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NORTH WEST ENGLAND

ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

Tel: 01606 786777
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich

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The Lift is a working engineering marvel of the waterways created in 1875. The Operations Centre boast's a 2 storey facility with cafe area for that much needed 'rest bite'. The Welcome desk serves the retail area and provides Tickets for the Trip Boat through the lift and/or exhibition/area, and toilet facilities. The lower level houses an exhibition for the lift. The lift control console is situated within the exhibition to allow visitors to see how the operators control the lift as it carries out it's daily schedule.

CANAL BOAT ESCAPES

Tel: 0800 3213541 - Email
Picking up from Lower Park Marina, Barnoldswick

Canal Boat Escapes is based on the beautiful and tranquil Leeds Liverpool Canal . We have ‘Grace’ a 58’ narrow boat with 4 fixed berths suited to couples and families alike. ‘Grace’ is in a prime location for you to cruise the Lancashire and Yorkshire border and beyond.

CHESTER BOATS

Tel: 01244 325394
Boating Station, Souters Lane, Chester (Just off City Walls)

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CITY CENTRE CRUISES

Telephone: 0161 902 0222

14 Falterley Rd Northern Moor Manchester M23 9BR
1 mile from City Centre

Come aboard the L.S.Lowry, Manchester’s only custom built restaurant barge. Be it day or night the ever changing views will delight your senses just as much as the quality of our food.

FLEETWOOD - KNOTT END FERRY

Tel: 01253 878889
Ferry Dock, The Esplanade, Fleetwood

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Popular little passenger ferry transferring you to Knott End, one of Wyre's villages.

FOULRIDGE CANAL CRUISES

Tel: 01282 844033 for cruises
Canal Wharf, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs BB8 7PPThe Warehouse, Foulridge, nr Colne
End of M65 to Colne follow "Skipton" - two miles

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HERITAGE NARROW BOATS

Tel: 01782 785700
The Marina, Kent Green, Scholar Green
Off A34, between Congleton and Kidsgrove

Open Daily 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

Heritage Narrow boats is based on the Macclesfield Canal and offers the perfect location to cruise the outstandingly beautiful Cheshire Plains. With a choice of holiday hire narrow boats to suit parties of all size and make-up you are assured of a relaxing and enjoyable break.

ISLE OF MAN FERRY BOAT

Tel: 01253 773953

Fancy a day trip to the Isle of Man? Telephone for up to date information on ferry crossings to the Isle of Man.

JACINTA HERITAGE TRAWLER

Tel: 01253 878158

Fish Dock, Fleetwood
Access through Freeport Leisure Village, Fleetwood

Jacinta is a 615 ton stern trawler which had a crew of 16. She is 50 metres in length and 9.75 metres wide. She was built in 1972 for Fleetwood owners and holds many records for the amount of fish she caught. She finished fishing in 1994 and became Fleetwood's Heritage Trawler in 1995.

KITTYWAKE CANAL CRUISES

Wigan Pier
Office : 01942 204 928 - Skipper : 07986 428 660 Email : Bookings@Kittywake.co.uk

Operating from the Orwell at the world famous Wigan Pier, Kittywake is a comfortable, stylish, fully heated all year round passenger trip barge. She is fully fitted for passenger excursions and is available as a cruising or static venue, Licensed to carry up to 41 passengers, Ideal for Birthday and Wedding Celebrations, Family Gatherings, Church Meetings, Christmas Parties, Group Meetings, Private & Corporate Hire, Hen and Stag nights etc. A wide range of buffet or pub lunches and refreshments are available. Cruising along the beautiful Leeds and Liverpool canal from thecentral location at Wigan Pier, Let the countryside drift by at a leisurely 4mph and remind yourself what life should really be all about - Taking it easy! Kittywake is operated and maintained to the highest standards as laid down by the maritime and coastguard agency and the fully trained staff are always on hand to accommodate your needs and requirements. CRUISES FOR THE PUBLIC - see full details of cruises on the website.

LANCASTER CANAL PACKET BOATS

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Budgie Transport offer a variety of canal cruises on the beautiful Lancaster Canal situated in the North West of England. We are close to Blackpool, Morecambe and the Lake District. We also provide scheduled canal trips via a seasonal daily waterbus service. We run cruises all year round, including our Santa Specials and Twilight Cruises. We cater for all, from small groups to coach parties. For directions and post codes click here

LANCASTER CANAL TRUST

Since its formation in 1963 as the Association for the Restoration of the Lancaster Canal, the Trust’s main objective has been to restore, and reopen to navigation, the length of the canal from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth, to Kendal. In addition, the Trust aims to increase awareness and promote interest amongst all users of this historic and beautiful waterway, be they boaters, walkers, cyclists, or anglers. Take a ride in a boat and learn about the history of the canal.

L & L CRUISES

Tel: 01257 480825

Based at Heath Charnock, a great fun trip must be a cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, in a self steering day boat with seating for up to 12 persons. Amongst the amenities along the way are waterside pubs and restaurants, golf courses and Haigh Hall Country Park with it's children's playground facilities.

MANCHESTER RIVER CRUISES

Tel: 07906 301222

Open: Phone for days and times

50 minute round trips along the River Irwell and Ship Canal to Salford Quays.

MERSEY FERRIES

Tel: 0151 330 1444
Victoria Place, Wallasey, Wirral

Pier Head, Liverpool
Mersey Ferry Photo by Wigan Arts

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Mersey Ferries Explorer Cruises are the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy an unforgettable day and to learn a thing or two about Merseyside's unique maritime heritage. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river, stopping at Seacombe and Woodside. Even our entertaining and informative commentary has been improved, to bring you even more fascinating facts from our 850 year history. With more than enough attractions to keep the kids amused along the way, Mersey Ferries are all you need to keep the whole family enthralled, every time you come aboard. River Explorer Cruises depart hourly from the Pier Head, Liverpool and from Seacombe or Woodside on the Wirral.

MILL RESTAURANT BOAT

Tel: 01244 350035
From the Mill Hotel, Milton Street, Chester

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Reaching Roman parts of Chester that other transport does not have the privilege to reach. Relax and enjoy the historic views as we guide you through the history of the Shropshire Union canal. During your 1 hour cruise we will serve tea/coffee, a selection of sandwiches and cakes. Cruises will commence 4pm daily, you will be required to be at the hotel for 3.45pm ready for 4.00pm boarding. Pre booking is essential, as a minimum of 20 guest booked is required for the cruiser to sail.

PENNINE MOONRAKER

Tel: 0161 652 6331
- mobile 07711180496
Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham

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Canal boat trips can be made on the 70 foot long "Pennine Moonraker" at Uppermill. The trip on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal passes through beautiful countryside and under Saddleworth viaduct.

PORTLAND BASIN MARINA

A day out with a difference in Tameside! If you want a day out with a difference, or simply to relax with your family, or to celebrate something special, then hiring one of our self drive narrowboats would be the ideal solution.

SOUTHPORT BELLE

Tel:: 01704 539 701

History and Wildlife Cruises. Relax and enjoy an ambling cruise along Southport's Victoria seafront. Buy a drink at the bar or make use of the waitress service, as the knowledgeable skipper tells you about the varied history and wildlife that surrounds you on your trip around the lake.

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