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Address: Frederick @ Gas Street Basin, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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+44 1922 722949
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Traditional narrow boat tours that meander along the surprisingly scenic...

Traditional narrow boat tours that meander along the surprisingly scenic canals of Birmingham. Daily departures leave from outside the Tap and Stile public house, Gas Street Basin. The boats are centrally heated and fully licensed to serve alcoholic and soft drinks. Boats are also available for private charter.

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The boat was ace

We had a great club party on the boat all members seemed to have a great time. The staff Jen and Jan were really helpful and made our Christmas party go smoothly. My wife and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Carl S
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had a great club party on the boat all members seemed to have a great time. The staff Jen and Jan were really helpful and made our Christmas party go smoothly. My wife and I had a great dance on the open deck area it was a bit chilly but great fun. Not sure of capacity but we had... More 

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4 Thank Carl S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Booked this boat for a leaving party Sep 2016. We couldn't have been happier with the service. Great price, very reasonable drinks and friendly staff. Would not hesitate to book them again!

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4 Thank curly_em12
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I found the website quite by accident whilst looking for something to do for my husband's Surprise 50th birthday party. We don't have a large family so I wanted a place that wouldn't look empty with not a lot of people! This fitted the bill perfectly! Our boat 'Frederick' would hold 36 people maximum and I think we had 28... More 

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5 Thank DawnyJ68
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked this boat trip for Mom's 85th birthday party and would highly recommend it, We all had a fantastic time. From the first inquiry to the day itself every thing ran very smoothly, very helpful and friendly service and very quick response to any queries. We also had the catering offered and I must say what a fabulous spread... More 

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4 Thank wisedog2015
West Midlands, UK
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I could not recommend Central Boat Parties highly enough! Just had a fantastic evening party with them. Lots of very complimentary comments from friends and rellies. Thanks to Janet and John (For those of a certain age; Yes, you read that correctly!) Jenny was an absolute pleasure to work with; very easy-going, helpful and flexible. We will not only recommend... More 

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4 Thank gardenblake
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I booked this for my partners 60th Birthday Party and highly recommend it. We had 38 guests of all ages and hired the boat for 3 hours. The party food was amazing and plenty of it. Booking was done by email and although I did not visit the boat beforehand I was thrilled when I saw it. Clean and tidy,Party... More 

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5 Thank 2836christine
Walsall
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I had my 50th birthday party aboard Frederick at the end of May. The only thing I can say about this is FANTASTIC. It was an absolutly brilliant afternoon. Jen and her team made my day wonderful. We took our own music and Jen had recommended a lady called Dawn to do my catering. I had a three hour trip... More 

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5 Thank Louise C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I don't usually write reviews - but wanted to thank Jen for such a great time on the boat. She was extremely quick to respond to emails, and it was very easy to organise. The boat itself offered both an inside/outside area and the bar was well stocked. She was also very accommodating of our party (some were late due... More 

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4 Thank Rb0606
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent night, excellent staff. Would recommend to anyone who wanted to do something different for a night out. One of my top birthdays ever in my 37 years

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4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dudley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked this boat (Frederick) for a Joint 30th Birthday celebration. The communication from Jenny has been fantastic, she answered each query i had quickly and was willing to go that extra mile ensuring there was Prosecco stocked up on the boat. The price was really good for 2 hours we provided our own music but was not expecting the... More 

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