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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Canal Basin | Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8DT, England
+44 1243 771363
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Wonderful

A fantastic way to spend two to three hours without computers, telephones or mobiles. Just to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PyeLin
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Chichester, United Kingdom
cream tea

we had a lovely cream tea on the Chichester Canal very good value we had 2 hours in total love... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher B
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Chichester, 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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“boat trip” (18 reviews)
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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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+44 1243 771363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic way to spend two to three hours without computers, telephones or mobiles. Just to slowly travel along the canal listening to birds, insects and water. The Kingfisher is manned by volunteers, who have a vast knowledge and are happy to share without overburdening...More

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

Thank you for your kind words. Do visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a lovely cream tea on the Chichester Canal very good value we had 2 hours in total love the landscape it was nice to slow down like going back in time .

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rented the Kingfisher for a trip on my mothers 80th birthday celebration. It was only just over an hour round trip but it was perfect as it took all 18 of us very comfortably. It was a safe and very scenic space that enabled...More

1  Thank LondonJmc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the bus to Birdham and joined the canal at the Marina, great coffee with view over the harbour. Out of marina to join canal proper, wear stout shoes ground uneven. lovely walk along tow path back to the basin, more great coffee watching people...More

Thank chichick63
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a great way to pass a few hours taking a boat cruise down the canal enjoying the passing landscape and wildlife. It is run by volunteers who really seem to enjoy their work. The café at the dockside is very popular as is...More

Thank Tony D
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words

Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are wanting at any time of the day a place to just sit, have something to eat and drink, take in the scenery, a stroll, walk the dog, go hiking, take a boat trip on a narrow boat, go canoeing or rowing, or...More

Thank lightstar011
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We like it too! 😄😄😄

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I was the only passenger for the first trip of the day on a Sunday. I was made extremely welcome, and told all sorts of interesting facts about the canal in the past and present. It was a lovely trip, with good views of the...More

Thank rainbow1Uk
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The boats start from the basin and are run by volunteers. Particularly popular are the Friday fish and chip suppers. Children love it and it is just about the right time to keep their attention. A really good new cafe in the basin provides sandwiches,...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely walk and the actual canal is very tranquil. The real downside is that there are bicycles all the time rushing to get by which means you have to stand in the verge to let them pass. This wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I took my elderly mum on this cruise which brought back memories because as i child living in Chichester i used to cycle this route with my friends every weekend . They have done a splendid job transforming this area and the volunteers do an...More

Thank sue r
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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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