Get a totally unique perspective of Manchester from their historic ship canal, with Manchester River Cruises.
On the Princess Katherine - yes, she has a name - you can sit inside or out in nice weather. They run plenty of family friendly activities including kid takeover events, including Pirate Club and Cruises with Santa. Learn about the history of the city: as an old industrial town, Manchester’s shipping canals were essential.
You can even take one of Princess Katherine’s return trips to Old Trafford where Manchester United play. A must for footy fans!
Manchester Canal Cruises: Saturday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:15
Pier 8, Salford Quays,
0843 208 0500
Boarding is from underneath the Lowry footbridge, just outside the outlet mall and adjacent to the Lowry Arts Theatre.
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £23.00
Manchester River Cruises has not told us about their parking.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Manchester River Cruises has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
No, Manchester River Cruises is not wheelchair friendly.
To board the Princess Katherine there is a small set of steps down into the vessel.
No, Manchester River Cruises have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Dogs are welcome.
On very rare occassions in the event of heavy weather trips may have to be cancelled due to safety considerations.