Quays Adventures

Salford M50 3AZ, UK (0)
from/per person 9
  • City sightseeing
  • Audio guide
  • Bar on Board
  • Dogs allowed
  • Groups allowed
  • Toilets
  • Tour guides


Salford Quays Mini Cruise

Hop aboard the Princess Katherine for one of our boat trips around the Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal.  This 60 min river trip gives you an insight into the history of the area and a unique view of Manchester including Media City, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks.

Salford Quays is quickly becoming a must do on the list of Manchester’s places to visit with the Imperial War Museum, Lowry Arts Theatre, BBC & Granada studios as well as the Lowry Outlet and a host of bars and restaurants it’s the perfect place to spend the day.

Tea and coffee is available on all our sightseeing boat trips, or you can choose something stronger from the fully stocked bar while you cruise along the waterway. The boat departs from Salford Quays only.

All tickets are return from just outside the Pier 8 restaurant at Salford Quays. 

  • Old Trafford Football Ground
  • Pomona Docks
  • Mode Wheel Locks
  • Round trip only, there is no city centre stop on these trips
  • Fully stocked bar serving teas, coffees or something stronger
  • Purpose built dutch style sightseeing boat
  • Toilets
  • Maximum group size is 6, seating on the inside or outside is on a first come first served basis

COVID secure

A NHS QR Code will be available for passengers to scan on boarding the vessel, all passengers must either scan the code on boarding or provide their contact details. The passenger areas of the vessel are disinfected in-between trips focussing on touch points such as handrails. Hand sanitizer is available on board. When queuing please maintain safe distance.


The Princess Katherine does not have disabled access. There is one step up and four steps down in order to board the vessel. 


The Princess Katherine is full heated, equipped with toilets facilities.

Departing Salford Quays:

Pier 8, M50 3RB, just by the Pier 8 Restaurant underneath the Millennial Lift Footbridge

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We do not accept Stag parties on our Quays Adventures trips, these need to be booked privately.

All sailings are subject to the weather and the levels of the River Irwell.

There is no stop at the city centre on these trips.