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Christmas Group Specials

Our mid-week group specials are suitable for groups and coach parties looking for a private hire for up to 31 people. An interesting live commentary of points of interest and historical facts can also be provided along the way


Cruise Options:

1.25 hour cruise with tea, coffee or mulled wine and warm mince pies £13.50 per person

2 Hour Cruise with Festive Afternoon tea: £22.50 per person

2 Hour Cruise with a 2 course Festive Lunch: £25.50 per person

3 hour Cruise with a 3 course Festive Lunch: £29.50 per person

Available weekdays through November and December

(Subject to availability)

(Minimum of 20 guests required and a maximum number of 31 guests )

For groups smaller than 20 passengers the full price of 20 passengers can be paid


Departure Point and Parking:

Bridgewater Marina, Quayside Close, Boothstown, Worsley, M28 1YB

Free car and coach parking are available at our base at Bridgewater Marina.


Cruise Routes

1.25 Hour cruise

Departing from Bridgewater Marina this return cruise will take us out to Worsley Village the birthplace of the Bridgewater Canal. Take in the sights of the beautiful black and white picturesque buildings, the delph and the oldest inland dry-docks in the country.

2 Hour Cruise

Departing from Bridgewater Marina this 2-hour return cruise will head out through Boothstown and Worsley and back out through Astley and Chat Moss. Take in the sights of Worsley Village and Lancashire’s only surviving head gear at Astley Green Colliery Museum.

3 Hour Cruises

Again, departing from Bridgewater Marina this 3-hour return cruise will head out through Worsley, Monton, Patricroft and Barton. Taking in the sights of the surprisingly located lighthouse and the spectacular Barton swing Aqueduct.


Festive Menus

Festive Afternoon Tea

Our festive Afternoon Tea consists of:

A selection of freshly made festive sandwiches

Cup of chefs’ homemade winter warming soup of the day

Homemade Scones served with Jam and Clotted Cream

A selection of homemade festive cakes and pastries

All served on a traditional tiered tea stand with tea, filter coffee or mulled wine

Festive Lunch Menu


Soup (v)

Chef's homemade winter vegetable soup served with a crusty roll and butter.


Roast Turkey

Traditional Roast Turkey breast with pigs in blankets and a sausage, sage and onion stuffing,


Mushroom Wellington (v)

Mushroom Wellington with chestnuts and portobello mushrooms served with an onion gravy

All mains served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes


Chocolate and Cranberry Brownie

Homemade chocolate and cranberry brownie served with whipped Baileys cream

To Finish

Tea, Filter Coffee or Mulled Wine and mince pies.

*For the two course option the organiser must choose to have either a starter and main or a main and dessert for their group.

Regrettably we cannot guarantee that any of our dishes are completely free from traces of nuts. Please advise us if you have any food related allergies or dietary requirements.


Other local attractions that you may wish to combine with one of our cruises:

• RHS Bridgewater Gardens – (Open Summer 2020)

3 minutes away by car/ coach

• Bents Garden Centre -

9 minutes away by car / coach

Into Trafford Centre

12 minutes away by car / coach

• Bury Market

20 minutes away by car / coach 


Please Note the following information:

*Minimum of 20 passengers required

* The maximum number of passengers is 31

*Available Monday – Friday subject to availability

*You can choose a time of departure to suit your group, subject to availability (Latest departure time 4.00pm)

*Fully licensed bar on board

*Fully Central heated

* Toilet onboard

*Unfortunately due to the design of the vessel there is no disabled access or facilities onboard.