2016 SAILING DATES

July & August Cancellations

Unfortunately due to operational reasons Mersey Ferries has had to cancel the Manchester Ship Canal Cruises throughout July and August. Our next scheduled cruise will take place on Wednesday 31st August 2016. We would like to apologise for customers for the disappointment and any inconvenience.

Our customer service team will be contacting affected customers in order to make alternative arrangements or offer a full refund.

Mersey Ferries also offer Summer Evening Cruises throughout the season which customers may wish to consider as an alternative.

The following Manchester Ship Canal Cruise dates are scheduled for 2016.  Once you have selected a date from below, please proceed to our online shop and check availability.

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Seacombe/Liverpool to Salford Quays
(Cruise departs from Liverpool 10 minutes later than times shown)​
Salford Quays to Liverpool
Departure Dates Time Departure Date Time
​Wednesday 31st August ​10:00
Seacombe/Liverpool to Salford Quays
(Cruise departs from Liverpool 10 minutes later than times shown)​
Salford Quays to Liverpool
Departure Dates Time Departure Date Time
Thursday 1st September 09:30
Sunday 4th September 10:00 Monday 5th September 10:00
​Saturday 17th September (no stopover) ​11:00 Sunday 18th September 09:30
Wednesday 21st September (no stopover) 11:00 Thursday 22nd September 10:00
Seacombe/Liverpool to Salford Quays
(Cruise departs from Liverpool 10 minutes later than times shown)​
Salford Quays to Liverpool
Departure Dates Time Departure Date Time
Saturday 1st October 10:00 Sunday 2nd October 10:00
Wednesday 5th October 10:30 Thursday 6th October 10:00
 

Most cruises include a stopover at the end of the cruise in Liverpool or Salford Quays before the return coach transfer to your starting point. Cruises which do not include a stopover are marked ‘No Stopover’.

A stopover highlighted in blue, indicates a two and a half hour stopover
A stopover highlighted in orange, indicates a one and a half hour stopover

On stopover cruises from Salford Quays to Liverpool, there is the option to visit U-boat Story at Woodside Terminal, Birkenhead. The exhibition tells the amazing story of the German World War II submarine U-534, which is located at the terminal. At the end of your visit the return coach transfer will collect you directly from Woodside Terminal.  If you wish to include this option as part of your day, please see the joint ticket prices.

 

The Manchester Ship Canal is a commercial shipping channel and cruises can be delayed for reasons beyond our control. Our Captain will make every effort to arrive on time but please be prepared for possible delays . We cannot always guarantee time for stop-overs if we arrive late.

  • Babies under two are free, however they do need a ticket, to obtain one please call 0151 330 1444.
  • Non-collapsible wheelchair spaces on our return bus need to be reserved, please call 0151 330 1444.
  • Price includes coach return transport.
  • Please note: our online booking system does not accept American Express​