- Tours and River Cruises
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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!
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M6 8QA, England
Boarding is from underneath the Lowry footbridge, just outside the outlet mall and adjacent to the Lowry Arts Theatre.
Click here to visit Manchester River Cruises's website
0843 208 0500
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
The opening times for this attraction can vary. Please check their website for trip times.
5 minutes before departure.
Manchester River Cruises have a bar on board the vessel serving soft drinks, tea and coffee.
On very rare occassions in the event of heavy weather trips may have to be cancelled due to safety considerations.
To board the Princess Katherine there is a small set of steps down into the vessel.
Parking is available at the Lowry Outlet mall.
Media city tram stop is just five minutes away from boarding and a regular bus service runs from the city centre to Salford Quays.