Manchester Boat Trip

Manchester Boat Trip – Departing from Salford Quays

  • Manchester Sightseeing Cruises - Princess Katherine

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Relax with a Manchester boat trip between the city centre and Salford Quays

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip 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 cruise 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.

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 stylish apartment blocks.

Regular* departures from Pier 8, which is next to The Lowry Theatre. Boarding is from the Lowry side of the Quays, beneath the Millennium footbridge. Look out for the Manchester River Cruise flags on the riverside path that mark the boarding point.

The Salford Quays boarding point is at Pier 8, which is beneath the Millennium footbridge, behind The Lowry theatre.

Pier 8

The Quays


M50 3AZ

The nearest car park to the boarding point is the Lowry Outlet multi-storey car park, M50 3AH.

The boat docks at in Manchester city centre at Ralli Quay, opposite the People’s History Museum and the Dockyard Pub.

*check river cruise website for latest sailing timetables, availability and latest information       


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Child (2-15 years)



Boarding is from Pier 8, beneath the Millennium footbridge, behind The Lowry theatre.

Departure from Salford Quays:

Optional drop off in Manchester city centre

Cruise ends Salford Quays

Please ensure you arrive at least five minutes before stated departure time; the Princess Katherine cannot return to the quay once departed.

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