Cruise with Father Christmas

Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, UK (0)
from/per person 12
  • Kids Event
  • Bar on Board
  • Groups allowed
  • Toilets


Santa is giving up his sleigh for the Isabella this Christmas

Come and take a Santa Cruise on the Manchester Ship Canal this Winter with the chance to meet Father Christmas. As he brings a bit of his grotto on board. We will be departing from Salford Quays down the historic ship canal as where guests will have the chance to meet Santa while taking in the views along Manchester’s main waterway.

What’s include

An hour long trip departing from Salford Quays with Father Christmas and his elves.

  • Mulled wine & mince pies for adults
  • Cookie and juice drink for children
  • Chance to meet Santa Claus and have a gift from his grotto
  • The activities and gifts are aimed at 2 – 10 years but big kids are welcome.
  • Adult participation is required – this is a Chief Elf Tilly rule.


The vessel has two toilets located at the aft of the vessel as well as fully stocked bar.


Unfortunately the vessel is not equipped to handle wheelchairs, there is one step up and four steps down in order to board the vessel. Any buggies will need to be folded before boarding the vessel. 


The vessel has booth seating for four to six to a table, we allocate seats based on your ticket, if joining another group please let us know by email. Families may be required to share a table.

Pick up and Drop off

Santa will be landing his sleigh, on the Isabella from Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. The boat will be moored under the Millennium Footbridge at the back of the Lowry Theatre.


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December 2023
10:15 11:15
11:45 12:45
13:15 14:15
15:15 16:15
16:45 17:45
18:15 19:15


adult tickets include mulled wine, tea or coffee and mince pie
child tickets include gift from Father Christmas, cookie and cordial drink
infant tickets include gift from Father Christmas, infants may be required to sit on an adults lap.
Cancellation Policy:
Tickets are non-refundable if cancelled with 5 days of your booking.