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Good trip

Good little trip around the canal for half an hour. Boat is small and fare is 4 pound each. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Relaxing cruise

We boarded the boat and cruised along the canal for half an hour admiring the many canal side pubs... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Eccles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

What a waste of time! We waited to ages for bus to turn up and when if finally did the guy said it would be ready in about 1hr for refuelling bearing in mind it’s supposed to run every 30mins. So we went off to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Good little trip around the canal for half an hour. Boat is small and fare is 4 pound each. Nothing fancy but very relaxing trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tezzarich
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with my three year old for his birthday and was not disappointed. For just £4 each we enjoyed a 30 minute trip to the mailbox and back to Brindley Place. My three year old was fascinated and it made an already great day even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank J41H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We boarded the boat and cruised along the canal for half an hour admiring the many canal side pubs and the marina. Excellent value at £4.00

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went on a forty minute trip starting in Brindley place that goes down to the Mailbox then back up the canal past the sealife centre and beyond. Really good 4 pound trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 16 November 2017

2 friends and I really enjoyed our trip on the Waterbus and our guide, Lyndon, was very friendly and charming - a credit to his company and Birmingham hospitality. We were very pleasantly surprised at how picturesque the canals are and our round trip included...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Simpson53
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We took a trip today and were seriously unimpressed. The website lists as stopping at different locations, one of the couples on the boat with us wanted to get of but was told they do round trips only. The boat itself clearly says there's a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Ariel the Waterbus chugs around Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, while the driver(?) tells you interesting facts about the history of Birmingham and its canals. We were visiting Birmingham with another couple, and we had the barge to ourselves. Despite a sign saying "no drinks...More

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Idler
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