pictures above show Euphrates Packet (left) dressed for a special occasion and (right) moored outside the I.C.C.
Canal Boat trips depart from the International Convention Centre Quayside daily from
Easter to October (and weekends in the winter) at 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30 pm and 4.00pm
for our City Heritage cruises.
PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIP!
The City Heritage Route covers the Oozells Street and Icknield Port loops of the original James Brindley Canal, a section of the Telford Main Line and the area around the National Indoor Arena and the International Convention Centre before going through the Worcester Bar at Gas Street Basin and turning to disembark at the ICC.
We also run 'Group Themed Cruises', such as Search for Santa Trips, St Valentine's Day cruises and Mother's Day, so call for details....
In addition we can also offer special charter rates for large groups and have tailor-made school trips, featuring the best of Birmingham's canal heritage. Jericho is ideally suited for school parties and we offer special discount packages.
In 1996, the 12 seater " Ariel " joined our company, running a waterbus service in and around the Gas Street Basin, Brindleyplace and Cambrian Wharf areas. Finally in 1997 we brought back holiday narrowboats to Birmingham with the introduction of "Sherborne Prince" and "Sherborne Tig" and with the acquisition of Heritage Narrowboats in Scholar Green we now have a holiday fleet of ten narrowboats and three dayboats from our two bases. You may have seen our boats operating from the I.C.C. quayside - we are proud to run the cruises featured in the city's "Sightseeing Tours in Birmingham" and "Discover Birmingham" leaflets. Our boats are clean, warm and insured - you are most welcome to visit and inspect them, and all our staff are trained, qualified and enthusiastic. We have run our school trips for several years, and have often liaised with the schools liaison officer at the National Sealife Centre. Our school trips are ideal for all ages, with out taylor-made commentary and history of the canals - a great way to discover Birmingham's Canals.
For school parties we usually use Jericho, which can carry a maximum of forty-eight passengers (this includes teachers and helpers!) For greater numbers we can use a second boat, or work on a swap-over basis by dividing the party into two groups.
Trip Number One
Trip Number Two
We also have classroom facilities available at the boatyard at no extra charge. Please state when booking if this will be required, as it may mean a slight change to the order of the trips.
Also at our yard we have a shop stocked with all sorts of books and postcards which you may find useful for your resource centre. These can be booked in advance.
To confirm a booking we require a 50% deposit and the full hire fee paid 14 days prior to departure. We need a completed booking form to confirm your booking.
Small print! We must point out that all canal travel times are approximate only, and depend on not getting a shopping trolley round the propeller! We must stress that maximum numbers are laid down by Law, and we can not carry more than the stated limit for each boat. We regret that any wilful damage caused must be made good by the school concerned.
We hope we may have the pleasure of your company shortly.
Our 25ft trip boat - Ariel - can be hired by the hour and comes complete with skipper for a relaxing cruise on the canals for up to twelve people.
Call now for availability on 0121-455 6163 and have a pleasant day out on the 'Cut'.
Narrow Boat holidays and Day Boats on the beautiful Macclesfield Canal
For routes, boat services,
stoppages and general canal information go to