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Boat Hire

Discover Salford's unique heritage and countryside from the water by heading out and hiring a boat for the day. Cruise along the famous Bridgewater Canal from Boothstown Marina and take life at your own pace as you head out on the water for a relaxing and stress free day out.

You can now hire your own boat for the day with Karen's Day Boat Hire, Tel: 0161 790 0932, or 07519 275 016. With 2 boats to choose from accomodating either 8 or 12 people, a range of onboard facilities and an hour's tuition you can relax and be your own captain for the day.

Star Narrowboat HolidaysBridgewater Boating Holidays and Wandering Duck Boat Hire are also available for hire.

You can sail East and take in the picturesque villages of Worsley and Monton, before heading in to Manchester city centre and the Castlefield Basin.


Head West along the scenic route through Astley Green, past the mining museum and on towards Leigh and Dover Lock on the outskirts of Wigan.

There's plenty of options to choose from as you become the skipper for the day and take charge of your own route and pace.

Whether you want to take it easy, pack a picnic or stop off at one of the waterside pubs, or head in to Manchester city centre, It's the perfect way to spend a leisurely day on the water with friends and family.

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