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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we steer the Boat ?

If you decide on the day that you or any of your group actually do want to have a go at steering the boat, your skipper will be more than happy to show you how it's done ... just ask!! 

Will it be warm on board?

Yes our boat has full central heating. 

How many people are allowed on board?

Our maximum passenger number excluding the skipper is 12, this number includes children and babies. 

Where do we board the boat from?

Our skippered day cruises depart from:

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

Is there car parking?

Yes, we have limited car/ coach parking on site, which you are welcome to use at your own risk.

Can dogs come on board?

Yes up to 2 dogs are welcome on board at your own risk however they must stay off the furniture.

Do you have life jackets?

Yes we have buoyancy jackets if needed, please inform us if you require these at least 48 hours before the cruise.

Can we bring our own catering?

You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks and make use of the on board facilities. 

Can we bring alcohol on board?

Whilst you are welcome to bring alcohol in moderation, excessive alcohol is not permitted to be brought or consumed on board. The skipper has the right to end the trip at any point without a refund if he deems anyone onboard intoxicated. 

Do I have to operate locks?

No there are no locks along the Bridgewater Canal.

Can we stop along the way?

Yes of course you can plan your day as you wish. Why not stop off at local attractions, for a picnic or even for lunch at one of the local canal side restaurants.