Activity

Overview & description

We are a family run business offering a wide variety of boat trips on the historic Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The trip along the canals top length starts in the recently regenerated Victoria quays basin (1819) and travels out through Sheffield’s steel history from Huntsman to Brearly ( Crucible to stainless steel) past old wharves and regenerated Stadiums and parks to turn at the top of Tinsley locks some 90 feet above the valley below.

We have a full range of cruise types from Heritage trips to Santa cruises, individual table reservations to full boat charters for parties, anniversaries, corporate entertaining and meetings all catered for on our purpose built passenger vessel L.B.Hardfeet holding up to 72 passengers, with full catering, licenced bar, low panoramic windows, disabled access, toilets and much more.

Heritage Cruises gives you a return trip of 1hr20min or 2hr with live commentary on Sheffield’s history and the canals involvement in its development from steel to film, bananas to iron ore and coal to grain answering important questions like what did Napoleon do for us?

Reserve a table cruises, for individual, family and small party table bookings, sail along on a 3hour trip whilst enjoying a two or three course meal cooked on board from our extensive galley and served straight to your table.

Full boat charters for larger functions of 20 – 72 people, chartering the whole boat for your occasion from anniversaries, hen nights, birthdays, children’s parties, club nights, family reunions and more. A full range of options from formal 2 or 3 course meals to pie & peas and buffets all available with discos.

Corporate charter for entertaining, away days and meetings a unique space with private service to create the individual impression you wish.
Children’s Parties a fantastic venue dedicated to your party with lots of options from straight “piracy” to discos, crafts or entertainers. A venue second to none giving great memories.

RYA Inland Helmsman’s courses learn how to steer and operate a canal boat along the canal, all courses are on a private basis on our 60 feet narrow boat or your own vessel. Learn from one of the oldest inland centres in Yorkshire (est.1997) and experienced instructors from holiday cruising in the 70s to fulltime hotel boats to passenger boats.

So whatever your requirement come on board and give us ring or email, browse more options on the web. www.sheffieldboats.co.uk email info@sheffieldboats.co.uk Telephone 0114 2786314.

If you don’t want to cruise but just take in the peaceful atmosphere at Victoria Quays just settle down on the quayside patio with a cappuccino or glass of wine from our waterside Bar/Café whilst watching the world go by past the bobbing boats and swimming fish. The Quays 1819 Bar/café 0114 2763031.

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Prices

Type Price
2hr Heritage Trip 60+ £7.95
1hr 20 min Heritage Trip 60+ £5.95
2hr Heritage Trip Adult £8.95
1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Family £18.00
2hr Heritage Trip Child £6.95
2hr Heritage Trip Family £26.00
1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Child £4.95
1hr 20 min Heritage Trip Adult £6.95