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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
+44 1243 771363
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A Step Back in Time

A wonderful 75mins of floating down a peaceful canal, no cars, no noisy music. The staff were all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann100London
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London
Not been before, we weren't disappointed.

We had not heard of the Chichester Canal and, as we are quite fond of boats in general, we had to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
StuartMoir
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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At the Canal Centre, we offer a wide range of amenities including refreshments, souvenirs, educational and tourist information, boat trips and row boat hire. There is ample seating inside and out. Adjacent to the Centre there is a visitor centre, located in a 19th century stable, refurbished to provide information about the canal and its history
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mulled wine” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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+44 1243 771363
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"father christmas"
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"boat trip"
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"mulled wine"
in 15 reviews
"christmas trip"
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"run by volunteers"
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"mince pies"
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"tow path"
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"easter bunny"
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"minute trip"
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"watching the wildlife"
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"water birds"
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"narrow boat"
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"relaxing trip"
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"lovely cruise"
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"fish and chips"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"cream tea"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful 75mins of floating down a peaceful canal, no cars, no noisy music. The staff were all lovely and very, very informative. You could get a drink hot or cold from the shop where you buy your tickets, to take onboard. The wildlife on...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it is peaceful, which is one of the reasons we all love volunteering here. We looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not heard of the Chichester Canal and, as we are quite fond of boats in general, we had to try it. And what a lovely experience it was, 75 minutes of tranquil water and countryside with wildlife too ! Thanks to all concerned,...More

Thank StuartMoir
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comments and good wishes! As you might imagine, the cafe and boats have been doing a roaring trade in this beautiful weather. Do visit us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you live on the south coast and have not yet visited the Chichester Ship Canal, you don't know what you've been missing. I highly recommend a boat trip or walk along the footpath. On previous visits we have sat and watched as a Heron...More

Thank ronaldreed
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Not quite so many fluffy chicks along the canal right now, but still lots to see, as you pointed out in your lovely review. Our friend the heron, is frequently there to entertain you. Thank you for your comments.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a lovely trip on the Kingfisher. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Very reasonably priced at £8. We saw an array of wildlife and lovely scenery. The two crewmen really added to the trip with their wonderful knowledge of the canal and the wildlife....More

Thank BEVERLEY S
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The wildlife is abundant at the moment and the weather has been perfect for a boat trip. We're glad you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We have recently been on the Chichester Canal with a group of older people with various disabilities. We went on the two hour sandwich trip. The weather was amazing and the canal has plenty to see and is so peaceful. We had a good variety...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We're always happy to receive feedback and are thrilled that you enjoyed your day so much. I will forward your review to Karen and Jim.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Wow what a truly fabulous trip on the boat today. The staff were friendly, boat lovely and clean and wow scenery! Highly recommended for all ages... we will be back!

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Ooh thank you. I don't think we've had a "breathtaking" review before. That's really kind of you. Certainly the weather helps... and delighted to hear that you plan to come back.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived & entered the shop to hire a rowing boat, unfortunately the lady was too busy taking her bunting down to serve us,when she eventually got round to it,she was very abrupt & not friendly at all. Poor customer service.She told us to collect...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi and thank you for your comments. We take all feedback very seriously, whether positive or negative. I've spoken with the person concerned, who asked me to offer you her sincere apologies. While she did call yoû back to offer info re oars and cushion,...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We booked online which was the easiest way to make sure we got the date/time we wanted. We parked in the station car park as wasn't sure we would get a space any nearer and we were glad that we did that. The coffee shop...More

Thank Viv I
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We arrived at the Canal in the hope that we could participate in a trip along the canal. Unfortunately it was fully booked. An excuse for us to have coffee and cake and to come back the following week. Within minutes the lovely staff upgraded...More

Thank PyeLin
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Oh what a lovely report! Thank you so much. I'm glad you didn't give up and got on a trip. Our boats have been full all week. D visit us again.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited on 23/05/2018 and took the 10:15 sailing. Staff very friendly, knowledgeable and polite who could not do more for you and they are all volunteers. We booked the 10:15am slot as it was easier to park for free by the canal boats. We...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Many thanks for your complimentary comments. Do book for a fish and chip or cream tea trip. They are great fun!

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Tina L
7 July 2018|
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Response from Hasford | Reviewed this property |
From memory I don’t think so but I think this info is on their website
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Charlie C
7 June 2018|
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Response from Canal P | Property representative |
Hi, please see our website for current pricing for scheduled trips, charter trips, fish and chip cruises and cream tea cruises. Thank you.
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