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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
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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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Sunday lunch

Food was hot, delicious and excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and we had a great afternoon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoriaberry
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was hot, delicious and excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and we had a great afternoon.

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1 Thank Victoriaberry
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the Sunday lunch trip down to Salford Quays and had a fabulous time. The food was excellent and plentiful good basic home cooking. Staff worked really hard to accommodate us in every way from serving up the delicious meal and drinks to manning the locks on route down to the Quays. All in all was a brilliant day... More 

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1 Thank Diane W
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous way to spend Sunday afternoon! Excellent food, reasonably priced drinks, helpful, friendly and knowledgable staff and a very enjoyable tour of the canals. I have lived in Manchester all my life but still found out lots of the history I didn't know! Would recommend this trip to anyone - even the most discerning of customers. Thank you... More 

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1 Thank janheywood
Hyde, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future. More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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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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2 Thank Taylor1998
2 reviews
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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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Minesabeer582
2 reviews
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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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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