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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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Group from the U3A

I travelled with a group of 28 senior citizens from Hurst, Hassocks and Ditchling U3A. The weather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert B
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Hassocks, United Kingdom
Enjoyable trip

Didn't need to book. There is a limited amount of parking in the canal basin. The two crew were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
onecatnomice
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Felixstowe, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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"father christmas"
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"boat trip"
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"mulled wine"
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"mince pies"
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"run by volunteers"
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"christmas trip"
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"tow path"
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"easter bunny"
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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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"minute trip"
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"lovely cruise"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I travelled with a group of 28 senior citizens from Hurst, Hassocks and Ditchling U3A. The weather was glorious.The staff both in the visitor centre and on the boat were first rate.All are volunteers.The round trip was two hours at walking pace.Tea/coffee was part of...More

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments. Do come again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't need to book. There is a limited amount of parking in the canal basin. The two crew were very friendly and informative. The 75 minute trip was most enjoyable - it was a lovely sunny day. Lots of wildlife - coots, moorhens, ducks,cormorant and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice way to spend an hour and a half. Interesting history from the volunteer staff. Not a massive amount to see - several nests but enjoyable nevertheless.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the weather was overcast, it was great to be able to sit above deck for some of the journey, instead of being stuck downstairs the whole time. The crew were friendly and informative. We heard some interesting facts and we had several nesting birds...More

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

Hi and many thanks for your lovely review. Just one comment from us... the biat is wheelchair friendly, with a lift and there is also a disabled toilet on board. I hope you visit us again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely waterway trip , specialy when the weather is lovely you can watch the birds and wildlife on the bank. This trip can be for children of all ages, also for children and adults who are disabled. You can walk along the...More

Thank hope1968
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have done this fish+chip evening cruise several times with a group of friends. Lovely way to spend 2hours ,eating great fish'n'chips+watching the wildlife along the way. Great value!! 😁

Thank tinasomerville55
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. Do come again!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We parked at Donnington - near the Bricklayers - and walked up to the canal basin. After a nice cup of coffee there we walked back and went to the pub for lunch. Each leg took about an hour at ambling speed. There are several...More

Thank Janet P
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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 review. Do come back and walk to the marina. You can always catch the bus back!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Took my 85 year old mother on this boat trip and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice cafe at the dock with disabled lift. Plenty of parking just outside. We were lucky there were only 2 other passengers, so almost had the boat to ourselves....More

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

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you again!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We have been to Chichester a few times but this was our first canal trip. We really enjoyed the trip adults & all the kids. We were lucky we had great weather so could go up top & watch. Wouldn’t have been so nice in...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Went here in February after lots of rain , so really out of season with only the odd duck on the canal . We followed the footpath from the Canal Trust Office ( very pleasant ladies ) for about just over a mile and had...More

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Nicki A
31 August 2016|
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Response from Canal P | Property representative |
Hi Nicki, please can you write to us with your enquiry at the contact email address published on our website preferably with a contact number and possible dates. Many thanks
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Lauren B
21 July 2016|
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Response from DaveNelson_UK | Reviewed this property |
Late answer - but no - hope you had a nice trip though!
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Newnard
30 May 2016|
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Response from JanInchi1 |
Hello, thanks for your enquiry. I'm afraid that we only allow guide dogs on the scheduled and chartered trips. Dogs are allowed on the rising boats that we hire.
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