Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, United Kingdom (0)
from/per person 55
  • Museum tours
  • Audio guide
  • Bar on Board
  • Groups allowed
  • Toilets
  • Tour guides


Unfortunately we won’t be running any Ellesmere Port trips until further notice.

Salford Quays – Ellesmere Port

Take a Manchester Ship Canal cruise through the heart of the North West’s industrial past.  Throughout the year we provide the opportunity to make a grand tour between two of the most important points on the Manchester Ship Canal. A great two part journey with a four hour cruise of the canal and the chance for lunch and to delve further into it’s past at the National Waterways Museum.

On the 30 mile journey on the Manchester Ship Canal between the Salford Quays and Ellesmere port passengers will travel through 4 locks dropping an average of sixteen feet each time, passing through numerous swing and lift bridges including Grade II Barton Aquaduct bridge as we travel between the between the former industrial heart of Manchester where large ships still travel through to the historical Ellesmere Port and the National Waterways Museum.

Travelling aboard the Princess Katherine our passengers have the opportunity to enjoy the view from the comfortable cabin or from the deck. Fully stocked bar onboard.

Passengers enjoy commentary on the 4 hour cruise describing the great industry that built the canal and the exciting future it still holds.

At both Salford Quays and Ellesmere Port there is an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and the attractions that they have to offer before a coach will pick you up for your return journey.

What’s included

  • Four hour cruise
  • Time at National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port
  • Return coach
  • Inside and outside seating
  • Light commentary on the history of the canal and points of interest along the way
  • Drinks and snacks available on board
  • Escorted through out the day with dedicated guide


Group A
Meet 08:45 Salford Quays
Arrive 13:30 Ellesmere Port
Coach 15:45 Ellesmere Port
Arrive 17:00 Salford Quays
Group B
Meet 10:15 Salford Quays
Arrive 11:45 Ellesmere Port
Boat 14:00 Ellesmere Port
Arrive 18:30 Salford Quays

The Manchester Ship Canal Expedition!


Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Tickets:


this is discounted from the usual price of £40