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Manchester Ship Canal

The Quays, England
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6 hour cruise down Ship Canal

For something different decided to go on the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. It is a 6 hour cruise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trammanNotts
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Notts
Fantastic commentary

Six hours on the Canal from Salford Quays to Liverpool, in comfort, warm sunshine, no smoking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidbsmallwood
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
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“salford quays” (46 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For something different decided to go on the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. It is a 6 hour cruise with commentary along the way highlighting place and history of interest. There are snacks available on board. Boat used is one of the Mersey Ferries. Once at...More

Thank trammanNotts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six hours on the Canal from Salford Quays to Liverpool, in comfort, warm sunshine, no smoking, decent bacon butties and a well informed commentary. What more could you ask for? You can bring your own food and drink and many people do, to make a...More

Thank davidbsmallwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a delayed start due to a bridge and then a lock gate not opening the trip was superb. Good commentary but the mic kept breaking up. Great journey seeing the length of the canal, seeing bird life and the industrial history . Great view...More

Thank Darleypete
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We did the ship canal cruise from Salford quays to Liverpool on Easter Saturday. The cruise is well run and there is a commentary all the way along the canal pointing out interesting sites and giving you the latest information about changes that are happening...More

Thank christine k
Reviewed April 17, 2017

The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36-mile-long (58 km) inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea. Several sets of locks lift vessels about 60 feet (18 m) up to Manchester. One can cruise (approximately six hours) along this...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely 4 course meal drinks bar on board with lovely staff nothing to much trouble for them, can hire for parties and special occasions

Thank loracyam
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It's worth a visit to the Manchester Ship canal and take in the history of this great piece of waterway. Whether you do it by boat or not it's a very interesting place.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Despite showery weather we two and a couple of friends had a ball here. We went from Salford to Liverpool, which the other two agreed might be more picturesque than vice-versa which they had experienced previously. Good and fascinating live commentary. Good food, drink and...More

1  Thank judemgard
Reviewed May 10, 2016

On departure it was evident that most passengers were over 60 years of age. The commentary (by a qualified badge holder we were told) was excellent , some of the passengers complained that that could not hear-she apologised added that that was nothing she could...More

2  Thank MidlandsRascal
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I recently travelled as part of a group along the canal from Salford Quays to Liverpool. It takes 6 hours to travel the 35 miles but it was most relaxing and very interesting. A Blue Badge guide gives a running commentary, explaining the history of...More

1  Thank Christine S
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David W
Exactly what facilities re food and drink are available on the boat are are we better bringing our own food and wine
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Praful S | Reviewed this property |
There is café, which serves light lunches, snacks and hot drinks. Not sure about alcoholic drinks. But I am sure, one would not die of hunger or thirst on board!
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