Discover the charms of Manchester from a new perspective: on board a boat on the River Irwell. Cruise under the city's most iconic bridges and sail through its canals.
Manchester River Cruise
Enjoy a new side of Manchester on board the Princess Katherine. The sightseeing boat cruise will take you on a journey of around an hour down the River Irwell and the city's famous canals. Setting sail from the vibrant Spinningfields area, in the heart of the city centre, you'll see some of Manchester's most famous bridges, including the historic Victoria Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge and the contemporary Salford Quays Lift Bridge.
During your cruise, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Manchester Cathedral from the river, as well as sailing through Castlefield, a beautiful historic canalside district with captivating charm. Throughout the boat trip you'll also discover the fascinating history of the English city and its development over the centuries, thanks to the recorded commentary on board the Princess Katherine.
Stop in Salford Quays
The Princess Katherine offers passengers the possibility to disembark at Salford Quays to explore the dockyards and the lively atmosphere of this area of the city at their own pace. If you choose this option, you'll get off the boat after a half an hour journey, and get back on again at the same point for your return journey. Please be aware that the availability of seats cannot be guaranteed for the return cruise.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Seniors over 65 years oldUS$ 13
Children 2-15 years oldUS$ 8.10
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)US$ 37.30
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in english and other language.
1 hour boat cruise.
Recorded commentary in English.
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
You must print the voucher and show it to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
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