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Address: Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
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+44 161 902 0222
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

Our family-run company has operated passenger boats in Manchester for over...

Our family-run company has operated passenger boats in Manchester for over 25 years and our two vessels, LS Lowry and Emmeline Pankhurst, are named after famous local people who were born, lived and worked in Manchester and Salford, the very areas we operate in. Our restaurant and party boats cruise all year round for groups and individuals, providing unique venues to celebrate your occasion whilst discovering the world famous historic Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal which in 2011 celebrated its 250th Anniversary. During your privately chartered cruise you have the best views of the exciting waterside developments from Castlefield in Manchester City Centre to Salford Quays with a great view of Manchester United’s 'Theatre of Dreams’, Media City UK, home of the BBC in the north, The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum North.Our restaurant and party boats provide the perfect venues to celebrate your occasion, which may be a Birthday, Hen Party, Anniversary or Corporate event that can be customised to your needs. Whether you decide to dine, dance, drink, or all three, you can be confident that whatever your requests, we will deliver, meet and go beyond your expectations.

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Corporate Summer Party was a roaring success

I cannot rate this company highly enough; me and my colleagues had an amazing time for our annual Summer Party. The food was amazing, the staff catered to our every need ensuring... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I cannot rate this company highly enough; me and my colleagues had an amazing time for our annual Summer Party. The food was amazing, the staff catered to our every need ensuring I could also enjoy the evening as they took on my role as "organizer" on the night. Would definitely recommend and can't wait until our next trip :D... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I bought a City Centre Cruise from Groupon as a christmas present for my wife and daughters. When my wife went to book it they had only one date, a Thursday early afternoon. As we all work this was no use at all, my wife asked could they extend the date but was told no. For a refund I had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I booked this boat for our Christmas party this year, as we decided we wanted something different. We voted between us as a team and decided to have Christmas dinner on the boat. The food was lovely and served both efficiently and pleasantly. The drinks on board were reasonably priced. The staff were both friendly and polite and very helpful... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We booked the boat for our works Christmas party, there were about 40 of my colleagues. I had doubts thinking it would be cold but the boat was very warm and cosy. We had a bar and disco and karaoke, there was plenty of room to dance and move around easily, the staff were all very friendly and the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had the most fabulous time aboard, food totally out of this world, views to die for, must highly recommend this to anyone....I was absolutely blown away! Thank you ❤

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We use the canal barge to get to Old Trafford on special match days. There are other canal if river barges providing a similar trip but this is the best and most civilised. You can get a table reserved for larger groups. Drinks are a little expensive but a great way to travel to and from a match at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Once again I returned to the boat for a cruise up Manchesters canal! Yet again a wonderful fun trip. Excellent food,which considering the tiny gallery kitchen compares very well with meals I have eaten locally at twice the price. The captain and all the staff were exceptional in making every one of us feel special. A super treat in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This tour was so much better than I had hoped. I had been a little concerned about spending 3 hours on a canal boat but I needn't have worried the time just slipped by. The guide was very knowledgeable and the boat staff were friendly. It was a lovely way to see the canals from a different angle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

i went on this trip with my two sisters and mother. We had the lunch trip it was fantastic and the staff couldn`t have been better. This was a really relaxing day after a great weekend thanks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wow lived in Manchester all my life and at 41 years of age finally been on this trip ? It's amazing anyone that comes to our great city must do the cruise great value for money and the food was delicious. Keep it up and thanks for a great afternoon x

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