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.
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.

At the end of your cruise 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 2020 sailing dates.
Gift vouchers are available for cruises in 2020, if you would like to buy a gift voucher please call 0151 330 1003 or click here​ to book online. If you would like to exchange a gift voucher for a sailing date in 2020 please call 0151 330 1003.

  • Tickets for specific sailing dates - £45 per person
  • Combined Manchester Ship Canal Cruise and Beatles Story (Salford departures only) £53 per person​​
  • Cruise gift vouchers - £45 (exchangeable for any available sailing in 2020) - Treat someone you know by giving a gift with a difference! Buy 2020 Gift Vouchers here​.
 Return coach transfer is included with all tickets.
Please be aware that photography and filming may take place during these events, and may be used for the purpose of promoting Mersey Ferries online, in print and on social media. Should you wish not to have your image used, please make the on board photographer aware. For more information see our Fair Processing Notice.​
The canal is a commercial shipping channel and cruises can be delayed for reasons beyond our control.  For full terms and conditions, please click here​. E
very cruise is a six hour ferry journey, plus one hour return coach. Tickets and full boarding information will be sent by post or email. All Manchester Ship Canal Cruise gift vouchers are £44.00. Concessionary rates do not ​​​​​​​​​​​​​apply.​​​​​​