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City Centre Cruises Day Tours

Events Arena, Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
0161 902 0222
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Ranked #4 of 51 Activities in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I booked a cruise for Saturday 13th September for my other half for his 50th birthday and I just have to say what a fantastic night we all had! Everybody on board thoroughly enjoyed it and all were very impressed with the buffet - everything was delicious! The only thing wrong is that the cruise wasn't long enough! Everybody said... More

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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Brilliant evening spent on the L S Lowry with Eamonn,Sarah, Forrest and Karen. Very friendly, professional staff delivered not only a fantastic atmosphere, but superb food. Manchester and Salford should be proud of the views - stunning from the water ! Thoroughly recommend this trip for a company occasion

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Shipley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Took a party of 50 people here last week. Had a wonderful afternoon, starter and main course on way up the Bridgewater Canal/Manchester Ship Canal to the Lowry Centre where we had about 1.1/4 hours to look round either the Lowry Gallery, Lowry Outlet Centre or Imperial War Museum. Then back on board for our return journey to Castlefields with... More

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Manchester
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3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Booked on a City Center Cruise, great value and a very relaxing way to spend three hours. Great food, good selection of drinks at reasonable prices. Friendly staff who are only to glad to help make the trip pleasurable. Will book again for sure.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We chartered, a barge trip for three hours, From barca dock to tour Manchester and Salford,as a starting point /gathering to see off a colleague into married life. 30 hopefully well behaved set off, our own music on the I -phone , two happy smiling ladies behind the bar, captain in front, ice berg watcher on top. All the drinks... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Having just returned home from a great day out on the Media City Cruise,my wife booked this for my birthday treat,she knew I always liked the canals etc,so she booked this,we didn't know what to expect? But we was taken aback from the moment we boarded! The captain greets you,the stewardesses were on the ball,very very good service,you can see... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Went on this last week and was very pleasantly surprised. As it was a boiling hot day I was a little worried about being trapped inside for an afternoon on a boat but I had nothing to worry about. It wasn't stuffy at all, with plenty of room for the nicely set out tables and a pleasant breeze coming in... More

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have chosen City Centre Cruises due to very good reviews and the fact that their boats are much more superior compare to other companies. Eamon and the rest of the team were very helpful and and accommodating. The food was delicious and all my guests and I had a wonderful time. 30th Birthday to remember. I would definitely recommend... More

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Wilmslow
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Have spent an afternoon on the Canals etc round Manchester. A very informative day and a lovely meal which was served by attentive staff. We live in the area but did not realise there was so much we did not know about. You would be daft not to try it!!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was sceptical about spending the day on a narrow boat to see a city but this was a really good surprise! It tours Dock 9, by the Blue Peter studios, The BBC, Coronation Street, iTV and all the newest redevelopment around Manchester. The real surprise was the food. It really was very good with a wide selection of salads,... More

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