Castlefield Basin to Barton Swing Aqueduct Half Day Cruise


We cruise to  the historic Barton Swing Aqueduct taking in the wonders of this amazing example of Victorian civil engineering which crosses over The Manchester Ship Canal at some height!

The price is for “whole boat” charter for upto ten people on a self catering basis with you bringing your own food & drink; “Skipper Steve” does the driving allowing you and your group to relax and enjoy the cruise.

SKU: half-day-cruise Category:


We usually board from 12.00 noon and depart from Castlefield Basin at about 12.30, returning at about 4.30pm.

Our cruise takes us out of the city, past Old Trafford football stadium and onto the historic Barton Swing Aqueduct which takes us over the Manchester Ship Canal on this amazing example of Victorian civil engineering.

The cruise is offered on a “self catering” basis with you bringing your own food & drink on-board.

Castlerose is not available for “self-drive” because she is too big! “Skipper Steve” or “Skipper Bill” does the driving leaving you to relax and enjoy time with your friends or family; along the way you can take a turn at driving the boat or chat to the skipper about local canal history.

Regarding travelling to the boat, there is a canal side car park opposite the boat which is available and free to use at weekends which you can find off of Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ. Or we are a ten minute walk from Deansgate Tram and Train stations.