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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Chichester Ship Canal Trust
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“boat trip”(23 reviews)
“mulled wine”(15 reviews)
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...more
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
+44 1243 771363
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All reviews father christmas boat trip mulled wine christmas trip run by volunteers mince pies tow path easter bunny watching the wildlife water birds narrow boat minute trip relaxing trip recommend this trip lovely cruise cream tea duck food
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here for lunch. Sat outside with our dog as it's unclear if dogs are allowed indoors (upstairs they have seating). Had pre packed sandwiches which were ok but a bit dry. This is a prime location; they could make it so much better! Lovely...More

Thank runny83
Reviewed 1 week ago

The signs didn't indicate a good venue, but, once off the road, this basin offers a quiet spot where you can buy drinks & good cake. It's worth walking up the canal a little way & view the various houses along the route - they...More

Thank ArcherSomerset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a canal boat for 30th Birthday & it was fabulous! We booked out an entire boat for the 17 of us & were allowed to decorate the boat too. The ride along the canal was beautiful & we had plenty opportunities to go up...More

Thank Dom J
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy 30th birthday! So glad that you enjoyed the experience. Nice to do something different to celebrate!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely boat trip on the canal which takes just over 1hr 15 mins. Staff, who are all volunteers, are warm and friendly. After my little trip I popped in to the canal cafe for coffee and cake, which was very good value, and sat...More

Thank susangd2014
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Do visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk along the Chichester canal with my little one was so refreshing.refreshment from the cafe by the canal trust was an added bonus.little one enjoyed feeding birds with the feed bought from the canal trust shop.the staff at the cafe was very friendly and...More

Thank Ageshroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised and friendly staff. Great to not have a tannoy voice over and could enjoy the peace of the waterway. Captain and First Mate able to answer any questions about history and surroundings. My friend was recovering from knee op and able to access...More

Thank Cityvisitor116
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Most feedback indicates that people prefer a quieter trip without non stop commentary, which is what we do, so really good to hear that you agree. Please come and visit us again.

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

What a nice trip we went with family with 3 children under 5 they loved it they got to go up on deck and took lots of pics a good way to spend an hour and 15 mins I would recommend booking as space is...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We came here on a field trip with quite a lot of children and the required amount of adults and we all had a lovely time. The children were allowed a small amount at a time with an adult to go to the top of...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Thought this would be something different for our staycation. Booking easy on line and parking no problem as there is a large centre car park within easy walking distance. Very small visitor centre and not much to see on the cruise apart from over grown...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My wife and I decided to kayak on Chichester canal. It wasn't until we got there that we were informed that it was £6 each for the pleasure! the canal was very peaceful with the odd paddle boarder and the canal boat taking oldies up...More

Thank Philbo6
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29 September 2018|
Response from Janet P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - we were walking!
Andrea V
9 August 2018|
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7 July 2018|
Response from Hasford | Reviewed this property |
From memory I don’t think so but I think this info is on their website