River Cruise in Manchester
Manchester River Cruise (1 hour)
Relax with a Manchester boat trip between the city centre and Salford Quays.
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise floating down the River Irwell and the historic Ship Canal between Manchester city centre and the former Manchester Docks, now known as Salford Quays.
Board the Princess Katherine at Spinningfields in the city centre and listen to the onboard commentary as you enjoy this Manchester boat trip along the Irwell to Salford Quays for a 60-minute round trip. There are refreshments available onboard at the fully stocked bar, the perfect Manchester boat trip.
See the Victoria & Albert Hotel, formerly a 19th-century riverside warehouse, George Stephenson’s 1830 Railway bridge and the striking new 2017 Ordsall Chord Bridge. Look out for the former Pomona Docks and Old Trafford football stadium, home to the world-famous Manchester United. At Salford Quays, admire the impressive glass and steel buildings of Media City including the ITV Studios which produce the long-running TV series ‘Coronation Street’. Don’t miss the BBC Studios, the Imperial War Museum North, Lowry Theatre and Gallery, the Millennium Bridge and striking new apartment blocks.
Regular* departures from Ralli Quay, opposite Manchester Spinningfields. Boarding is from the Salford side of the Irwell at Spinningfields, opposite the People’s History Museum and Dockyard Pub. Look out for the Manchester River Cruise flags on the riverside path that mark the boarding point.
The city centre boarding point is at Ralli Quay, which is opposite the People’s History Museum and Dockyard Pub.
3 Stanley Street
The nearest car park to the boarding point is the New Bailey MSCP, Salford. M3 5AY.
The boat docks at Salford Quays at Pier 8, beneath the Millennium footbridge, behind the Lowry Theatre.
*check river cruise website for latest sailing timetables, availability and latest information.
Child (2-15 years)
DEPARTURE AND BOARDING POINTS
Boarding is from Ralli Quay, opposite the People’s History Museum and Dockyard Pub.
Departure from City Centre:
Optional drop off at Manchester Salford Quays:
Cruise ends Manchester:
Please ensure you arrive at least five minutes before stated departure time; the Princess Katherine cannot return to the quay once departed. Not all sailings run every day, please check the calendar for latest information.
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