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Manchester Water Taxis

Open Now: 09:00 - 20:40
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“trafford centre”(51 reviews)
“old trafford”(17 reviews)
“media city”(15 reviews)
Sit back and relax as you travel to Old Trafford, Hotel Football, intu Trafford Centre, Event City & Sale from central Manchester 364 days a year along England's oldest man-made waterway, The Bridgewater Canal aboard Manchester's newest mode of...more
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Manchester, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We paid for the Water Taxi and Old Trafford stadium+museum tour in advance for May 13, 2018. No one was there at the designated pickup point. We took a cab to the stadium and again no one at drop point or museum/stadium. Also, no one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
25  Thank YatinMumbai
Reviewed 9 April 2018

had a boys day out with 4 year old grandson ... train into Manchester, bus along Deansgate, Waxi from Spinningfields to Media City and tram back home ... he (and I) loved it ...best was the Waxi.. great to see Manchester from the river ......More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank wallibobs
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had a fantastic trip. Spinningfields to Media City. Knowledgeable captain, pointing out the sites with facts for all of them, a very genial host indeed at the helm. Really can't recommend them enough. You seriously have to try a trip on the river

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have used this service before and loved it. I would have given this service full marks if only for my experience today. I like I said my grandchildren were here for a visit and we decided to book the waxi and they loved it,...More

9  Thank pamd491
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had a return trip on the water taxi from castlefield to the trafford centre, what a relaxing way to travel. Enjoyed it very much and will certainly use it again.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I took friends on the Waxi again yesterday - they were very impressed as I have found it the times I have used it in the past. Always a friendly and helpful skipper, and what a way to arrive in the city centre! Can't wait...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 15 January 2018

A great alternative to trams, buses and taxis. It's a really relaxing way to travel, and at the same time you get to see parts of city that you wouldn't normally see. The service was excellent and our pilot/guide was friendly and informative. The water...More

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Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Wanted something interesting to do with a three year old - this was perfect! He travelled for free and we were taken as close to the Trafford Centre as if we’d driven. Booking was simple and all communications before the journey were speedy and professional....More

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Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MalvernSambo
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Everything was Fantastic and kids enjoyed every single minute, mainly the driver was very kind and lovely (from Castlefield to Trafford centre). I recommend it to everyone.

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Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Baher I
Reviewed 6 January 2018

used the water taxi as there was a lot of traffic heading into manchester. ordered the ticket on line very quickly and water taxi was pleasant and efficient.

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Date of experience: December 2017
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18 July 2018|
Response from pamd491 |
Pickup point is at the hotel football.
20 June 2018|
Response from Wdsdee D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure....there is room for them but i dont know sorry.