Manchester Boat Trip – Departing from Salford Quays

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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 the former Manchester Docks, now known as Salford Quays and Manchester city centre. Board the Princess Katherine at Pier 8 in Salford Quays and listen to the on-board commentary as you cruise along the Irwell to Spinningfields in Manchester city centre 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 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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Present with red bow © Photo courtesy of

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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 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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