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Cruise with Father Christmas

From £12 per person

Boarding point

What's Included

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.


Bar on Board
Groups allowed

What’s included

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 Skai rule.


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


The vessel is fully heated, and equipped with an onboard licensed bar and two toilets.


The vessel has seating for four to six to a table, we do not allocate seats and families may be required to share a table.


The nearest parking is at the Lowry Outlet Mall – click here


The vessel departs from just outside the Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays.


You will receive a full refund if you cancel five days in advance of your trip.

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Manchester Ship Canal, Rivers Irwell & Weaver

Manchester's Premier River & Canal Tour Company

A family built business with a heritage of working the waterways of Manchester stretching back over a hundred years, our local knowledge will help you make the most of any tour.

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