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Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Due to the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus our Manchester Ship Canal Cruises in June and July 2020 have now been cancelled. We will be in contact with customers to arrange full refunds as soon as possible. Bookings are also suspended for Manchester Ship Canal Cruises in August, September and October 2020. 

Customers with Manchester Ship Canal gift vouchers will be able to exchange the vouchers for a sailing in 2021. Due to the suspension of bookings for the 2020 season, we are unable to exchange gift vouchers at this current time.

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.   

 

Mersey Ferries' fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruise offers you a North West day out to remember.

Go on a journey through time, through locks and under bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 100 years ago. See 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 you cruise along the Mersey Estuary. Marvel at the historic buildings, industrial landscape and beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature's beauty and tranquillity. 

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 (Manchester), Pier Head (Liverpool) and Seacombe (Wirral).

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. We also offer a short stopover opportunity in Liverpool on sailings from Salford to Liverpool, before the return coach transfer.

To make your journey even more enjoyable, our licensed bar and servery are available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise. Cruise lasts between 5 - 6 hours. Return coach transfer is included with all tickets.

If you would like to buy a gift voucher, or exchange one for a 2020 or 2021 sailing date, call 0151 330 1003 or book online. 

 

Prices

  • Tickets for specific sailing dates - £45 per person
  • Cruise gift vouchers £45 (exchangeable for any available sailing in 2020). 
  • Combined Manchester Ship Canal Cruise and Beatles Story (Salford departures only) £53 per person

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

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23

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6

10:00

May

21

10:00

June

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9

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June

22

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June

25

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5

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20

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July

23

10:00

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6

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18

10:00

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10:00

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11:00

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29

10:00

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6

10:00