The lock gates are manned and can be operated from one hour before Liverpool High Water to two hours after, where H.W. falls during daylight hours between 07.00 and 20.00 hrs.

Call VHF Channel 16 “Riversway” for lock keeper when on duty.


Marina & boatyard

Boat storage is easy - on land or afloat.  Preston is an ideal place for a winter refit and cost effective storage.

Training Centre

RYA qualified instructors, Great indoor facilities, 40 acres of water and a river to learns the skills - what more could you want; fresh scones? OK, you've got it.

Boat Sales

Looking for your next great adventure?  We have a constantly changing selection of pre-owned boats for sale.

Shop & Chandlery

Clothing and gifts with a boaty twist...   and because there's always just one more bit you need to make things ship-shape we have a selection of chandlery items to finish the job.

Licensed Coffee Shop

Delicious light lunches and snacks. Enjoy a coffee or ice cream in our dog friendly seating area (quiet, well behaved dogs welcome).

Licenced bar open 7 days &  Thursday evenings. Pizzas from 4.30pm on Thursdays.

Download Ribble estuary pilotage notes (PDF)
Download Lock Gate Operations Schedule 2022 (.pdf)
Extra Tide Lock Operations Schedule 2022 (.pdf)

If you're looking for a way to get afloat contact one of the clubs based here at Preston Marina


Dragon Boats

Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing and most exciting water sports you can take part in. Not only is paddling great fun and a fantastic way to meet new people but it can also help you reach your fitness goal. Paddling engages your whole body whilst giving you a cardio workout; we work hard but our main priority is having fun!

Learn More