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Good trip

Good little trip around the canal for half an hour. Boat is small and fare is 4 pound each. Nothing... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Tezzarich
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Swindon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Relaxing cruise

We boarded the boat and cruised along the canal for half an hour admiring the many canal side pubs... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
albeback1
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

What a waste of time! We waited to ages for bus to turn up and when if finally did the guy said it would be ready in about 1hr for refuelling bearing in mind it’s supposed to run every 30mins. So we went off to...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Good little trip around the canal for half an hour. Boat is small and fare is 4 pound each. Nothing fancy but very relaxing trip.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my three year old for his birthday and was not disappointed. For just £4 each we enjoyed a 30 minute trip to the mailbox and back to Brindley Place. My three year old was fascinated and it made an already great day even...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We boarded the boat and cruised along the canal for half an hour admiring the many canal side pubs and the marina. Excellent value at £4.00

2  Thank albeback1
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Went on a forty minute trip starting in Brindley place that goes down to the Mailbox then back up the canal past the sealife centre and beyond. Really good 4 pound trip.

1  Thank IAN D
Reviewed November 16, 2017

2 friends and I really enjoyed our trip on the Waterbus and our guide, Lyndon, was very friendly and charming - a credit to his company and Birmingham hospitality. We were very pleasantly surprised at how picturesque the canals are and our round trip included...More

1  Thank Simpson53
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We took a trip today and were seriously unimpressed. The website lists as stopping at different locations, one of the couples on the boat with us wanted to get of but was told they do round trips only. The boat itself clearly says there's a...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ariel the Waterbus chugs around Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, while the driver(?) tells you interesting facts about the history of Birmingham and its canals. We were visiting Birmingham with another couple, and we had the barge to ourselves. Despite a sign saying "no drinks...More

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