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Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises 

Unfortunately, our 2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise programme won't be returning this year. However, we do hope to run a programme in 2022 so please check our social media channels and website for future updates and event announcements.

We have also extended all current gift vouchers until October 2022 to allow our gift voucher holders to book a sailing in 2022. If you would like to redeem your gift vouchers for a sailing in 2022 please keep your gift vouchers safe until we contact you to let you know when redemption is available, vouchers do not need to be re-issued. Please note we are unable to replace lost gift vouchers.

Thank you for your continued patience. We look forward to welcoming you on board a future Manchester Ship Canal Cruise.


Mersey Ferries’ fascinating Manchester Ship Canal round-trip Cruises 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 world famous 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.


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

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