to date with any important news about our marinas, and we love getting your feedback on how we’re doing

Residential mooring package

A residential mooring means that Galgate would become your legally recognised residence and you could officially call it your home. You would also receive a host of other benefits including:

  • A registered UK postal address and post box - all your mail can be delivered to a lockable post box at the marina, and you can use the marina address to register for doctors and schools etc.
  • Free council tax when choosing a composite council tax option
  • A secure parcel collection point for your parcels
  • A 2000L Keter storage box to store your belongings securely, including your bikes.
  • One free wash & dry per week in our upgraded laundry facility
  • One free pump out per month
  • Access to Vivup Lifestyle Discounts – discounts on lots of high street brands and supermarkets

Galgate Waterside & Marina photo gallery

View of the canal, boats and marina
Over looking the canal and marina
Boats and historic bridge over the canal
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Explore 34 – your free Aquavista stop-overs

We have 29 unique and special locations around the UK, and our Explore 34 benefit means when you moor with us on an annual contract, you can stay at any of our other marinas for up to 34 nights at no extra cost*.

Find out more here

Things to do in Lancashire and nearby

Galgate Waterside & Marina is a great base for exploring the north west. Take to the great outdoors, heading for the familiar beauty of the Lake District, the southern reaches of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or the undeservedly less well-known Forest of Bowland. Follow the Pendle Witch Trail to explore the history and the geography of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is on your doorstep at the marina. You’re also close enough for a day trip to the seaside at Blackpool or Morecambe, and Lancaster town has great shopping, an imposing castle and a riverside Maritime Museum.


Opening hours

You can call us on 01524 751491 and we will be more than happy to help you or arrange an appointment to view the marina.

During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit.

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To moor with us at Galgate Waterside & Marina please get in touch

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