Manchester Ship Canal Cruise 2018

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.

Enjoy a fascinating journey along the inland waterway with the legendary Mersey Ferries. The full day cruise takes in the spectacular scenery leaving you with an awe-inspiring sense of how the canal's construction shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England.
Go on a journey through time, through locks and under bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 100 years ago. View the succession of swing bridges, an impressive sight as they turn through 90 degrees to allow ships to pass.
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Take in the panoramic views as your cruise along the Mersey Estuary. Marvel at the historic buildings, industrial landscape and beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature's beauty and tranquillity.
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Once on board, you will be treated to a live commentary from one of our Blue Badge Guides.

There is a choice of three departure locations; Salford, Liverpool and Seacombe.

Most cruises to Liverpool also include a short stopover, giving time to take in the brilliant sights of Liverpool, and maybe have a bite to eat or do some shopping.
At the end of your cruise or following your stopover, you will be picked up to make your return journey by coach where you can sit back, relax and reflect on your fantastic day out.
To make your journey even more enjoyable our licensed bar and servery are available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise.
Cruise duration is normally between 5 - 6 hours. Please click here for 2018 sailing dates. Tickets for 2018 are now available to buy online or by calling 0151 330 1003.

  • Tickets for specific sailing dates - £42 per person
  • Tickets for cruise and U-boat Story available on cruises departing Salford - £45 per person
  • Tickets for cruise and The Beatles Story available on cruises departing Salford - £50 per person
  • Cruise gift vouchers - £42 (exchangeable for any available sailing in 2018) - Treat someone you know by giving a gift with a difference!
Return coach transfer is included with all tickets.
The canal is a commercial shipping channel and cruises can be delayed for reasons beyond our control. We cannot guarantee time for stopovers is we arrive late. For full terms and conditions, please click here.
* Every cruise is a six hour ferry journey, plus one hour return coach. If a stopover at the destination is included, add an extra 2½ hours (1½ hours on Sundays). Stopover times can be subject to change. Tickets and full boarding information will be sent by post or email. All Manchester Ship Canal Cruise gift vouchers are £39.00. Concessionary rates do not ​​​​​​​​​​​​​apply.​​​​​​