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Take to the water and discover The Quays by boat

Canal boat cruises and narrow boat hire.

For barge and boat hire along Manchester's waterways or for canal tours, contact one of the following:

City Centre Cruises - City Centre Cruises offer a variety of cruises aboard the luxurious restaurant boat 'LS Lowry' discovering the waterways of Manchester and Salford. For more information visit or call 0161 902 0222.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - Mersey Ferries offers a fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruise along a 35-mile stretch of canal. For more information visit or call 0151 330 1444.

For more information on the city region's canals and waterways see British Waterways

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