Drybarge – Get The Christmas Party Moving !

Drybarge are hosting Christmas parties this season, we have a number of packages available to help you plan that office or personal Christmas event. Let us take the stress out of it for you and provide a very unique experience. There are only a few slots remaining, so if this is something you are interested in be quick and contact us E: info@drybarge.com and we will contact you immediately !

Drybarge Football Fixtures out

The football fixtures have been announced and we at Drybarge the Uk’s number one party barge www.drybarge.com are looking forward to what we think will be an epic season. For those who have not yet ventured with us to Old Trafford, why not give us a go, it’s probably one of the easiest and best ways of getting to the game, leaving from Manchester centre Castlefied next to Dukes 92. Our trip takes us directly to Old Trafford and drops fans off at the now legendary Hotel Football. The atmosphere and football banter on board is second to none and the drink flows from our on board bar. We have been operating our trips to Manchester United Home Games for the last 8 years and we have a fantastic regular core of customers who have now become our friends and part of the Drybarge match day family. We guarantee a friendly and efficient service to all the home games and we are a great addition to the match day experience. It doesn’t make sense parking at the game as the boat gets you right to the door meaning you can relax and it genuinely takes the hassle and stress out of getting there and also your return.

The boat is also fantastic for those Autumn and winter trips to Old Trafford the bar is always well stocked and you’ll be nice and cosy there an back, whilst enjoying and laughing at the fans who we pass braving the weather walking the canal path. It’s also a great way to see the stadium as we approach it from a very different angle.

So here are the first set of fixtures http://www.drybarge.com/events/category/manchester-united-games/ and we are very excited at Mourinho coming in. Love him or hate we think we are in for a better ride and a return to attacking football surely ! As one of our regulars Glen Sidall puts it “it’s going to get all our opposition hating us again, it’s what we need”. We agree and we are really looking forward to the first home game and welcoming Mourinho to get him settled in ! The first trip is now on sale and only costs £14 for the return trip, Manchester United v Southampton on August 20th, tickets go very quickly as there are only ever 60 available per game, click the link here to book http://www.drybarge.com/event/man-utd-v-southampton/  See you all very soon ! COME ON YOU REDS………………….

Festival Season with Drybarge & Boltfest

It’s the time of year and festival season has crept up on us and come out of nowhere ! Drybarge are proud sponsors of Uk Tribute Festivals Boltfest for the 2nd year ! It looks like the suns going to be shining and there will be plenty of fun to be had with this special family gathering. Drybarge support these festivals as we love to be involved in anything that brings communities and families together, enjoying a few drinks in the great outdoors.

We will see you all at the festival and remember the party never stops on the Manchester Canal with Drybarge, celebrating birthdays, special occasions and office get togethers, we do it all. See you soon for a great summer ahead !

Drybarge sponsor Castlefield Food Festival

It looks like summer is finally upon us and it’s very exciting times for Manchester’s City Centre’s Number 1 party barge hire. This year we have partnered with the Castlefield Food Festival and it all starts at 4pm today ! The festival starts from today and finishes on Sunday Night the 15th May. It’s an absolute honor to be involved with such a prestigious Manchester festival and we are certainly looking forward to tasting some of the food delights that are going to be on offer. The festival will also be serving up some fantastic entertainment across the whole weekend. There is also a farmers market to buy great produce, a night market taking place tonight and plenty of food kitchen demos for those who want to hone those skills.

For those who are taking our regular Drybarge boat trip service to Manchester United stadium this Sunday to take on Bournemouth, we recommend you get into Castlefield earlier than usual and come and sample the food festival, our barge is parked right on the doorstep of the festival and we will also be returning you back to it, so if you’ve got a good appetite its definitely worth the visit.

Drybarge are really pleased to be involved with the Castlefield Food Festival as we are always happy to invite people down to to Castlefield Bowl it’s a fantastic space and has been our home for the last 10 years. Drybarge will also be involved with a number of festivals over the summer of 2016 and it’s great for us to have the opportunity to work alongside such festivals a Festwich the UK’s biggest Free tribute festival and encourage communities getting together. We’ve an extremely busy summer ahead but we have always got time and windows available in our events calendar for any of you who fancy a lovely summer private boat trip or party for any occasion including birthdays, office parties and celebrations, exploring Manchester’s canals and scenery.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend, enjoy the festivities ! The Drybarge Team

Drybarge sponsor Festwich for 5th year running


are pleased announce that Manchester’s number 1 boat /barge company that provide private hire city centre cruises will sponsor Festwich for the 5th year running. Drybarge are no strangers themselves to hosting fantastic music parties and their own history has seen some legendary figures play on board the barge. Matthew Taylor director of Drybarge ” It is important for us to be involved in what has become one of Manchester’s annual festivals, year on year it has grown in popularity and we are very proud to have been a part of its growth and more importantly helped to keep the festival free to attend. We are particularly proud that we have also encouraged the Prestwich community to come out and enjoy the festival and also support it, has it has now become very dear to the heart of our Prestwich community and has proved that with a bit of vision we can all pull together and produce a fantastic family weekend.

A big thank you to Drybarge and all the staff !

Drybarge operate private hire barge cruises for all types of occasions on the Bridgewater Canal – visit     www.drybarge.com

Drybarge boat hire welcome developments to new commerce to Manchester water ways.

Money is being splashed out on new stations for the water taxis set to run between Manchester city centre and Salford Quays. Rumours have been circulating for the last 5 years plus and now it is finally coming fruition.

The five pontoons for the taxi boats to be called ‘waxi’ will be based around the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Irwell.

The new service will improve access to the BBC’s home at MediaCity UK for commuters from around Salford. The Council have granted £1.23m to the scheme.

More details coming soon.