Bridgewater Cruises

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Book tickets now on this award-winning canal cruise in Bridgewater!

Family-run and award-winning, Bridgewater Cruises thrive on offering local experiences to visitors who wish to cruise along the beautifully scenic Worsley canal in Manchester. 

Packed into a picturesque plan, explore the wonders of Worsley as you see Bridgewater's sights from the peaceful canal. 

One of the best things to do in Worsley and a great family attraction near Manchester

Bridgewater Cruises own two canal boats:

Francis Egerton:

  • Coined as the 'Restaurant Boat'
  • A luxury wide beam passenger vessel
  • Fully licensed with an onboard bar
  • Accommodates up to 30 people

Lady Harriet:

  • Another luxury wide beam passenger vessel
  • 45ft 
  • Self-catering
  • Disabled accessibility
  • Accommodates up to 12 people

Enjoy a family day out with so many things to see and do in Manchester

Book tickets for Bridgewater Cruises now to secure your spot on the canal for one of the best boat rides near Manchester!

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Lady Harriet Boat Trip

Book tickets now to Bridgewater Cruises Lady Harriet boat trip! Discover Worsley and Manchester from the water on this family day out!

Available to 20 December 2024
Bridgewater Cruises,
Barton Road,
Manchester M28 2PD
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How to Find Us

Address: Bridgewater Cruises, Barton Road, Worsley Village, Manchester, M28 2PD

What3Words: acrobatics.stables.squaring

Departure Point for Lady Harriet:

All trips for Lady Harriet will depart from:

  • Boothstown Marina, 14 Quayside Close, Boothstown, Manchester, M28 1YB


  • There is free parking inside and outside the marina.
  • Large car park situated at the Moorings Public House - please note you will need to register your car inside the pub.
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • WiFi
  • Baby-changing facilities

The Bridgewater Canal is a historic waterway that stretches 39 miles (65 kilometers) from Runcorn to Leigh in North West England. It holds the distinction of being considered the first true canal in England. Let’s delve into its fascinating history

Commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater: The canal was commissioned by the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, Francis Egerton, with a specific purpose in mind: to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to the bustling city of Manchester.

Yes! You are more than welcome to bring your own snacks, drinks and lunch and use the onboard facilities.

It is for your safety, the crew, boat and other canal users that Bridgewater Cruises only allow alcohol onboard in moderation.

The skipper has the right and will end the trip at any point if he believes excessive alcohol has been loaded onboard.

The skipper has the right to end the trip at any point if he deems any person onboard intoxicated.

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