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Manchester Water Taxis

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“trafford centre”(44 reviews)
“old trafford”(13 reviews)
“media city”(10 reviews)
Sit back and relax as you travel to Old Trafford, Hotel Football, intu Trafford Centre, Event City & Sale from central Manchester 364 days a year along England's oldest man-made waterway, The Bridgewater Canal aboard Manchester's newest mode of...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:40 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Manchester, England
+44 7572 542075
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We paid for the Water Taxi and Old Trafford stadium+museum tour in advance for May 13, 2018. No one was there at the designated pickup point. We took a cab to the stadium and again no one at drop point or museum/stadium. Also, no one...More

18  Thank YatinMumbai
Reviewed April 9, 2018

had a boys day out with 4 year old grandson ... train into Manchester, bus along Deansgate, Waxi from Spinningfields to Media City and tram back home ... he (and I) loved it ...best was the Waxi.. great to see Manchester from the river ......More

3  Thank wallibobs
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Had a fantastic trip. Spinningfields to Media City. Knowledgeable captain, pointing out the sites with facts for all of them, a very genial host indeed at the helm. Really can't recommend them enough. You seriously have to try a trip on the river

1  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

I have used this service before and loved it. I would have given this service full marks if only for my experience today. I like I said my grandchildren were here for a visit and we decided to book the waxi and they loved it,...More

8  Thank Pam D
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a return trip on the water taxi from castlefield to the trafford centre, what a relaxing way to travel. Enjoyed it very much and will certainly use it again.

Thank 15janets
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I took friends on the Waxi again yesterday - they were very impressed as I have found it the times I have used it in the past. Always a friendly and helpful skipper, and what a way to arrive in the city centre! Can't wait...More

2  Thank Richard P
Reviewed January 15, 2018

A great alternative to trams, buses and taxis. It's a really relaxing way to travel, and at the same time you get to see parts of city that you wouldn't normally see. The service was excellent and our pilot/guide was friendly and informative. The water...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Wanted something interesting to do with a three year old - this was perfect! He travelled for free and we were taken as close to the Trafford Centre as if we’d driven. Booking was simple and all communications before the journey were speedy and professional....More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Everything was Fantastic and kids enjoyed every single minute, mainly the driver was very kind and lovely (from Castlefield to Trafford centre). I recommend it to everyone.

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

used the water taxi as there was a lot of traffic heading into manchester. ordered the ticket on line very quickly and water taxi was pleasant and efficient.

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July 18, 2018|
Response from Pam D |
Pickup point is at the hotel football.
June 20, 2018|
Response from Wdsdee D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure....there is room for them but i dont know sorry.