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Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

2024 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

This round-trip cruise will sail from Liverpool and Wirral, travel along the captivating Manchester Ship Canal to Warrington and back, giving your group the opportunity to experience a round-trip in the same day!

Groups can relax as they travel under bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 125 years ago and experience the rich legacy of Victorian architecture and engineering masterpiece like the Grade II listed Runcorn Rail Bridge.

At Warrington, the ferry will turn and start the return journey back to Liverpool and Wirral. As passengers sail back along the canal, through Eastham Locks into the River Mersey, they will get a breath-taking view of the incredible panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary and Liverpool’s spectacular heritage waterfront.

To make the journey even more enjoyable, on-board passengers will learn about the history of the canal and landmarks from our Blue Badge Guide’s live commentary. The cruise features live music from talented local artists, and the fully licensed bar will be open throughout, so groups will be able to buy snacks and drinks.

Please contact [email protected] for 2024 sailing dates. We are now taking reservations for 2024 for groups and travel trade operators. 

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise 2024 Group Rate £42pp (published rate £48pp)

Prices are for groups of 20 or more adult visitors.



Customers taking photographs of the canal
Mersey Ferry sailing along the canal

Important Information
Cruises last between 6 - 7 hours. Groups will depart from Liverpool or Wirral, sail to Warrington and enjoy a return trip along the canal before being dropped at the original departure point.

The duration of this cruise can be variable due to weather, possible lock delays and having to give priority to commercial shipping traffic. Please be flexible with your onward travel arrangements and timings due to the variable duration of this cruise. The actual route and turning point of the cruise may vary.

Cruise Route

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