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Address: Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 902 0222
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Excellent afternoon!

My husband and I have just returned from a Sunday lunch cruise, which was most enjoyable and exceeded our expectations! The commentary was very interesting but not over intrusive... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I have just returned from a Sunday lunch cruise, which was most enjoyable and exceeded our expectations! The commentary was very interesting but not over intrusive and the food was far better than I thought would be possible with limited facilities. It all tasted fresh and homemade. Everything was hot - even the roll to go with... More 

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married at Barca (that's another story!!) and The Emmeline Pankhurst picked us up outside for a 3 hour reception cruise and what a wonderful time everyone had :-). We had a fairly simple buffet of sandwiches quiche and nibbles but it was well presented and to a high standard. The staff and crew were excellent. The children (and... More 

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1 Thank iain j
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic afternoon we had yesterday we were a pary of four on our first trip. The staff were genuinely nice and soooo helpful especially the lady who served us - nothing too much trouble and all staff were very customer friendly/foccused and very organised. Captain 's historical commentary was great. Fab three course Sunday lunch on board which... More 

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2 Thank suzymarley
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought this for my dad in law and my husband for a christmas gift. They have just returned today from what they said was a fabulous day out. The weather was smiling, the food was of an excellent standard and they felt very looked after by the staff. They have said they would definitely do it again. Thank you... More 

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2 Thank rozenaclark
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We privately hired the Emmeline Pankhurst boat for a three hour Saturday evening cruise, for a hen party (we were a group of 24, we had lots of space). We had prosecco as a welcome drink then a fantastic dinner (really exceeded my expectations at £10.50pp, delicious food and great value). There were speakers on board so I could plug... More 

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2 Thank cmlawrence5
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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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2 Thank Victoriaberry
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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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2 Thank Diane W
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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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5 reviews
3 attraction 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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