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Address: Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Family get together

Excellent afternoon with the family. Three course meal was superb, hot and very tasty served by friendly and helpful staff. Learnt a lot from the skipper who informed us of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent afternoon with the family. Three course meal was superb, hot and very tasty served by friendly and helpful staff. Learnt a lot from the skipper who informed us of the history surrounding the canal. Hopefully we will return again as we had a love.y relaxing time.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip for a 30th birthday party as something different to the usual venue and it didn't dissapoint. The crew were very welcoming and helpful! I thought that it may be a bit cramped but it wasn't at all. There is even room to dance. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. As the drop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Struggling for something different for a major birthday and wedding anniversary celebration we found City Centre Cruises. Superb night with about 50 family and friends on a 3 hour cruise with excellent buffet. Everybody said what a great night they'd had. City Centre Cruises took care of everything in line with our wishes - all we had to do was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Booked our works xmas party and they were excellent! The food was amazing and we had a really good time, the staff were excellent and went above and beyone. Would definatly do this again had an amazing time!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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 November 1, 2015

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 October 30, 2015

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 via mobile

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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