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City Centre Cruises

Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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See Salford Quays and Media City from a different perspective

Taking in Sunday Lunch whilst travelling down the Bridgewater canal and through Pomona Lock into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike F
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Afternoon

Went on afternoon tea trip down Bridgewater Canal and Ship Canal with 10 friends. Great afternoon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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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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“sunday lunch” (28 reviews)
“salford quays” (16 reviews)
“media city” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking in Sunday Lunch whilst travelling down the Bridgewater canal and through Pomona Lock into the Manchester Ship Canal enables you to see urban Manchester, Salford Quays and the impressive Media City Buildings from a totally different perspective. Do not expect exceptional food but the...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on afternoon tea trip down Bridgewater Canal and Ship Canal with 10 friends. Great afternoon out. Informative commentary, friendly staff and super food. Good value for money.Enjoyed by all , strongly recommend it!

Thank jugleberry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Sunday lunch canal cruise with work colleagues. It was great fun, surprisingly roomy too. The soup was hot and tasty as was the roast beef dinner, lean beef lots of veggies and gravy too. The dessert was ok and the drinks were really...More

1  Thank Marcrich66
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The start of this journey could be improved, particularly if you are in a wheelchair. The ramp down to the canal where you join the boat has overgrown bushes at either side of the path which have not been trimmed and when you push past...More

Thank Mervyn S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My husband and I have just returned from a Sunday lunch cruise, which was most enjoyable and exceeded our expectations! The commentary was very interesting but not over intrusive and the food was far better than I thought would be possible with limited facilities. It...More

Thank Jane636
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We got married at Barca (that's another story!!) and The Emmeline Pankhurst picked us up outside for a 3 hour reception cruise and what a wonderful time everyone had :-). We had a fairly simple buffet of sandwiches quiche and nibbles but it was well...More

1  Thank iain j
Reviewed 8 May 2017

What a fantastic afternoon we had yesterday we were a pary of four on our first trip. The staff were genuinely nice and soooo helpful especially the lady who served us - nothing too much trouble and all staff were very customer friendly/foccused and very...More

2  Thank suzymarley
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I bought this for my dad in law and my husband for a christmas gift. They have just returned today from what they said was a fabulous day out. The weather was smiling, the food was of an excellent standard and they felt very looked...More

2  Thank rozenaclark
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We privately hired the Emmeline Pankhurst boat for a three hour Saturday evening cruise, for a hen party (we were a group of 24, we had lots of space). We had prosecco as a welcome drink then a fantastic dinner (really exceeded my expectations at...More

2  Thank cmlawrence5
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Food was hot, delicious and excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and we had a great afternoon.

2  Thank Victoriaberry
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bigmactheknife | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's £500 to hire the boat for a private do and the cruise is between 2.5-3 hours long.
6 February 2016|
Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember getting on the boat should be possible but not sure about the toilet facilities
15 September 2015|
Response from Eamon G | Property representative |
Please phone our office 0161 902 0222