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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

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

The round-trip cruise will sail from Liverpool and Wirral, 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 your 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.

Cruises last between 5 - 6 hours. You will depart from Liverpool or Wirral, sail to Latchford Locks and enjoy a return trip along the canal before being dropped at your original departure point.

If you would like to buy a gift voucher for a sailing in 2021, call 0151 330 1003 or book online. 

 

Prices

  • Tickets for specific sailing dates - £46 per person
  • Cruise gift vouchers £46 (exchangeable for any available sailing in 2021, once tickets are available). 

Please note, the canal is a commercial shipping channel and cruises can be delayed for reasons beyond our control.

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

2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises  

Customers with Manchester Ship Canal gift vouchers will be able to exchange the vouchers for a sailing in 2021. Vouchers do not need to be re-issued, please keep gift vouchers safe until the opportunity is available to exchange the vouchers for a future cruise. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and will be extended should Covid-19 related restrictions prevent use.

Our operators are currently working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please note there could be a 10-12 day delay in receiving gift vouchers by post.

Tickets for 2021 Manchester Ship Canal cruises are due to go on sale early next year, you will not be able to make a booking or exchange a gift voucher until tickets go on sale. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out when the 2021 dates go on sale.

 

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