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Commuter Services depart each weekday morning and evening and operate between 07:20 – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm. A cross-river sailing will also depart Pier Head at 4pm and Woodside at 4:30pm Monday- Friday. This additional service is to help passengers cross the river during the current restrictions. 

All services will sail from Pier Head and Woodside terminals from Monday 4 January, whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work. 

Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals. 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 staff 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 during the early part of 2021. Further updates regarding the on sale date for 2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise tickets will be released by early March in light of government advice and Covid-19 guidelines.

Please note you will not be able to make a booking or exchange a gift voucher until tickets go on sale; sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out when the 2021 dates go on sale.

 

June

June

15

11:30

July

July

16

12:00

July

17

12:30

July

28

10:30

July

29

11:30

Aug

Aug

10

09:30

Aug

12

10:00

Aug

13

10:30

Aug

24

09:30

Aug

25

09:30

Aug

27

10:30

Aug

28

11:00

Sept

Sept

9

09:30

Sept

10

10:00

Sept

23

09:30

Sept

24

10:00

Oct

Oct

8

09:30