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City Centre Cruises - Day Tours

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Address: Events Arena, Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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Description: 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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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... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Celebrated my Brother-in-Laws birthday with a Cruise on the River Irwell. The cruise lasted just over 3 hours during which a 3 course meal with coffee and drinks was served. The food was of a very high standard and the staff were superb. The information provided by the Skipper was very informative and we were able to take pictures of... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This trip was an Xmas present for 2014 and I have to say it was excellent. We sailed along the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays and Media City. The tour guide explained the history of the canal and local buildings. The descriptions were very clear and easy to hear. The 3 course meal was excellent and my vegetarian option... More 

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Congleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife & I were given this cruise as a present & even though the weather was raining we had a great experience , the staff are very friendly & knowledgeable & very good meal with excellent service, would highly recommend for a different view of the city

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Tame Valley Country Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent experience, lovely boat, good food and wine and a really nice way to spend an afternoon. Cormorants on the Ship Canal wow !!!

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We hired the boat last Thursday for the 2nd year running to help raise funds for St Anns Hospice and everyone had a fabulous evening, the crew were so accommodating in helping to arrange the evening - they put on a superb buffet which everyone thoroughly enjoyed - and its hard to please a big crowd. Lots have asked if... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I visited Manchester for the first time recently and I went on this Sunday Cruise. It was the highlight of my visit. I would strongly recommend this day tour, everything was so professional. The meal itself was the best three course meal I have ever had. The staff on board were brilliant. The view of Manchester from the cruise was... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I wanted to do something diffrent for my husbands first fathers day so i booked her and requested a high chair for my 7 month old baby. On arrival everything was ready for the baby and the staff were lovely throughout. The food was lovely, fresh and served piping hot. We started with veg soup and a roll and moved... More 

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manchester england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had a really lovely time on this cruise that left at 6pm. Cruising along whilst eating some lovely food (3 courses) that was served pipeing hot. Alcohol was also on board. Staff were excellent and very friendly. I must say they worked very hard as there were 50 people on the boat. Most people on the canal side waved at... More 

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