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Commuter Services depart each weekday morning and evening and operate between 07:20 – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm.

Cross-river Services sail from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, (until Sunday 16 May).

We are pleased to announce that we are planning for the return of our River Explorer Cruises from 10am on Monday 17 May. Tickets are now on sale. We’ve introduced timed tickets, so you’ll need to book online before you set sail. 

All services will sail from Pier Head and Woodside terminals, whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work.

Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals. Remember to keep a safe distance from other passengers and check in with the QR codes to comply with track and trace legislation. Find more information and prices on our Current Service Information page.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises 2021 & 2022

Mersey Ferries’ fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruises will set sail along a new cruise route in 2021.

The round-trip cruise will sail from Wirral and Liverpool, travel along the captivating Manchester Ship Canal to the historic Latchford Locks and back, giving you the opportunity to experience a round-trip in the same day!

Relax as you travel under bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 125 years ago and experience the rich legacy of Victorian architecture and engineering masterpieces like the Grade II listed Runcorn Rail Bridge and the Latchford High Level Bridge.

At Latchford Locks the ferry will turn and start the return journey back to Liverpool and Wirral. As you sail back along the canal, through Eastham Locks into the River Mersey, you will get a breath-taking view of the Mersey Estuary and Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront in the distance. Enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the stunning coastline, Liverpool’s famous skyline and historic buildings.

To make the journey even more enjoyable, on board you’ll learn about the history of the canal and landmarks from our Blue Badge Guide’s live commentary. Our licensed bar and servery are also available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise 2021 & 2022 Group Rate

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

2021 & 2022 Rate

£40 per person for groups of 20 or more 


2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Dates (PDF, 756KB)
2022 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Dates (PDF, 724KB)



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