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Bridgewater Cruises

Our award winning, family run company offer a variety of cruises for you to enjoy along the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester.

Our restaurant boat 'Francis Egerton' is a luxury wide beam passenger vessel, fully licensed to offer private hire cruises for up to 30 people as well as public Afternoon tea, Sunday Lunch, Hotpot Lunch and Dinner cruises for individuals, couples and smaller groups.

New for Summer 2020 is our sister boat 'Lady Harriet'. A luxury wide beam vessel built with disabled access that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Available to hire for a full or half days cruise, you can explore the Bridgewater canal with the guidance of your onboard skipper.

Current operating procedure:

 We are pleased to announce that Lady Harriet is now available to book for a morning cruise, half a day, a full day or an evening cruise, perfect for a day out, family get together or celebrating that special occasion. Lady Harriet even has disabled access via a lift at the back of the boat for individuals with restricted mobility or who need a wheelchair.  

  At this time our restaurant boat remains closed and we will review this again at the end of August. You can however still purchase our homemade afternoon tea boxes or brownie boxes for delivery or collection 


Hotpot Lunch 

Afternoon Tea

Sunset Dinner

Sunday Lunch

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.

Private Charter Cruises

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

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Mark one of life’s most special moments aboard our luxury restaurant boat, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones.

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Skippered day hire

Available to hire for half/full day cruises on the historic Bridgewater Canal. Our brand new luxury 45 foot widebeam canal boat is purpose built with disabled access.

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E-Gift Vouchers

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

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All public cruises 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

Please note: this is not our office address just our pickup point for our public 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]