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Set sail with Mersey Ferries for a day cruise on the captivating Manchester Ship Canal. On this fantastic round-trip cruise, you will depart from Liverpool and Wirral and travel through Eastham Locks for an unforgettable trip on the canal.

Relax as you travel under bridges and sail past swing bridges mostly unchanged since they were built over 125 years ago. Experience the rich legacy of Victorian architecture and engineering masterpieces like the Grade II listed Runcorn Rail Bridge, enjoy incredible views of the newly built Mersey Gateway Bridge and Grade II listed Silver Jubilee Bridge.

On this cruise along the inland waterway and River Mersey you’ll be surrounded by beautiful countryside, see historic buildings, industrial landscapes and will learn more about the history of the canal and landmarks from our Blue Badge Guide’s live commentary.

To make your journey on board even more enjoyable, you’ll enjoy live music from one of our talented local artists.

In the Warrington area the ferry will turn and sail back along the canal for the return journey. As you travel back to your departure point through Eastham Locks into the River Mersey, you will get a breath-taking view of the Mersey Estuary, see incredible panoramic views of the stunning coastline and Liverpool’s world-famous skyline.

Ticket Prices 
Adults - £48 
Groups of 20 plus - £42

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

June

Tue

June

25

10:00

Wed

June

26

11:00

July

Tue

July

9

10:00

Thur

July

11

11:00

Wed

July

24

10:00

Sept

Sat

Sept

7

10:00

Mon

Sept

9

11:00

Mon

Sept

23

11:00

Important Information
Cruises last approximately 6-7 hours. You will depart from Liverpool or Wirral, sail along the Manchester Ship Canal towards Warrington and enjoy a return trip along the canal before being dropped at your original departure point. The cruise will depart from Seacombe at the scheduled departure time and call at Liverpool 10 minutes later.  

The duration of this cruise can be variable due to weather, possible lock delays and having to give priority to commercial shipping traffic. Please be flexible with your onward travel arrangements and timings due to the variable duration of this cruise. The actual route and turning point of the cruise may vary.

Tickets for this cruise can be booked online or in person at our ferry terminals. Tickets are subject to availability. A fully licensed bar will be open onboard throughout the cruise, so you can buy snacks and drinks.

Group bookings of 20 or more tickets are £42 per person. You can book group tickets online and the group price will be applied. If you need to contact us regarding a group booking, please email: [email protected]

 

Cruise Route

Cruise route