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Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

2022 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise season now on sale!

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.

Tickets cost £46 per person. 

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Mersey Ferry sailing along the canal
Customers taking photographs of the canal from the deck of the Mersey Ferry
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2022 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise Gift Vouchers 

If you have Manchester Ship Canal Cruise gift vouchers you can now redeem your gift vouchers for a 2022 sailing date. All you need to do is to choose your cruise date, call 0151 330 1003- Monday to Friday (8am-6pm) to check availability and reserve your sailing date. Please note you can only reserve your sailing date on weekdays from 8am-6pm.

Once you have reserved your date please write your surname, postcode and the date of your cruise on the front of your gift vouchers and send them to:

Mersey Ferries Sales Department
Mann Island
PO Box 1976
Liverpool
L69 3HN

Our team will then post your tickets out to you.

Dates are subject to availability. We recommend that gift vouchers are sent to Mann Island via the Royal Mail Signed For service, as we cannot accept responsibility for gift vouchers which do not arrive after they have been sent via the standard postal service. Please note we are unable to replace lost gift vouchers.

All current gift vouchers need to be redeemed for the 2022 season. Vouchers cannot be extended beyond the 2022 season.