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Manchester River Cruises

  • Manchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tours and River Cruises

Attraction Information

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!

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Opening hours

Manchester Canal Cruises: Saturday to Sunday 11:30 - 15:15

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General Admission

Adults: £9.00

Kids: £5.00

Concessions: £7.00

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £23.00

Travel & Contact Information


Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M6 8QA, England

Phone number

0843 208 0500



Click here to visit Manchester River Cruises' website.


Boarding is from underneath the Lowry footbridge, just outside the outlet mall and adjacent to the Lowry Arts Theatre.

FAQ & Additional Information

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.

Additional Info


On very rare occassions in the event of heavy weather trips may have to be cancelled due to safety considerations.

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