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Manchester Ship Canal

The Quays, England
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Remnant of the Industrial Past

My companion and I were independent travelers in Manchester for three days. We particularly wanted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
Won't do it again

Went with a group of friends. The boat first picked up at seacombe so by the time it reached... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
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  • Average16%
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“six hours” (14 reviews)
“salford quays” (50 reviews)
“hour cruise” (9 reviews)
The Quays, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My companion and I were independent travelers in Manchester for three days. We particularly wanted to explore its industrial past. I had not heard of the ship canal, but he explained its significance. Not knowing the city, we weren’t sure how to experience it, so...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. The boat first picked up at seacombe so by the time it reached Liverpool it was packed and the best seats taken. It was too packed to be comfortable for me personally. My view was restricted by an unpleasant...More

Thank climmo
Reviewed September 28, 2017

One of my dreams was to experience the Manchester Ship Canal. I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the six hours plus journey which went by so quickly ,such a lot to see and the commentary was very good and thanks to reasonable weather we...More

Thank kathleenharrisson
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Spent a superb day with my wife, on the Manchester Ship Canal. The scenery and wildlife was spectacular, a wonderful way to relax and spend some quality time together. We will definitely return to sail this route again some time in the future.

Thank AndrewD14Tiger
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

As we both have an interest in canals this was something we have wanted to try for some time, but it certainly proved to be alot more spectacular than our local canals. I will start by saying we were very lucky it was a beautiful...More

Thank straw_hat11
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The boat , cruise and location all good , however the commentary was inaudible and the information was very sparse .

Thank rayridge32
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This is a six hour cruise, starting at Salford Quays, then all the way to the Liver Building in Liverpool. The live commentary was excellent, pointing out things of interest, as well stating facts regarding the cruise and ship. The weather was good and it...More

Thank MARYPAT_11
Reviewed August 13, 2017

A cruise by Mersey Ferries along the canal from Liverpool to Salford keys. The cruise lasted about 6 hours with commentaries by a Blue Badge Guide. The Mersey Ferry glides up the canal at a leisurely pace, food and drink available on board at reasonable...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Forget 6 hours, you need to allow at least 9 hours for this cruise. We did this cruise from Salford to Liverpool on 9 August. Arrived at departure point an hour early (08:00) to make sure we got a decent seat - no boat! At...More

1  Thank Graeme A
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Things are a bit hit and miss on the Ship Canal. For example we couldn't board at the usual place in Salford as the depth of water was insufficient so we had to get on a coach to go to the other side to board....More

Thank PaulineT
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anna p
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Darleypete | Reviewed this property |
No it's a full length one way trip with coach return.
David W
May 23, 2017|
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!