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Address: Botany Bay, Chorley PR6 9AE, England
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+44 1257 273269

Recently refurbished. Here at Boatel we are dedicated to providing your...

Recently refurbished. Here at Boatel we are dedicated to providing your perfect party, with tailor made cruises our specialty. We have standard hire parties with choice of menu's, but if you don’t see what you want, please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate your requests. The Royal Sovereign is a wide beam canal cruiser and can cater for up to 60 guests. It is also one of the only boats in the North West with a dedicated dance floor, full disco equipment, resident DJ & compere and a fully stocked licensed bar. We have been running party cruises for over 35 years and have earned a fantastic reputation, with lots of happy customers who come back year after year. Viewings are more than welcome, just give us a call or drop us an email via the website!

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Hen Do to remember!!!!

Superbly arranged, organised and well executed hen party! The staff couldn't of done any more to make this a night to remember! The food served was delicious and the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Laura J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite rarely actually answering the phone, and being less then helpful when finally doing so, we finally booked aboard the 'Mothers Day Cruise'. The good bits: We were told the trip was discounted (although after some quick research, the same price is available everywhere, if not cheaper). The bad bits: The boat is old, badly painted and tatty. The sun... More 

Thank Maureen W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Superbly arranged, organised and well executed hen party! The staff couldn't of done any more to make this a night to remember! The food served was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. Song requests taken which meant the dancing and partying never stopped all night! The boat was wonderfully decorated and well prepared with plenty of stock in the drinks... More 

Thank Laura J
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Whilst a passenger on Boatel I was verbally accosted by a passenger who was so drunk he shouldn't have been served any more beer. But, hey profits come before passengers. I was offered no assistance by the two men who were in charge that day, and I am still awaiting a response to the email which I sent to them... More 

Thank Patricia W
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I held my daughter's 5th birthday with Boatel today. What can I say?! Absolutely brilliant! The booking process was easy and well explained. On the day, we arrived a bit early to set up and found that the boat was decorated perfectly for the party and there was nothing really for us to do. The boat was warm, clean, and... More 

Thank LifesABeach2010
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What an absolute amazing time we all had on this party boat. We went for Christmas dinner and party with DJ and karaoke. 4 hours cruise along canal, the staff were very friendly and the service was attentive. Nothing was to much trouble at all. The meal was nice and surprised how much they can cater for. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

Thank Terrybakeruk
Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was pretty average but was as expected and overall we had a great night dancing the night away. Not the most expensive Christmas party but thoroughly enjoyed the night.

Thank Bluchip134
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

£28 per person for watery veg soup minus the veg. Turkey dinner ok 1 choice of pudding - Christmas pudding yuk!! 20 years since I was on here still the same.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

40 of us cruised down the river, hardly noticed we were moving , we had hot pot lunch & fresh bread & red cabbage too fab! We hired a Ukulele band & sang along , excellent. Staff helpful & deals on drinks read the signs on the bar wall, 3 hour trip we want to do it again it was... More 

Thank jowhyStaines
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was a gift for Fathers Day so we looked forward to a cosy afternoon and a trip along the Leeds Liverpool canal. Immediately stepping onto the scruffy barge we noticed the smell of damp. The barge is used for hen parties and was sparsely furnished with hard seats and metal tables. Value biscuits were set out on plates and... More 

Thank michelle3011
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have just spent a most enjoyable hour and a half on a cruise on the Liverpool Leeds canal We used a voucher from Living Social which entitled us to afternoon tea with a selection of cakes,biscuits and scones The weather was lovely and warm and the whole experience was very relaxing The crew were very helpful and I can... More 

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