Midweek 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 free tea, coffee and biscuits £11.00 per person

2 Hour Cruise with Afternoon tea: £22.00 per person

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

3 hour Cruise with a 3 course Lunch: £28.50 per person

(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.


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea consists of:

A selection of freshly made sandwiches and a slice of savoury quiche

Homemade Scones served with Jam and Clotted Cream

A selection of homemade cakes and pastries

All served on a traditional tiered tea stand with tea or filter coffee.

2 Course or 3 Course Lunch Menu

The organiser can select one starter, one main course and one dessert for their group;

(If you require a vegetarian/ vegan main course option also this can be added to make a total of two main courses.)

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



Chefs home-made pâté on a bed of fresh rocket served with cassis sauce, Melba toast and onion marmalade.

Soup (V) (VG)

Chefs homemade soup of the day (or choose your own) served with a hot crusty roll & butter.

Bruschetta (V) (VG)

Italian toasted bread topped with chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and balsamic glaze.



Chicken Suprême

Pan fried chicken suprême served with oven roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables & a cream, tarragon & white wine sauce.

Lancashire hotpot

Chefs homemade braised beef hotpot served with hot crusty rolls, pickled red cabbage and beetroot.

Roast Lamb Dinner

Shoulder of lamb served with roast potatoes, cauliflower and cheese, seasonal vegetables and pan gravy.

Accompanied with a selection of condiments.

Spinach and ricotta Cannelloni (V)

Homemade spinach and ricotta cannelloni topped with Italian tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.

Spiced Nut Roast (V) (VG)

Spiced nut roast with lentils, aubergine and porcini mushroom

All mains served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes


Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Homemade chocolate fudge brownie topped with Chantilly cream.

Sticky toffee pudding

Chefs homemade sticky toffee pudding served with a Butterscotch sauce & Crème anglaise.

Apple Crumble

Homemade apple crumble served with Crème anglaise.

Aquafaba Meringue (VG)

Aquafaba Meringues with whipped coconut cream and fresh berries

To Finish

Tea or filtered coffee

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)https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater

3 minutes away by car/ coach

Bents Garden Centre - https://www.bents.co.uk/

9 minutes away by car / coach

Into Trafford Centre –https://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre

12 minutes away by car / coach

Bury Markethttps://www.burymarket.com/

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.