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Address: Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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

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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Wedding Day

Lovely time celebrating with my daughter and new son-in-law. Lots of family and friends too. Wonderful atmosphere. We could not have asked for better service. Very attentive to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely time celebrating with my daughter and new son-in-law. Lots of family and friends too. Wonderful atmosphere. We could not have asked for better service. Very attentive to every need. Wonderful food. Succulent chicken, Fresh vegetables and crispy roasts. Would seriously recommend for any function and also a regular cruise.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Sunday lunch cruise along the canals had a lovely Sunday dinner food was very tasty and nice and hot . Bar is well stocked . The staff are all very friendly and we were well looked after would defiantly recommend it .

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tuck ride to man u game , was lovely sit and relax on way to game drinks on board at good prices, drop you right outside the ground, and take you back , just great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Brilliant! Got on board around 3.30 and left at 6.30pm, food is fantastic, loads of choice, sights are great,great girly fun, thanks!

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I had booked a surprise birthday gathering for the Sunday Lunch Tour. The online process was easy and when I phoned to confirm and enquire about bringing a birthday cake they were very pleasant and helpful. We met at the dockside in Castlefield and after boarding we were offered a very nice choice of either red or white wine (at... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

took my mum for her birthday she loved it very relaxing we had afternoon tea was lovely learnt a lot about the canal was a very pleasant day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Good trip with excellent commentary. The three course meal was above expectation and excellent value

Thank Stephen H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Me and my mates from work booked this and it was lovely. Home made scones, quiche, wraps, sandwiches and cakes all topped with tea and coffee served on proper bone china. Perfect Sunday afternoon trip.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I took my 2 children 2 years ago now on a trip up the ship canal on our way to Old Trafford Stadium. When we got to the boat called the LS LOWRY we were greeted by the skipper who was very helpful and had great knowledge of the canal and buildings of interest and we were able to take... More 

Thank Neil B
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Our group consisting of 43 persons, men and women of all ages, singles and doubles. We all met in warm sunshine and greeted by a extremely smart crew, the ship was named Emmeline Pankhurst, and was very well maintained and furnished. We had an unbelievable , extensive menu Buffet, which consisted of hot and cold selection for every taste. The... More 

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