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Our Galley sells a range of snacks on-board including bacon batches, hotdogs and cake  in addition we sell hot bowls of scouse on cruises which are longer than 4 hours or you can pre-order a picnic box at time of booking.

But, you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunches or picnic. There is also a full range of hot and cold drinks to buy as well as a fully licensed bar aboard. Due to licensing restrictions, you cannot bring your own alcohol onboard.

In consideration of all our passengers we do not allow dogs on board during our cruises with the exception of assistance dogs.

Children under the age of 2 are free of charge but still need to be counted in the numbers we can carry, so please make sure you let us know at the time of booking.  For other cruises where there are child tickets available, the age is 2-16.  Please remember that on our longer cruises the day is likely to be around 8 hours in duration and the cruises do not have any children’s activities.

We recommend that you wear warm layers and flat sensible footwear to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Seating in available on the prom deck, main deck and upper & lower saloons.  We are unable to reserve seats and seats are on a first come first served basis.

Access Policy  

We want The Danny to be accessible and enjoyable for all and have tried to address the access problems presented by the Danny’s original design.  Due to the age of the vessel, and her origins as a working tugboat, there are steep stairwells, watertight doors with high step throughs and we do not have accessible toilet facilities. Depending on where we are moored, access to the vessel is via a ridged gangway which can be directly onto the main deck, where catering and toilet facilities are located, or onto the upper deck which has a steep access incline.   We have developed an Augmented Reality guide for visitors who are able to board the vessel.


  • Please note that access to or from the Danny berth is via a steep, step-free, path to the visitor centre and car park at the higher level. This may prove challenging to those with mobility difficulties arriving or departing on sailings at Anderton Boat Lift Boat Lift.

For bookings for cruise tickets, we have allocated 5% of our capacity to support BSL companions, personal or care assistants free of charge – please email [email protected] with your preferred date to check if there is still availability for free companions.  We will then explain how we will add the free place to your booking.

Access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing:  Visitors will have access to the introductory panels on the upper prom, and the tablets on the table tops in the saloons, where they can access written information about the Danny’s history and engineering.  We will accommodate a signing companion on cruises free of charge subject to availability.    Please see note above on how to book the free place.

Access for blind and partially sighted people: Our guides will talk passengers through the history and design of The Danny. Our interpretation within the Art Deco saloons evokes the history of the Art Deco Saloons in The Danny’s hey-day through the spoken memories of a Danny barman from the 1950s. We will accommodate personal assistants or support workers on cruises free of charge subject to availability.  .   Please see note above on how to book the free place.

Access for people requiring care assistants: If you can only cruise with us with the support of a carer we are able to offer free space for your care assistant.   Please see note above on how to book the free place.



Coach transfers will be operated by an external coach company and are included in the ticket price on the relevant cruises.

Our Acton Bridge location is on the slip road opposite the Leigh Arms pub CW8 4QT (please note there is no parking in the pub car park)

Our Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge berth is on the A56 WA7 3EG - there is no parking for passengers at this location (locked car park)


There are no refunds available on our tickets except for cancellations by DAPs where if arrangements for an alternative date are not suitable, we will refund your ticket in full.   Some of the cruises include a pick up or return journey by road, should the return journey be delayed for any reason DAPS will not be held liable for such delays and DAPS will not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses that may arise because of a cancellation or delay in a cruise. DAPS will not be liable to pay for any accommodation or alternative travel costs.

Tickets can be exchanged for a cruise on an alternative date up to 14 days before the date of the cruise (subject to availability).

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