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Address: Castlefield Hotel 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 party/bbq on the canal

The party and bbq on the canal were excellent! The food was hands down the best we had in Manchester. We rented a boat to host our whole family, and the kids AND the adults loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The party and bbq on the canal were excellent! The food was hands down the best we had in Manchester. We rented a boat to host our whole family, and the kids AND the adults loved watching the locks open/close. A bar is on the boat, and we had lunch at a small park next to a lock. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents had a party on board the Emmeline Pankhurst to celebrate their wedding anniversary and it went swimmingly! Very friendly staff, on board bar, lovely meal served up and a good time had by all, young(ish) and the young at heart alike. Thanks for a great trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked one of the barges for my 50th birthday party on a Saturday afternoon... I ordered the mid range buffet. It was absolutely amazing.. the food was fantastic and the staff were so welcoming and helpful... made my 50th (do I keep saying 50th... mean 30th) birthday so special and everyone all 40 of them loved it.. can not... More 

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

Many thanks to all staff for a fabulous day, service was excellent and staff were very friendly. The food was outstanding. Can't wait to come along again.

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Thank Angela H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 July 3, 2016 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 July 1, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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 June 26, 2016

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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