Manchester Boat Trip- Departing from Manchester City Centre

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Manchester Boat Trip

Relax on a Manchester Boat Trip between the city centre and Salford Quays

Enjoy a relaxing  trip on a Manchester boat trip on 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 on-board commentary as you cruise along the Irwell to Salford Quays for a 60-minute round trip. There are refreshments available on board at the fully stocked bar

Cruise highlights
En route, 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, which is 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.

Ralli Quay
3 Stanley St,
M3 5EJ

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                                                                      


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*Gift Vouchers are valid until the end of the season they are purchased in (31st October for Summer, 31st March for Winter)






Child (2-15 years)



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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