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Address: Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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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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Fantastic Surpise 50th Birthday Party for my husband!!

Can't praise this trip enough Eamon and his team are great to deal with I really didn't know what to expect but I had no need to worry everything ran so smoothly from start to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't praise this trip enough Eamon and his team are great to deal with I really didn't know what to expect but I had no need to worry everything ran so smoothly from start to finish we were off down the canal past all the Manchester landmarks without a hitch, nothing was too much trouble, our guests really enjoyed themselves... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic and memorable day, the Captain, the Waiting staff and Chef were all spot on and lovely people. Great Sunday roast dinner and it was child friendly. The kids loved going up and down in the lock. First trip on the Manchester canals aged 38. Drinks at reasonable prices too! Would definitely come back again one day. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an evening cruise, food was rally great and the bar staff amazing. Safety briefing from captain over the pa couldn't hear a word. Toilets etc very clean. Good event br a small boat so not a lot of opportunity to mingle

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea on The Lowry cruiser. What a lovely way to while away a couple of hours. The crew were so obliging and friendly and the tea was served in lovely china crockery. The tables were nicely set and roomy. We would sugges that you give it a go if you are thinking of booking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, the staff were excellent, creating a lovely atmosphere onboard, food delicious, and showed Manchester at its finest.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a surprise party for 40 guests, never done anything like this before so was a little apprehensive but there was no need, from start to finish the staff were brilliant and the food fantastic, music provided, there were also a few children with us which we thought would be bored but they were thrilled, if you're looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Cruise the historic Bridgewater and Manchester Canals with these very pleasant people. A very competent lunch and a nice range of drinks. Time for a nice visit to the Lowry or Imperial War Museum.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We've been to OT on the barge many times. Great relaxed way to get to and from the ground. Plenty of good beers to drink. Staff are lovely. Very chilled out trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We enjoyed our cruise to Old Trafford, where we took a stadium tour before returning to central Manchester along the canals. We found the boat to be smart and comfortable, both inside and out. The decor was smart while the chairs and tables seemed to both of us to be good quality. We thought the prices at the onboard were... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

From the moment I boarded the Emmeline Pankhurst I was made to feel welcome by the friendly staff. Warming leek and potato soup for starters on a chilly day followed by traditional Sunday roast savoured at leisure while we cruised along the Bridgewater Canal then down onto the Manchester Ship Canal to see landmarks such as Media City, the Lowry... More 

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