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Kingfisher Cruises

Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster LA1 1AZ, England
+44 1524 389410
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Lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon

I went with some friends on Afternoon Tea cruise from Barton Grange which should have gone to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Audrey K
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Preston, United Kingdom
Horse drawn cruise was idyllic but too short

Trip was well organised and really enjoyable. Lovely novel trip but would have loved it to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jlogan1302
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Hertfordshire
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Kingfisher Cruises Lancaster Canal Boats is a fun, unique, multi-award-winning business. We go the extra mile for every one of our guests! We operate from Lancaster between May & October, with Lune Aqueduct Cruises scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all served with optional "Cream Tea". We depart from Opposite the Waterwitch in Lancaster. Saturdays & Sundays our weekend Service departs from Barton Grange Garden Centre in Garstang. Our one of a kind "Horse Drawn Boat Cruise" with optional "Cream Tea" is the only dual operation cruise in the country offering a unique and different experience for all ages to enjoy. Our Entertainment Cruises offer a perfect combination of traditional favorites such as Fish and Chips or Hotpot Supper plus lively ABBA, Motown, Rock & Roll and Buble performed by some of the areas best entertainers. In addition, our Santa Special Cruises have become a local tradition not to be missed! Every year we create the perfect Mother's and Father's Day
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster LA1 1AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with some friends on Afternoon Tea cruise from Barton Grange which should have gone to Garstang and transport provided back to Barton Grange. We had good seats on a very hot afternoon and were told that due to canal being only just over...More

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LCBoats, Public Relations Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent cruise with Kingfisher Cruises. We are so sorry that because of low water conditions in the canal you were unable to enjoy the route and length of cruise you had originally booked. We are unfortunately at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trip was well organised and really enjoyable. Lovely novel trip but would have loved it to be longer. Will definitely be back to try a full day cruise soon.More

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LCBoats, Public Relations Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent cruise with Kingfisher Cruises. We are happy to hear you felt the trip was well organised and enjoyable. I have forwarded your recommendation for the Horse Drawn Boat Cruise to be longer to our Managing...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Everything about the Kingfisher afternoon tea and cruise is excellent. The staff were friendly and obliging and the afternoon tea was superb. We stopped on the Lune Aqueduct for photos. Overall the cruise was 1.75 hours just right. A great experience for a warm sunny...More

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LCBoats, Director of Sales at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our Lune Aqueduct Afternoon Tea Cruise. We will pass your positive comments forward to our Boatmaster and Crew.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A fantastic cruise with great food and a lovely crew great value for money very highly recommended Tony and Pauline Riley

1  Thank Tony R
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LCBoats, Director of Sales at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Tony...Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a very positive review. We are happy to hear that your time onboard "The Kingfisher" was an enjoyable experience for you both.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Went yesterday on the finisher as part of a tour with gb tours the boat is very nice the staff are very friendly super organised. The fish and chips were lovely and hot served at our table .all in all had a great couple of...More

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LCBoats, Guest Relations Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. We love to hear back from our guests and will be sure to forward your comments to our crew. We hope you will visit us again whenever your plans include time in our...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was a Lancaster & Morecambe Lions Club social evening. We did the Fish and Chips trip. The staff would good and the food good. After our meal, we had a quiz. We stopped at the viaduct and enjoyed the view, before the return journey....More

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LCBoats, Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We hop to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I booked the short trip up to the aqueduct and back for my last morning in Lancaster and that morning turned out to be lashing down with rain! But the trip went ahead I'm very pleased to say. There was a coach party on hoard...More

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LCBoats, Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. With regards to the smoking it is a tricky area for a lot of businesses like ours these days & if people smoke out front it then comes back...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I travelled as part of a coach trip and thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing trip, we were welcomed and helped aboard and took our seats and during the trip we were served a selection of sandwiches and then a large scone with jam and fresh...More

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LCBoats, Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us!! We will also pass on your comments to Sarah! Thank you!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you want to listen to the staff using the F word and the driver / captain or whatever he's called smoking whilst you eat your cream tea - feel freeMore

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LCBoats, Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your review! We can only apologise that you did not enjoy your cruise with us. The staff in question are no longer employed by our company. We hope you will re join us soon so we can offer you the high quality...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I really hate the idea of leaving a negative review but I feel very strongly about my experience on the party trip I went on Firstly the food was dire a very expensive buffet was paid for but it was very low quality , I...More

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LCBoats, Manager at Kingfisher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your review - to be honest we have been expecting one from this particular party so let me give you the appropriate feedback from your cruise some 5 weeks ago!: Firstly with regards to the food - the buffet supplied was one...More

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nikwal2
17 June 2018|
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Hi Nicola, Thank you for considering Kingfisher Cruises for your pre-wedding event. I would suggest you call our office 01524-389410 and one of our event specialists will be happy to answer your questions.
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Hannah N
27 June 2016|
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Response from rahrah700 | Property representative |
Hi yes we provide an ashtray on the back of the boat with our boatmaster
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Thank you for your question. We did used to operate the cruises from the waterwitch at weekends however there was little or no interest in them so we stopped running them which is why we operate them now from barton grange... More
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