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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, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recently went on Media City Cruise with my wife, her sister and brother in law. Had an excellent trip onto the Manchester Ship Canal. Two course lunch was included in the price and the whole package was great value for money. Crew were very friendly and helpful. Meal was average, but enjoyable. Only thing that marred the experience was that... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Attended a 65th birthday party on Sunday afternoon with 34 others. The whole experience was excellent. The staff on board were so good, nothing was too much trouble. Bar service excellent. The food was so fresh and a really good choice,the roast beef and salmon was really tasty. The views are great showing media city, the lowry and the Quays.... More

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Rochdale
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We booked this trip through Groupon and were very happy with the meal, trip and interesting commentary. The staff were very friendly and the service excellent. I am full of admiration for the chef who cooked a delicious two course meal in what must be a very cramped kitchen. We really enjoyed our trip along the canals to Media City... More

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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was an enjoyable and memorable day out. The cruise took us from Castlefield, rich in Victorian canal and railway architecture and history, along part of the Bridgewater canal before joining the Manchester Ship canal. We then sailed through Salford Quays and around the Media City area before returning back to our start point. The on-board commentary was very good,... More

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