Guided & self-guided trips for canoe & kayak

Mersey Metrolink trip

Mersey Metrolink trip

11km / 2 hours 20 minutes on water, plus breaks / 3.5 hours total (approx. times)

For those with a bit more time on their hands and a few more ‘beans in the tank’. This trip allows participants to end at Jackson’s Boat Pub, for a pint, some food, the get Metrolink home or taxi back to our centre. This is manageable for most groups, however, it can prove too challenging for smaller children or those with limited patience or core strength or flexibility.

Different boat options - you can select a mix:

  • Guided or self-guided

  • rafted canoes or SOT kayaks, guided canoes

  • no paddleboards


Jackson's Boat pub on the river above.

Price will depend on:

If you choose Guided or Self-guided trip

the type of craft you choose.


Don't need to be able to swim but...

No experience is needed for any of these trips, the river is grade 1 with a few easy Grade 1-2 rapids. We regularly take adults and children who have never been in a boat and who may not be able to swim. Capsizing is rare and the river is shallow and slow flowing usually. Everyone wears a buoyancy aid, helmets* and our River Leaders hold national qualifications and are experienced.

Groups are given a quick brief on how to paddle before they launch and then we drift along for a bit whilst paddlers get the hang of it. For very large groups or nervous groups we raft the canoes together to make them impossible to capsize and easier to steer.

Paddleability – British Canoeing have accredited us as Paddlesport Providers for people with disabilities (Paddleability Provider). Some of our trips, equipment and venues are suitable. Please contact us to discuss your needs


Our centre SK4 3EA

Jackson's Boat Pub car park - Sale, M33 2LX

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How to book....

This button will take you to our booking portal where you will see the dates and times we have in our calendar. You can select the number and type of craft you want.

Remember to be careful to select Guided or self-guided.

If you cannot see the date you want, then we may be able to set up a separate trip for you if you have enough people in your group. Get in touch.