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Skippered Canal Cruises. Skippered Canal Boat Holidays

If you are looking to enjoy a relaxing canal boat holiday without the stresses and strains of skippering your own narrowboat, then a skippered canal cruise holiday on Castlerose may be just the answer!

Enjoy time with your friends or family, relax and enjoy your skippered canal cruise, which is offered on a self catering basis, with “Skipper Steve” or “Skipper Bill” doing the driving.

Castlerose on a Bridgewater Canal Cruise

Castlerose on a Bridgewater Canal Cruise

CASTLEROSE sleeps six and is fitted out with two sumptuous bedrooms & two stylish bathrooms en-suite, a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with multi-fuel fire and TV.

Departing from and returning to Castlefield Basin, Manchester, our cruises take in the local places of interest en-route which can include the birthplace of the English canals, Worsley, the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Hall, Gardens and Deer Park, the charming village of Lymm, The Lancashire Mining Museum, The Imperial War Museum and The Lowry Theatre & Art Gallery at Salford Quays.

Our days begin at approximately 10am and end between 4pm-5pm, tying up outside a pub or in a village every night.

Your Skipper then “leaves you to it” each evening and returns the following morning to continue your cruise.


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Skippered Canal Cruises Price Guide

DurationCruisePrices
6 Night CruiseBridgewater Canal Grand Cruise£1,950
5 Night Cruise£1,750
4 Night CruiseCheshire Canal Cruise
£1,495
3 Night CruiseLancashire Canal Cruise£1,125
2 Night CruiseManchester Heritage Cruise£750
Skippered Canal Cruises are for whole boat charter on a self catering basis for the duration of your canal holiday.

Summary of Booking Conditions for our Canal Cruise Holidays


  1. A 25% Non Refundable Deposit is taken at time of booking.

  2. Payment in full is required 4 weeks prior to departure.

  3. Prices for Skippered Canal Boat Charter are per boat, sleeping up to six on a self catering basis for the duration of the cruise.

  4. Prices do not include transportation to and from the boat, car parking charges, entrance fees to attractions and lunchtime & evening meals taken away from the boat.

  5. Bookings shall be accepted from persons over 21 years of age.

  6. Please read our full Terms & Conditions