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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely

What a nice trip we went with family with 3 children under 5 they loved it they got to go up on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey S
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An amazing boat trip

We came here on a field trip with quite a lot of children and the required amount of adults and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dana B
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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...more
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Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we went on one of the very worst days imaginable in torrential rain and were soaked to the skin by the time we arrived. Staff were friendly enough,although we didn’t get served any tea when everyone else did,and had to go and ask. Scone...More

Thank Gloriahove12
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a shame that the weather was so dreadful for your trip. Thank you for your other comments, which I will pass on to those involved.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought for our parents 50 th wedding anniversary, booking easy, got a voucher so they could choose the date, booking easy, simple and quick. A lovely coffee and ahop, parking free and near. Booking in easy, well organiaed, left on time. Great home made food...More

Thank zampa12017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hired a boat to take some friends to celebrate our golden wedding last August. We all had a great time and the boat was good value. The cream tea and commentary on the boat were good.We recommend hiring a boat or joining one of...More

Thank SealIsland2
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We booked the kingfisher boat for a special family occasion. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. From the moment I made enquiries everyone I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The staff and volunteers went above and beyond to accommodate us....More

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

Thank you and good to know that you enjoyed your visit. Do visit us again!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 9 August 2018

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.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

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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Andrea V
9 August 2018|
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Tina L
6 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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