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Coach Company Hire

Free place and Food for driver

At Kittywake we offer groups a traditional, wide beam barge with wheelchair lift as a versatile floating venue at the heart of Wigan heritage, Wigan Pier.

Enjoy a relaxed, leisurely Cruise while your on board historian peaks your interest with artefacts and local knowledge for your informative experience, all guests will be well looked after by our friendly, professional Crew. Sailing on Elleswake offers a unique perspective on the local area.

Day or night, panoramic windows provide an alternative view of the geography and wildlife as well as the heritage of the Industrial Revolution and environs of Wigan, Leigh and the Douglas Valley all from the comfort of the spacious cabin. Varied food options along with a fully licenced well stocked bar add to the enjoyment of the experience.

Cruise Pricing

The below cruises are available on the following days:

Monday to Friday (Friday Cruises must end before 5pm)

Sundays and public holidays

Elleswake 2 Hour Cruise (up to 20 guests) £350

Extra Passengers (after 20) - £7 per person

Extra Hours - £80 per hour

Cruises include Local Historian at no extra cost!

  • Do I have to be vaccinated to cruise with you?
    NO! Everyone is welcome vaccinated or unvaccinate we respect everyones choice.
  • Can we have Karaoke and/ or Live entertainment?
    YES! All DJ's, Karaoke, Singers, magicians and other live acts are now all available to be booked
  • Do I need to have my covid passport?
    No. You do not need a covid passport to cruise with us, everyone is welcome.
  • Can we have a DJ?
  • Do me and my guests have to wear masks?
    NO but you are welcome to if you prefer
  • Can I still order at the bar?
    Yes, you are welcome to prop up the bar during your cruise
  • How will you collect information for the NHS Test & Trace?
    The government has asked pubs and other hospitality venues, to collect and maintain records of customers. This is so that NHS Test and Trace can identify and inform those who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Upon booking a cruise with Kittywake Cruises we will require the following information (this is the same information as you already provide when making a booking). Name Contact phone number Address Email
  • When will you be cruising again?
    Now! We are up and cruising so BOOK NOW
  • Can I pay cash or Just card?
    We ask that customers edevour to pay by card as much as possible however, we are still accepting cash payments.
  • Can we have food on board?
  • Can Face Coverings/ masks be purchased on board?
    Yes. Face Coverings can be purchased from the boats, if you or your guests would like to wear one
  • Will you provide PPE for staff?
    Yes. Staff are not required to wear any PPE however, we do have PPE available incase they would prefer to wear it.
  • Will you provide hand Sanitisers for staff and customers?
    Yes. There will be hand sanitiser on board for the use of guests and crew. All guests will be required to Sanitise or wash their hands when boarding/ disembarking the boats.
  • How will you keep the boats clean?
    Boats wil be deep cleaned/ disinfected before and after every single cruise and we have alloted a 2 hour time gap between cruises to ensure this. Crew will continue to regularly check/ clean the bathrooms and saloon on board
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