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Address: Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster LA1 1AZ, England
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Lancaster Canal Boats is a fun, unique, multi award winning business that...

Lancaster Canal Boats is a fun, unique, multi award winning business that goes the extra mile for every one of our guests!

Our Summer season operates from Lancaster between May & October, we operate upto 3 Lune Aqueduct Cruises per day on a Tues, Wed & Thurs with Thursdays August operating our Lancaster to Carnforth Waterbus Service - all departing from Opposite the Waterwitch in Lancaster, then Saturdays & Sundays we operate our weekend Service from Barton Grange Garden Centre in Garstang.

With various cruises available from a leisurely 1 1/4 hours barton grange cruise, 1 3/4 hours award winning Lune Aqueduct Cruises to fun lively ABBA, Motown, Rock & Roll and Buble party nights coupled with our fantastic santa specials, mothers & fathers day cruises and private hire of our vessel...we really do have something for everyone!!

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My wife, daughter and I took the Saturday afternoon cream tea cruise. We went on a beautiful sunny day but as the tables are all inside with viewing areas at the front and rear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Stephen2360
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went on this canal cruise last night not really knowing what to expect as im not really a sailor. Disaterous start to the evening as we all got stuck in traffic due to accidents. Hopefully no one was hurt. The lady running the cruise had phoned our party in advance and arranged a pick up point for us later in... More 

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LCBoats, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your evening on board with us! We always take contact numbers for this sort of situation as we always like to make sure that everyone who is booked with us sails with us! We usually allow 5 minutes after departure for any lateness then we contact passengers... More 

manchester
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Let me start by stating that I have never had to write a bad review and hopefully I will never have to again. We were part of a full 52 seat coach trip that booked a full day fish and chip cruise, WE booked the full barge so there were no other customers on the trip. The Captainess was unwelcoming... More 

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LCBoats, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! Firstly we need to point out that all our cruises are run with the highest of professionalism by all our staff and we have even won awards for our customer service so after invesigation to your claims then we managed to reach an outcome. Prior to the cruise your group arrived with us already having... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife, daughter and I took the Saturday afternoon cream tea cruise. We went on a beautiful sunny day but as the tables are all inside with viewing areas at the front and rear the trip wold not have been diminished too much had the weather been less clement. The tea itself with some bubbly to start was plenty and... More 

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rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! With regards to your feedback - Our waterbus & standard cruises all offer the historical talk given by our staff but unfortunately as the afternoon tea cruises are the busiest cruises we do we simply cannot fit the talk into the schedule as the staff work non stop serving everyone & clearing in the... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We opted for the Fish and Chips Cruise aboard Kingfisher. The crew were really friendly and soon had us seated and were serving us the fish and chips which were piping hot and delicious. The canal cruise was very leisurely and we enjoyed it very much. Would recommend booking early all the available canal cruises are very popular and get... More 

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Thank James Q
rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review!! Our fish & chips cruises are always incredibly popular so always advise booking to guarantee your seats. We are glad you enjoyed your cruise with us & we hope to see you on board again soon!! More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The Waterbus is really nice. Tidy and clean. A 1hr 45min canal cruise cost £12 each. Peaceful and fully enjoyable.

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rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us! We hope to see you on board again soon! More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We booked online, with no problems, for the evening cruise starting at 7pm and docking at 10pm. The weather was beautiful, so after our fish and chips we sat out on the bow for the outward journey, and next to the helms-woman on the return journey.The fish chips were perfect, large portions, chips tasty, batter crispy. The staff were humorous,welcoming... More 

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rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear you had a great night, our quiz cruises always fill very quick due to their popularity so we always advise booking in advance. We hope to see you on board again soon! More 

darwen
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Wonderful trip, excellent food, 1st class service and beautiful scenery from beginning to end - what more do you need? This was a birthday treat for 92yr old mum, she loved every minute! So thank you ladies, it really was a delightful way to spend a sunny afternoon, once again thank you!!

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rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review!! We are so glad your mum enjoyed her day with us! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Even though we were the youngest by at least 20 years on the barge, we had a wonderful relaxing afternoon. The staff were friendly, cheerful and helpful. The afternoon tea was extremely good, food quality was a high standard and plentiful. The trip was well organized with a coach waiting at Hest bank to take us back. I would highly... More 

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Thank Louleybella
rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We have recently changed our afternoon tea food so its good to hear the change we made is for the better. We hope to see you on board again soon! More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We paid £18 for the fish and chips canal cruise which lasts aprrox 3 hours. We found it to a most enjoyable evening cruising up near hest bank going over the lune aquaduct along the way which was stunning. All staff were very freindly and helpful. I would recomend this trip!!

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Thank chris e
rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Our Fish & Chips cruises are always very popular and we try to make them as enjoyable as possible for everyone. The route to Hasty Brow that you did does offer some fantastic views accross Morecambe Bay. We look forward to seeing you on board again soon! More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the perfect way to see the city from a different angle - great for visitors and locals alike. We did the cruise to the Lune Aqueduct and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cabin is spacious, there are plenty of refreshments on offer and there's a good basic commentary to fill you in on what you're seeing.

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Thank Beth P
rahrah700, Manager at Lancaster Canal Cruises & Waterbus, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! We look forward to seeing you onboard again soon! More 

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