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

Due to the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus all Manchester Ship Canal Cruises from April until October 2020 have now been cancelled. We will be in contact with customers to arrange full refunds as soon as possible.

Customers with Manchester Ship Canal gift vouchers will be able to exchange the vouchers for a sailing in 2021. Due to the cancellation 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 125 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 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). 
  • Combined Manchester Ship Canal Cruise and Beatles Story (Salford departures only) £54 per person

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

2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises  

Tickets for 2021 Manchester Ship Canal cruises will go on sale later in the year. These dates are for information purposes only and you will not be able to make a booking or exchange a gift voucher until later in the year. Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out when the 2021 dates go on sale.

 

Apr

Apr

14

10:00

Apr

30

10:00

May

May

13

10:00

June

June

10

11:00

June

24

11:00

July

July

9

11:00

July

16

11:00

July

28

10:30

Aug

Aug

9

10:00

Aug

12

10:00

Aug

24

10:00

Aug

27

10:30

Sept

Sept

9

09:30

Sept

23

10:00

Oct

Oct

7

09:00