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Address: Frederick @ Gas Street Basin, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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+44 1922 722949
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Traditional narrow boat tours that meander along the surprisingly scenic...

Traditional narrow boat tours that meander along the surprisingly scenic canals of Birmingham. Daily departures leave from outside the Tap and Stile public house, Gas Street Basin. The boats are centrally heated and fully licensed to serve alcoholic and soft drinks. Boats are also available for private charter.

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Surprise 80th Birthday Party

We had an amazing time and the boat was better than expected! Amazing time and well worth the money. Contact with Jenny to book was easy and she helped match all our needs. She... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time and the boat was better than expected! Amazing time and well worth the money. Contact with Jenny to book was easy and she helped match all our needs. She made the whole experience easy would definitely recommend to anyone who wants something different!!!

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4 Thank kira222017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented the boat on Saturday 18th February and we booked the 7-10 slot with buffet too. We had a fantastic night out. The lady in charge of the boat was very kind and when I needed to contact her via email she responded straight away at each time. No question was too much effort for her, we arranged to... More 

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5 Thank Emma G
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the canal boat 'Frederick' as part of a Hen Party and it was a fantastic night out. We had the boat from 7pm to 10pm and it was great travelling up and down the canals whilst partying on board. The boat was quite spacious, there were 23 of us, and we particularly enjoyed the open air section... More 

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4 Thank Ruth S
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a great club party on the boat all members seemed to have a great time. The staff Jen and Jan were really helpful and made our Christmas party go smoothly. My wife and I had a great dance on the open deck area it was a bit chilly but great fun. Not sure of capacity but we had... More 

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6 Thank Carl S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Booked this boat for a leaving party Sep 2016. We couldn't have been happier with the service. Great price, very reasonable drinks and friendly staff. Would not hesitate to book them again!

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5 Thank curly_em12
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I found the website quite by accident whilst looking for something to do for my husband's Surprise 50th birthday party. We don't have a large family so I wanted a place that wouldn't look empty with not a lot of people! This fitted the bill perfectly! Our boat 'Frederick' would hold 36 people maximum and I think we had 28... More 

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8 Thank DawnyJ68
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked this boat trip for Mom's 85th birthday party and would highly recommend it, We all had a fantastic time. From the first inquiry to the day itself every thing ran very smoothly, very helpful and friendly service and very quick response to any queries. We also had the catering offered and I must say what a fabulous spread... More 

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5 Thank wisedog2015
West Midlands, UK
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I could not recommend Central Boat Parties highly enough! Just had a fantastic evening party with them. Lots of very complimentary comments from friends and rellies. Thanks to Janet and John (For those of a certain age; Yes, you read that correctly!) Jenny was an absolute pleasure to work with; very easy-going, helpful and flexible. We will not only recommend... More 

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5 Thank gardenblake
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I booked this for my partners 60th Birthday Party and highly recommend it. We had 38 guests of all ages and hired the boat for 3 hours. The party food was amazing and plenty of it. Booking was done by email and although I did not visit the boat beforehand I was thrilled when I saw it. Clean and tidy,Party... More 

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6 Thank 2836christine
Walsall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I had my 50th birthday party aboard Frederick at the end of May. The only thing I can say about this is FANTASTIC. It was an absolutly brilliant afternoon. Jen and her team made my day wonderful. We took our own music and Jen had recommended a lady called Dawn to do my catering. I had a three hour trip... More 

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