Prices from £20 pp

Minimum 8 people

The fun of watersports on the city's doorstep

NB please be aware that outside of the Summer Season bookings are only accepted on Fridays and Sundays.

Despite being based in Manchester city centre you can still enjoy watersports whilst on a Manchester Stag or Hen weekend. The sheltered waters and modern urban landscape of Salford Quays provide the perfect venue for a spot of canoeing. Whether you are already expert or a complete novice looking to try the sport out for the first time the facilities and experienced instructors will make a session out on the water great fun.


The Salford Watersports centre is situated just a few minutes walk from Salford Quays tram stop meaning no expensive transport is required to undertake the activities. Not to be confused with kayaking, canoeing allows participants to propel along an open top boat from a seated or kneeling position with a single bladed paddle.

When you arrive and after a short safety briefing the  instructors will ask what you want out of the session- this can range from just learning the basics to a full scale canoe expedition.

Canoeing in Manchester sessions run in groups of 8 or fewer people with one instructor. For larger numbers you will be split up into separate groups. Sessions last one and a half hours in total - 15 minutes preparation, one hour on the water and 15 minutes packing up. Let us know how long you would like and we will quote you a per person price.

If canoeing doesn't float the boat for everyone in the group and they'd rather do another watersport then ask us what mix and match combination can be arranged.

Once you have finished there is a pub next to the watersports centre where you can get some much needed food or liquid refreshment – just make sure any drinking is done after your session and not before- understandably the centre reserves the right to refuse the activity to anyone who has been drinking.

Not a stag or hen group and still interested in canoeing in Manchester? Simply email us or call 07970 047821 to enquire or book.