A unique and relaxing way to see the sights of Manchester, Salford and Trafford from the water whilst enjoying a freshly prepared meal served at your table aboard our purpose built passenger and restaurant boats. You will be transported along Manchester’s waterways in comfort and style on this exclusive cruise.
This cruise departs from Castlefield, on the historic 250 year old Bridgewater Canal. Sailing 'astern' we back out of the Staffordshire Arm under railway arches towards Merchants Warehouse with a view of Lock 92 which is the bottom lock of the Rochdale Canal. Then engines 'ahead' past Potato Wharf along the Bridgewater Canal, through Cornbrook Bridge to Pomona Lock. Here the boat is lowered about 14 feet (4.2 meters) into the old Pomona Docks famous for the cargo boats from Dublin bringing in Guinness.
Next, sailing downstream after passing beneath Trafford Road Bridge, the first view of Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club is to be had. Then we have the panorama of Salford Quays. From here we get views of the spectacular waterside developments including Media City UK (the home of the BBC in the north), The Lowry and The Imperial War Museum - North.
With Salford, MediaCityUK and The Lowry complex on the right and Trafford with The Imperial War Museum - North on the left we pass underneath The Lowry Footbridge. The next bridge we sail under is the spectacular (especially when lit at night) Media City Footbridge, this is a swing bridge which was opened in 2011 at a cost of £11 million. On the Trafford side ITV-Granada are going to be located (2013) with the set for Coronation Street under construction here.
Turning at Mode Wheel Locks we then head back under both bridges before turning into the famous Dock No.9 from where there uninterrupted views of Media City UK. Then back upstream, returning via Pomona Lock and the Bridgewater Canal to Castlefield 2½ hours later.
During this cruise we serve a set 2 course meal which is freshly prepared and cooked by our chef in our on-board galley. All served at your table.
MENU Spaghetti Bolognaise Served with warm garlic bread -- Sticky Toffee Pudding Served with custard -- Vegetarian and special diet options are available on request (MUST BE PRE-ORDERED) Please order any special diet requirements when you make your booking. All our food is delivered daily and freshly prepared to order. Alternatives to the set menu will not be available to order by passengers once boarded.
PRICE per person: LUNCH - £26.95 DINNER - £29.95 Inclusive of the 2½ hour cruise 2 course set menu. Drinks are not included.
Not suitable for children under 12
SAILING TIMES: Lunch - 13:00 Dinner - 19:00 Boarding will commence 30 minutes prior to sailing time. The bar will be open upon boarding. Tea & filter coffee available. All cruises will sail promptly at the stated times. No Smoking.
DEPARTURE & RETURN POINT We leave from The Castlefield Open Air Events Arena. This can be accessed from the steps outside the main entrance of the Castlefield Hotel (Opposite the Museum of Science & Industry) The Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4JR Click here for Castlefield map – Google Click here for map - Castlefield Hotel
*Please do not arrive at our Falterley Road office address*