General Information

General Information


LB Hardfeet started operating in July 2008, built especially to run on the Sheffield and Tinsley canal.  She is 15ft wide and 61ft long.  She has movable furniture to allow maximum flexibility in the type of function that can be catered for, for example it might be a 3 course meal, buffet, or a conference, meeting/training room.

Max number of passengers is 72 – MCA Certificate of Operation

Heating – the boat is heated for cruising in the cooler months.

Toilets - Two. One of which is disabled, wheelchair friendly.

Access - Mainly by steps as above.

Disabled Wheelchair Access - via ramp onto the boat and lift down to the boat’s single cabin floor level.  Maximum wheelchair width 740mm

Music system with background music – on full boat charters you are welcome to bring your own CD’s/mp3 player to play.

Full Disco options are available. Please see our full boat charter cruises section overleaf.

Live entertainment - you may arrange this yourself, but please speak to us first to check suitability or if you need any ideas/info.

Bar/Drinks - We keep a well stocked bar on board including a selection of reasonably priced wines, draught beer and lager, bottled beers, real ales, lager, spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks.  We can arrange drink packages and bar tabs to be paid for in advance or at the end of the evening.  The Bar is open 30 minutes before cruise start time and closes at the end of the cruise with 15 minutes drinking up time.Alcohol is not sold to under 18’s, and may only be consumed by 16 to 17’s with a meal. Any other alcoholic consumption under 18 years of age is an offence under the 2003 Licensing Act.

Catering - All food is cooked aboard LB Hardfeet. We have full galley facilities and are registered with the Environmental Health Department.  For health and safety reasons we do not allow customers to bring their own food and drink aboard.

Boarding times - Boarding is from a half-hour before your cruise start time. This allows you to meet at your leisure and relax before we set sail. Just step aboard as you arrive.

Disembarkation time is up to 15 minutes from end of cruise

Cruise times for full boat charters can be arranged to suit the needs of the party, day or evening. Please check at time of booking.

Extra cruise time on LB Hardfeet full boat charters.Additional hours required above the stated cruise duration is at a flat rate of £100.00 per hour or part thereof.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the boat. Stops may be requested, this may shorten the distance travelled. 


Car Parking

There is a public car park at the canal basin, using the same road entrance as if you were travelling to the Sheaf Quay Building, a charge is made.  A map is on our boarding card sent as confirmation of a booking.

Force Majeure

If for any reason we are unable to cruise, meals will be served at our mooring in Victoria Quays Canal Basin

Children.Children are welcome aboard all our boats, prices are in brackets after adult price. We regard children as being 15 and under.  Children 3 and under go free, if a meal is not required, but must be included in your party numbers. On a full party charter they do not count as a paying passenger for discounts.  On meal cruises we can adapt the menu if required. We also politely remind parents/guardians of children that for safety reasons we can not allow children to run around the boat and it is your responsibility to be with the children at all times.

Gift Vouchers

We do these for both cruises and shop. Please telephone us for more information.


How to book or need further information.


For all bookings and further information please telephone our office 0114 2786314.  It is not possible to man this office at all times due to crew availability for cruises. If we are not there please leave a message on the answer machine and we will return your call.  If making a special journey to the office, which is in Arch 16 within the Victoria Quays Complex, please telephone us to check opening times.Booking.Telephone us on 0114 2786314 to check date availability.We will hold the date provisionally for 7 days whilst you return the booking form with the appropriate deposit.  The remainder of the cruise fee is due 21 days before the cruise, when we ask you to confirm numbers, cruise option and menus.  Bar drinks are payable on the day.  Terms and Conditions of charter apply to all bookings.Payments can be made by cheque, cash, Maestro, MasterCard or Visa (2% charge applies to credit cards)