Salford Quays - Manchester River Cruises

City River Tour - Manchester River Cruises

Available to 29 June 2025

Book now from £12.00

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Experience some of the best boat trips with Manchester River Cruises

Offering a range of tours, trips and cruises across the beautiful city of Manchester, you can now look forward to seeing all the sights from the comfort of your seat as you glide along the serene waters of Manchester's river. 

There's so many things to do with Manchester River Cruises

Salford Quays is rapidly becoming one of the most must-visit areas of the iconic city, with the Imperial War Museum, Lowry Arts Theatre, ITV and BBC studios all on its doorstep. Surrounded by a plethora of bars and restaurants, it's the perfect place to spend a family-friendly day in the big city. 

  • Hop aboard the Princess Katherine vessel and take an unforgettable tour around Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal
  • Gain an insight into the area as you learn about local history from knowledgeable guides
  • Experience a up-close view of Manchester as you glide past Media City, Old Trafford and the disused dry docks
  • Enjoy a unique perspective of some of Salford's most famous sights, including the Imperial War Museum, Lowry Arts Theatre, BBC & Granada Studios
  • Grab an on-board hot, cold or alcoholic drink so and enjoy a beverage as you take a tour on the tranquil waters of Manchester's canals
  • Enjoy the finest city tour on the purpose-built Dutch-style sightseeing boat
  • Bring your favourite furry friend along with you and enjoy the tour with your pet!

Your Salford Quays boat tour Schedule:

  • Depart: 11:30am Return: 12:30pm
  • Depart: 13:45pm Return: 14:45pm
  • Depart: 14:00pm Return: 15:00pm
  • Depart: 15:15pm Return: 16:15pm

Manchester's premier river & canal tour company offers you Experiences, not Trips

  • Bespoke Experiences: Enjoy your tour with Manchester River Cruises catering and customising the experience just for you. 
  • Friendly Crew: The friendly staff are dedicated to providing exceptional service, creating a warm and welcome atmosphere for all visitors. 
  • Alcohol Onboard: Enjoy a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere with the on-board alcohol selection, curated to elevate your journey. 
  • 10+ Years Experience: The team are well-equipped to deliver top-notch service and expertise tailored to meet your specific needs. 

Book Manchester River Cruises now and experience some of the best boat tours in Manchester!

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How to find us

Address: Manchester River Cruises, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, M50 3AZ

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  • Toilets
  • Food and drink
  • Parking nearby
  • Public transport accessible

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the vessels, the Manchester River Cruises aren't wheelchair accessible at this current time. 

Yes, you are able to purchase food and drink onboard the Manchester River Cruises vessels.

  • There is a fully stocked licensed bar onboard.
  • There are facilities for making hot drinks.
  • There is a range of light snacks such as crisps and chocolate.

Please note: The Manchester River Cruises departure point may vary, depending on which trip you have purchased.

Salford Quays Boarding Point:

  • Under the Millenium Footbridge in front of the Lowry Outlet Mall.
  • Once you are in the plaza between the Lowry Theatre and the shopping centre you will see the two white pillars of the Millennium Footbridge, head down the side of the bridge and you will see the vessel moored up.

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