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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Open today: 09:30 - 17:00

Chichester Ship Canal Trust
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“boat trip”(24 reviews)
“mulled wine”(16 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a very pleasant trip with friends and enjoyed a Christmas Lunch on a beautiful canal boat. Operated and staffed by volunteers we enjoyed a quiet trip along this restored length of canal. The ploughmans lunch included either a glass of wine or a soft...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Norman G
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Very many thanks for your kind comments. We wish you and your colleagues a happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year

Reviewed 1 week ago

An experiment for the Canal trust is a Pie and Mash meal. All food supplied by a local renowned pie baker together with mash, peas and gravy. The food was good and hot ( the pie shop is only 5 minutes away) There was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jimbo1527
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey that’s a great review. Thank you. Yes, as you say it was a trial run but well received. Thank for your comments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As in previous years, another really enjoyable trip with our grandkids - they/we love it & highly recommend it. Our special thanks to Santa Steve, who drove his sleigh from Chichester to Durrington to deliver a present to Harry - far beyond the call of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow that was very kind of Santa Steve. We had no idea. So pleased that you enjoyed the trip and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Happy Christmas!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank runny83
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dom J
Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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

Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you. Do visit us again!

Reviewed 26 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Canal P, Public Relations Manager at Chichester Ship Canal Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

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 6 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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28 September 2018|
Response from Janet P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - we were walking!
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6 July 2018|
Response from Hasford | Reviewed this property |
From memory I don’t think so but I think this info is on their website