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Manchester Ship Canal

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Good day out if you like this sort of thing

We enjoyed this cruise and found it interesting but not sure it would appeal to everyone, children may find it boring. If you like industrial landscapes it is fine (though not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this cruise and found it interesting but not sure it would appeal to everyone, children may find it boring. If you like industrial landscapes it is fine (though not sure what people expect to see along a canal built between 2 northern industrial cities!). Food and drink was expensive, though not as much as we expected and it... More 

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great trip, but needs booking well in advance with Mersey Ferries. We cruised Eat-West (Salford to Liverpool) fascinating stuff along the way. Peel Holdings seem to be putting a great deal of effort into revitalising trade along the canal. It is not clear quite how long you might wait for the coach from trip end to return... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The organisation was hit and miss; these trips are planned, they only run on specific dates, it's not as if its every Friday, Saturday etc, therefore, the organisers must know about high and low tides, after all they are sailors and maritime people. It was suggested we should arrive at the terminal about half an hour before boarding, form an... More 

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ormskirk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Boarded Razzle Dazzle ferry at Pier Head in pouring rain. Sat at prow of the ship with a few others crouching under brollies ! Sat it out for 40 mins then decided to try indoors. HAd an extra cruise towards Crosby as unable to start journey up ship canal as lock at Eastham busy. Whole trip took over 7hrs due... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We are lucky to have this in our doorstep. In a Sunny day it's lovely to walk round and along the Ship Canal and over the bouncy bridge. You can take your bikes and go that bit further also with no problems. Feed the swans and ducks. They're is always something going on around there, charity events on the water,... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I booked this cruise to celebrate my Father's 90th birthday. There are a lot of seating areas, most undercover and some above deck, there are stairs, which my father didn't want to use more than a couple of times, so we spent most of the six/seven hour cruise below deck. The visibility is not very good out of the boat... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a brilliant day, a three hour trip down canal to Salford Keys with lunch included , friendly staff, great atmosphere would recommend, well worth the money.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived at Salford Quay half an hour before departure but all outside seats were already taken so if you want a choice then be there early. As it turned out Chris, a crew member, helped us and he found us a very snug place, thank you Chris. We enjoyed our very relaxing 'cruise' along the canal with many things... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

sailed down the ship canal to Old Trafford for the super league grand final fantastic little trip and at a reasonable price ! Had a few beers on board and a right good sing. a nice different way to approach the stadium will definitely do this again the next time Saints Get to the Final.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed the canal trip. Chris the organiser was really helpful. Hot day was good because inside is boring. It was a good day out and would recommend the trip to anyone who is interested

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