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
Birthday Cruise

We were invited on a birthday cruise. Didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be a really... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
Very enjoyable afternoon cruise

Just had a very enjoyable afternoon cruise aboard the Blue Swan, Great informative hosts in John... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Read all 118 reviews
All photos (53)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cake”(14 reviews)
“scones”(28 reviews)
“afternoon tea”(54 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
100 Summerwood Lane | The Saracens Head, Burscough, Ormskirk L39 8RH, England
+44 1704 897762
Reviews (118)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscakesconesafternoon teagreat hoststhe leeds liverpool canalsandwich fillingstrip lastslovely relaxing timetea refillsmy mumcanal tripbirthday treatpleasant tripfriendly crewlots of interesting factsa bit crampedminute cruise
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 118 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a very enjoyable afternoon cruise aboard the Blue Swan, Great informative hosts in John and Jo, All of us enjoyed the cream tea the cruise it’s self and the banter we had a great laugh including my wife when her best friend looked...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice friendly crew . Very informative, sandwiches were nice. Very disappointed with cake or should i say lack of. One scone each made up with squirty cream already. I dont like cream so scraped it off . And a packet of bisvuits. Not good. Needs...More

Thank jackcat6
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Bought for parents as present. They really enjoyed the 90 minute cruise with afternoon tea.Staff very pleasant and friendly. Plenty of sandwiches and cakes plus tea and coffee.Very pleasant trip which they wished could have lasted longer!!

Thank 1mo_13
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Purchased through wowcher for my husband's birthday. We had a lovely afternoon. Both hosts were lovely. We had a steer of the boat. Had a good laugh with the captain. Highly recommend

Thank Ann Marie R
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We were given this as a present and what a great present it turned out to be. It was a lovely calm day and it was so peaceful and tranquil as the the boat seemed to slide along the water. Di was our Hostess and...More

Thank Noel W
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous 90 minute Cruise with afternoon tea to celebrate Mums Birthday! Di and Phil the hosts were so friendly and very welcoming we had a lovely time would recommend this trip.

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This is my second trip on the canal with Blue Swan and it was just as good this time as it was last year. Really friendly, helpful, informative and knowledgeable two man crew, lovely fresh sandwiches and cakes for our afternoon tea and great coffee!...More

1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My son booked this cruise for my wifes birthday in june. We have been trying to contact them to arrange the day of our trip. But to no avail their phone is either off the hook or being ignored we have been phoning constantly for...More

3  Thank James W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were invited on a birthday cruise. Didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be a really enjoyable trip, everyone in our group seemed to have a great time. A bit of a grey day but didn't matter we travelled along at...More

1  Thank dawnth0mas
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Once again bought this trip through Woucher as a Christmas present. Once again a trip to remember and enjoy. Good food, limitless teas and coffee and lovely scenery. Jon and Jo made the trip interesting with snippets of history about the canal. Even got a...More

Thank Steve T
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk) Hotel
431 reviews
3.25 km away
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
2,173 reviews
6.47 km away
Pontins Southport Holiday Park
4,606 reviews
6.64 km away
The Talbot Hotel
293 reviews
8.04 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 28 restaurants in Burscough
The New Scarisbrick Arms Restaurant
347 reviews
3.19 km away
Master McGrath's
720 reviews
3.36 km away
Beefeater Morris Dancers
387 reviews
3.26 km away
The Tearoom at Scarisbrick Marina
99 reviews
2.45 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 attractions in Burscough
Scotch Piper Inn
7 reviews
5.09 km away
Farmer Teds Farm Park
412 reviews
4.19 km away
Burscough Boat Trading Ltd
64 reviews
5.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Debbie D
31 July 2018|
Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
You need to direct this question to Blue Swan Boat hire, enjoy your day !
4 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from forever-ill | Reviewed this property |
I like previous person am not part of the company. I also went on an "Afternoon tea" and my family were inundated with coffee/tea - both normal and decaf and had orange juice I think (long time since I went.) Food wise it's... More
28 April 2018|
Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
I believe John would do his utmost to assist getting you on board. Give them a ring to confirm, but I can't see a problem...