Mersey Ferries continues to follow government advice about essential travel and helping to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we are reviewing our services in light of this advice.

Update Tuesday 31 March: From Monday 6 April the morning and evening commuter services will be temporarily suspended due to a significant fall in demand but this will be monitored on a regular basis. If your journey is essential and you need to travel cross river please consider bus and rail options.

All River Explorer Cruises and weekend services have been cancelled and U-boat Story is closed.

We have also made the decision to cancel all Evening Cruises and Manchester Ship Canal Cruises in April and May 2020. If you have purchased a ticket for any of these cruises, we will be in touch shortly to arrange a refund. If you have booked a cruise using a gift voucher, we will refund you with a gift voucher.

If you have already bought a ticket for an Evening Cruise, Manchester Ship Canal Cruise or Liverpool Bay Cruise in June or beyond, we are currently planning for these cruises to take place. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and have suspended any further bookings in June.

We strongly advise people to follow the advice about non-essential travel and social distancing and more information is available online.

Customers who are key workers can visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk and rail and bus operator websites for the latest service information.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

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.

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

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