Manchester River Cruise with Salford Quays Discovery


See Manchester from another perspective on a scenic canal cruise. Board the cruise at the heart of Manchester’s old docklands, Salford Quays. See sights from the modern Media City, now home to the BBC and the new home of ITV’s Coronation Street.

Pass by the first of the locks of the Manchester Ship Canal, admiring the impressive Imperial War Museum and old Pomona Docks before heading into the heart of Manchester along the River Irwell.

This 60 minute river tour gives you an insight into the history of the Manchester Ship Canal. Learn about the industries that made the city one of the powerhouses of Europe in the 19th century and hear about the exciting future that’s currently being built.

The coach from Manchester Central will depart at 2.30pm arriving in Salford Docks around 2.45pm-3.00pm. After an hour of river cruise, disembark for 90 minutes to explore the Quays on your own. The return coach will depart at 5.30pm and return to Manchester at approximately 6.00pm.

The trip is £42 (£35+VAT) per person including transport and cruise. Please note no food or refreshments are included in your ticket price.

Tours details are subject to change. Ticket booking will be available soon.

Minimum numbers for this day trip – 40

Date and Time:

Tuesday 7th May 2024, 2.30pm

Passengers will be notified by email of the ship’s exact location and boarding times, well before their cruise. 


3.5 Hours

Coach Pick-up:

Manchester Central

Ticket booking will be available soon.