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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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Father's Day rowing boat treat

We arrived & entered the shop to hire a rowing boat, unfortunately the lady was too busy taking her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
13_marie
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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What a lovely way to spend Fathers Day

We booked online which was the easiest way to make sure we got the date/time we wanted. We parked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Viv I
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including refreshments, souvenirs, educational and tourist information, boat trips and row boat hire. There is ample seating inside and out. Adjacent to the Centre there is a visitor centre, located in a 19th century stable, refurbished to provide information about the canal and its history
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (21 reviews)
“mulled wine” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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"father christmas"
in 20 reviews
"boat trip"
in 21 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 16 reviews
"mince pies"
in 16 reviews
"christmas trip"
in 10 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 17 reviews
"tow path"
in 9 reviews
"easter bunny"
in 8 reviews
"watching the wildlife"
in 6 reviews
"minute trip"
in 8 reviews
"water birds"
in 5 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 5 reviews
"safety talk"
in 4 reviews
"relaxing trip"
in 6 reviews
"lovely cruise"
in 3 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 10 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived & entered the shop to hire a rowing boat, unfortunately the lady was too busy taking her bunting down to serve us,when she eventually got round to it,she was very abrupt & not friendly at all. Poor customer service.She told us to collect...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi and thank you for your comments. We take all feedback very seriously, whether positive or negative. I've spoken with the person concerned, who asked me to offer you her sincere apologies. While she did call yoû back to offer info re oars and cushion,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked online which was the easiest way to make sure we got the date/time we wanted. We parked in the station car park as wasn't sure we would get a space any nearer and we were glad that we did that. The coffee shop...More

Thank Viv I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Canal in the hope that we could participate in a trip along the canal. Unfortunately it was fully booked. An excuse for us to have coffee and cake and to come back the following week. Within minutes the lovely staff upgraded...More

Thank PyeLin
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh what a lovely report! Thank you so much. I'm glad you didn't give up and got on a trip. Our boats have been full all week. D visit us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on 23/05/2018 and took the 10:15 sailing. Staff very friendly, knowledgeable and polite who could not do more for you and they are all volunteers. We booked the 10:15am slot as it was easier to park for free by the canal boats. We...More

2  Thank silversurfer9
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your complimentary comments. Do book for a fish and chip or cream tea trip. They are great fun!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently took a trip on this attraction. Would suggest that this was good value for money and if you have 90 minutes to spare and like a restful trip.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked for free in the Basin Car park which is free for canal path/canal users. Lovely modern cafe where we bought drinks and duck food. We walked all the way to Chichester Marina, and beyond before arriving back at the Basin for a lovely...More

Thank Hasford
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comments. I don't think you can beat this walk in good weather. Please visit us again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled with a group of 28 senior citizens from Hurst, Hassocks and Ditchling U3A. The weather was glorious.The staff both in the visitor centre and on the boat were first rate.All are volunteers.The round trip was two hours at walking pace.Tea/coffee was part of...More

Thank Robert B
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Do come again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't need to book. There is a limited amount of parking in the canal basin. The two crew were very friendly and informative. The 75 minute trip was most enjoyable - it was a lovely sunny day. Lots of wildlife - coots, moorhens, ducks,cormorant and...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

A nice way to spend an hour and a half. Interesting history from the volunteer staff. Not a massive amount to see - several nests but enjoyable nevertheless.

Thank Brighton9
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Although the weather was overcast, it was great to be able to sit above deck for some of the journey, instead of being stuck downstairs the whole time. The crew were friendly and informative. We heard some interesting facts and we had several nesting birds...More

1  Thank Diane S
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hi and many thanks for your lovely review. Just one comment from us... the biat is wheelchair friendly, with a lift and there is also a disabled toilet on board. I hope you visit us again.

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Charlie C
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Canal P | Property representative |
Hi, please see our website for current pricing for scheduled trips, charter trips, fish and chip cruises and cream tea cruises. Thank you.
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Nicki A
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Canal P | Property representative |
Hi Nicki, please can you write to us with your enquiry at the contact email address published on our website preferably with a contact number and possible dates. Many thanks
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Lauren B
July 20, 2016|
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Response from DaveNelson_UK | Reviewed this property |
Late answer - but no - hope you had a nice trip though!
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