We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great 70th Boat Party

Amazing time for a 70th birthday, friendly hosts, food was scrummy, loads of room to dance around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Perfect Birthday Celebration!

I had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating my 50th birthday aboard the Frederick! From the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kitty N
via mobile
Read all 69 reviews
All photos (23)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent97%
  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“birthday party”(10 reviews)
“cold buffet”(4 reviews)
“fairy lights”(3 reviews)
Traditional narrow boat tours that meander along the surprisingly scenic canals of Birmingham. Daily departures leave from outside the Tap and Stile public house, Gas Street Basin. The boats are centrally heated and fully licensed to serve alcoholic...more
Frederick @ Gas Street Basin, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
+44 1922 722949
Reviews (69)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbirthday partycold buffetfairy lightsfancy dressall agesgreat funjenaboardproseccoloocast
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing time for a 70th birthday, friendly hosts, food was scrummy, loads of room to dance around and socialise. Just an all round amazing day, would definitely recommend for a birthday or any kind of social event. Katherine was a very friendly and reliable from...More

4  Thank mberries11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating my 50th birthday aboard the Frederick! From the first enquiry, Katherine could not have been more accommodating. The bar was very well-stocked and included a great alcohol-free ale as we requested. The ambience was great too!

5  Thank Kitty N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon tour from Gas Street basin out to Birmingham Uni. Flexible and helpful service - we asked to be dropped at the Vale for a walk through the campus and were picked up in Selly Oak. A surprisingly scenic trip perfect for the occasion....More

6  Thank Kevinadibble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katherine the host was fab, food was great, music, brilliant boat ride, loads of room on the boat, really clean, everything was really good, great for something different, loved it would definitely do it again.

5  Thank hanialees1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time, the hosts were fantastic. We had a large party of all ages and it suited everyone. Would definitely recommend. The boat was clean and comfortable.

4  Thank Natt_Lee830
Reviewed 8 August 2018

What an amazing day out on the Victoria boat. There were 23 of us and without fail everyone loved it. Denise was a star looking after the bar and food. We ordered a cold buffet and everything was lovely, plenty (too much really) of sandwiches,...More

6  Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We are a group that get together frequently, booking with Katherine was hassle free and very informative nothing was too much trouble! Our night was a four hour trip, our own music was played which was sorted by the two fantastic barmaids, Sheila & Dawn...More

7  Thank marieannerose
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We had a party for 40 guests aboard Victoria, and it was awesome, everyone thourghly enjoyed it despite the rainy weather. The staff were all extremely accommodating. Will definitely book again.

7  Thank ijstacey1973
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My 4th time using central boat parties. Highly recommend. From booking and to the day everything was excellent service. Katherine was always on hand for all enquiries and Denise was there on the night. Very lovely lady and made sure we all enjoyed our night....More

7  Thank Sarahleanne89
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We celebrated my husbands 70th Birthday with Central Boat Parties. We were looked after by Katherine. She was amazing.Nothing was too much trouble for her. For a small extra amount she upgraded our food. It was lovely and fresh and there was plenty of it....More

6  Thank Miah37
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 117 hotels in Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
5,115 reviews
.07 km away
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
3,616 reviews
.14 km away
Premier Inn Birmingham Broad Street (Canal Side) Hotel
1,400 reviews
.16 km away
Travelodge Birmingham Central
935 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,485 restaurants in Birmingham
Tap & Spile Restaurant
667 reviews
.05 km away
The Pickled Piglet
1,094 reviews
.03 km away
Bistrot Pierre
930 reviews
.08 km away
2,513 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 616 attractions in Birmingham
Symphony Hall
2,496 reviews
.19 km away
Gas Street Basin
1,038 reviews
.08 km away
International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham
165 reviews
.21 km away
Ikon Gallery
198 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Dennis A
7 March 2015|
Response from Lindsey S |
What is the maximum amount of people that can go on the boat?