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Bridgewater Cruises

Our award winning, family run company offers a variety of cruises on our two boats whilst cruising along the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester.

Our larger restaurant boat 'Francis Egerton' is a luxury wide beam passenger vessel, fully licensed with onboard bar to provide private hire cruises for up to 30 people as well as public Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Dinner and Lunch Cruises for individuals, couples and smaller family groups.

New for Summer 2020 is our sister boat 'Lady Harriet', a luxury wide beam passenger vessel built with disabled access.  Capable of accommodating up to 12 passengers she is available to hire for a 1.25 hour, half a day or full day cruise, you can explore the Bridgewater canal with the guidance of your onboard skipper.

Current Covid 19 operating update;

We are pleased to announce that our trip boat 'Lady Harriet' is available to book for private charter cruises. 

Due to the current local restrictions ' Lady Harriet' is capable of carrying 6 passengers from a single household only (this can include your support bubble).

Public cruises aboard our restaurant boat 'Francis Egerton' have also re-commenced with a reduced capacity. Due to the current local restrictions we can only accept party's of no more than 6 people from a single household only (this can include your support bubble). Private charters cruises aboard 'Francis' for groups of more than 6 from more than one household are not available at this moment in time. 

Support Bubble 

There seems to be alot of confusion around support bubbles, so to clarify a support bubble is where a single adult either living alone or as a single parent with children (under 18) join with another single household (on an exclusive basis) effectively becoming one household. 

Passenger COVID 19 Information

Public ​Cruises aboard 'Francis Egerton'

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Bridgewater Canal on one of our Lunch, Dinner or Afternoon Tea Cruises. Perfect for individuals, couples and smaller family groups.


Private Charter  'Lady Harriet'

Available to hire for up to 12 passengers for a 1.25 hour, half day, full day or an evening cruise. Our brand new luxury 45 foot widebeam passenger boat is purpose built with disabled access.


Private Charter 'Francis Egerton' 2020


Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we have made some changes to our private charter cruises aboard 'Francis'. Some of these changes include a reduced capacity of up to 18 passengers, extra hygiene and safety measures, socially distanced tables and big savings on our private charter cost. 

Our private charter cruises are ideal for family and friends wishing to celebrate any occasion in there own private and unique venue.


Private Charter 'Francis Egerton'  2021+

Hire our luxury wide beam restaurant boat exclusively for up to 30 passengers. Whether its a birthday, anniversary, wedding reception, baby shower, retirement, hen party, or any other special occasion.


Where to find us

Based in Worsley, our award winning family run company operates and cruises along the historic Bridgewater Canal,
from Worsley Village and Boothstown Marina.

E-Gift Vouchers

Treat a loved one to a relaxing cruise aboard our luxury restaurant boat 'Francis Egerton'.




Address for Restaurant boat 'Francis Egerton'

All public cruises onboard our restaurant boat Francis Egerton depart from the towpath side of the Humpback Bridge, Barton Road, Worsley Village, Manchester M28 2PD (Directly opposite the 'Bridgewater Hotel' and restaurant 'George's).

Nearest parking: Pay and display car park at the Bridgewater Hotel there is also some free parking along Barton and Worsley Road.

Address for  Trip boat 'Lady Harriet'

All trips booked onboard our trip boat Lady Harriet depart from:

Bridgewater Marina

14 Quayside Close


M28 1YB

Nearest parking: Free parking situated at the marina. 

Please note: these are not our office address's just our pickup point for our cruises.


01942 878 606

07725 130 277

Between the hours of 10am - 5.00pm 

(If we are out of the office please leave a message and we will call you back)

Email: [email protected]