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.

Manchester Ship Canal

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Quays, England
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
  • 5
  • 3
A six hour cruise

This was a really well organised tour. Very interesting commentary all the was through. Just over three hundred people on board. Facilities were excellent,the toilets were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Noreen L
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Salford Quays to Liverpool by Mersey Ferry. This is a six hour trip passing through five locks and twelve bridges complete with commentary on the various sights along the way. It is fascinating to watch the swing and lift bridges operate and it presents a whole new vista pf Liverpool as the ferry crosses the Mersey at the end of... More 

Thank Hillstown
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This was a really well organised tour. Very interesting commentary all the was through. Just over three hundred people on board. Facilities were excellent,the toilets were spotless. The food was a bit on the expensive side. All the staff worked very hard to make sure everyone enjoyed the experience. The only downside was the weather. Torrential rain lashing down after... More 

1 Thank Noreen L
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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 

Thank Julie C
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank PandM_10
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank dougieles
Level Contributor
54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank SkyOrmskirk
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Wendy S
Holywell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank LixwmLass
Heywood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Jean G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Melvyn J

Travelers who viewed Manchester Ship Canal also viewed

Sale, Greater Manchester
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester

Been to Manchester Ship Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manchester Ship Canal and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Manchester Ship Canal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?