Enjoy the fresh air and incredible views of Liverpool’s skyline with our 10 minute commuter and cross river sailings. Our Commuter Service departs from Pier Head and Seacombe each weekday morning and evening. Cross river services operate all week, and depart from Pier Head and Seacombe.
Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals to help keep everyone safe. Don’t forget to leave extra time for your journey and keep your distance from your fellow passengers. Find more information and prices on our Current Service Information page.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises 2021

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises are extremely popular for group day trips in England’s Northwest. Why not consider adding this excursion to your programme for 2021?

Take in Britain’s grandest canal as you journey between Liverpool and the vibrant Salford. Mersey Ferries fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruise offers you a North West day out to remember. Come aboard with us for a six hour trip* that’s as awe inspiring as it is relaxing.

You’ll travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way. We’ll tell the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England; take you through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 125 years ago; plus show you some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights.

To make your journey even more enjoyable our licensed bar and servery are available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise.

When it comes to the direction of travel the choice is yours, so start your trip at Salford or at the opposite end of the route from either our Seacombe (Wirral CH44 6QY) or Liverpool (L3 1DP) terminals.
Once you’ve finished your day of cruising we’ll return to your point of departure by dedicated coach transfer. Alternatively you can arrange to drop your group at the departure point and then collect them at the other end of the canal six hours later.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise 2021 Group Rates

Mersey Ferries offers special rates for group visits. Prices are for groups of 20 or more adult visitors. To take advantage of these group rates, please pre-book by calling our team on 0151 330 1420 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm) or alternatively email groups@merseyferries.co.uk ‚Äč

2021 Rates

£40 per person for groups of 20 or more organising your own transport
£43 per person for groups of 20 or more using our return coach transfer


2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Dates (PDF)



Customers taking photographs of the canal
Mersey Ferry sailing along the canal
Customers enjoying a cruise