Barge Trips

MBARK Canal Cruises is perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties, corporate team-building and training events. We have previously hosted a wide range of event s for School groups, Wedding Receptions, Company product launches, Themed days, Wildlife & History tours, Community groups etc. Tell us your idea and we will try to accommodate you.

Catering is available from MBARK Canal Cruises – For details please use the booking form below or call T: 01704 896360 Mb: 07712 089707 Hire our barge and crew for a celebration with a difference. We offer half or whole day cruises. Group size up to a maximum of 12, for additional passengers an additional run would be required. Refreshments & Toilet facilities are available onboard.


1. Prices (All year round)

• All Day Charter – £200

• Half Day Charter – £130

• Special Charter – Price quoted after discussion to decide on the itinery required.

2. How to book

a) Phone us on T: 01704 896360 Mb: 07712 089707 or email us on contact@mbarkburscough.co.uk to discuss the type of charter you require. Also to check availability for the day you require.

b) Send us a 25% deposit (cheque made payable Mr A M Lamb Business Account) which is refundable in accordance with Clause 8 of this booking information.

3. Children:

Children of all ages are welcome accompanied by an adult (life jackets available)

4. Dogs:

Dogs are welcome by special arrangement.

5. Special Itinerary Requirements:

Bearing in mind that each charter is exclusive, we can usually alter the departure and arrival places to suit your specific requirements if you prefer – ie. if you have specific preferences for departure and arrival points, please let us know and we will endeavour to arrange the itinerary accordingly.

6. Weather:

If the weather turns cold during your charter trip, there is full central heating system onboard. We advise you to bring plenty of warm clothing (however good the forecast is!)

7. Safety Equipment:

MBARK cruises are fully licensed for chartering and carries life-jackets for each person on board.

8. Weather Forecast/Cancellation:

Needless to say we always carefully monitor the weather 24-hours before each charter and, if necessary, we may have to alter the itinerary of the charter to suit weather conditions, (normally if canal is iced over) we will contact you at least 24-hours before your charter to discuss the following options which are open to you:-

• An altered itinerary for your charter
• Cancellation of your charter and transfer to another date
• Cancellation of your charter and full refund of your deposit

9. Payment:

The balance of the charter cost will be due on the day of your charter (either cash credit/debit card or cheque).

The ideas are endless! Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can tell you about some of the exciting days we have organised!We have undertaken many ‘tailor-made’ charters for occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc. as well as a wide variety of corporate hospitality charters.

New for the 2014 season

we are offering our customers longer skippered boat trips. For example a 3hr boat trip which will take you from Burscough through the beautiful scenic countryside and Historic Lathom before turning round  at Parbold and bringing you back to Burscough

Choose your cruise £32.00 per person

The BREAKFAST cruise available Saturday & Sunday 10am – 11.15am served on board.
Including Sausage, bacon, scrambled egg, black pudding, beans, tomato and unlimited tea & coffee.
The AFTERNOON TEA cruise available Monday – Sunday 12pm – 1.30pm & 2pm – 3.30pm & 4pm – 5.30pm served on board.Including a Selection of sandwiches : Prawn, egg mayonnaise, chicken & cranberry, Cake selection : Scones / jam /cream, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate fudge cake and unlimited tea & coffee.
The EVENING cruise available  Tuesday & Thursday 6pm – 7.30pm 
Tuesday Curry night served with rice, nann bread & mango chutney. Thursday Spring Lamb hotpot with Crusty bread & pickled red cabbage.
* We also cater for children at a discounted rate £20.00 per child. Children under the age of 2 years free of charge.
* All bookings by email andrew@mbarkburscough.co.uk T: number 01704 896360 Emergency contact Mb: 07712 089707
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