Manchester ‘Waxi’ Water Taxi
Manchester Spinningfields ↔ MediaCityUK
Unfortunately, due to operational issues beyond our control, the WAXI is not currently running. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.
Discover more of Manchester’s history on board the ‘Waxi’, the unique Manchester Water Taxi!
Your tour itinerary
The bright yellow boat seats 11 people and links Spinningfields in central Manchester with Salford Quays, Greater Manchester’s exciting waterfront destination. During the 30-minute journey along the River Irwell and the historic Manchester Ship Canal you’ll see the striking Trinity Bridge, George Stephenson’s 1830 railway bridge and the old Granada TV Studios (once home to the TV programme Coronation Street). You’ll also see Pomona Locks, Ordsall Hall and Old Trafford Football Ground, home to Manchester United.
At Salford Quays the ‘Waxi’ drops off and picks up at MediaCityUK, home to the BBC and ITV in the north of England. It’s a short walk to the Imperial War Museum North, and to The Lowry, a theatre, shopping and arts hub with the L.S. Lowry Gallery, cafes, restaurants, bars and many designer shops.
- The MediaCityUK stop is behind The Alchemist Salford Quays Bar (postcode: M50 3AB)
- The Manchester Spinningfields stop is next to The Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel (postcode: M3 4JQ)
*Under 3 years
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