A boarding card will need to be completed before boarding the ferry. Copies will be available for completion at the terminal and will be collected by a member of our team as you board the ferry.
Check the weather for the day of your cruise and wear appropriate clothing. We recommend casual clothes and warm layers. A waterproof coat is also worth including if the forecast is changeable. If the weather is good, please remember to bring sun cream.
We have a café on board, catering for all of your refreshment needs throughout the cruise. You may bring along your own picnic too.
You must arrive at your departure point at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
Please present your online booking confirmation with QR code at the boarding gate for scanning. You can either present this on your phone or have a printed copy. If you have purchased your ticket from a ferry terminal, please have your ticket ready for scanning.
The map shows the departure points at Seacombe Ferry Terminal (CH44 6QY) and Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) Ferry Terminal (L3 1DP). The map also identifies the nearest Rail Station, James Street, and nearest car park, Q-Park Liverpool ONE.
Seacombe Ferry Terminal is located a short drive from Junction 1 on the M53. Car parking is available in the Eureka! Science + Discover Car Park. The attraction has a pay and display car park on site. The car park access is from Birkenhead Road. The cost to park for the day is £10 (12 hours). The pay and display machines take card payments only.
For more information visit merseyferries.co.uk/findus
Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head), is easily accessible by bus and train, with a number of bus stops and James Street Rail Station only a short walk away. Car parking is available at Q-Park Liverpool, which is a ten minute walk from the Pier Head.
Visit merseyferries.co.uk/mscc and look at the Departure section of the page for more information. The postcode for this car park is L1 8LT. For further bus and rail information call 0151 330 1000 or alternatively visit merseytravel.gov.uk
Join the Mersey Ferry at Seacombe Ferry Terminal or Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head) for an enjoyable trip along the Manchester Ship Canal. Cruises normally last 6-7 hours.
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 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.
The main deck of the ferry is wheelchair accessible and toilet facilities for passengers with disabilities are available on this deck. Access to the top deck is via steps only. Please note that outdoor areas on the main deck are limited.
There is no parking alongside the vessel at any departure point. The distances from the nearest drop off points to the ferry are: Seacombe - 150m, Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) - 150m.
Mersey Ferries staff will be on-hand at the departure points to give you additional assistance.
If you need this assistance please alert a member of staff to your needs.
Information can be provided in alternative formats on request.
For our full terms & conditions please visit merseyferries.co.uk/terms
The Manchester Ship Canal Cruise route map shows the departure points at Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) Ferry Terminal and Seacombe Ferry Terminal.
The map shows the journey of the ferry from Eastham Ship Canal entrance and through Halton and Widnes to Warrington. The map highlights the bridges and locks customers may see on the cruise.
The bridges and locks are as follows:
1. Runcorn Rail Bridge
2. Silver Jubilee Bridge
3. Old Quay Swing Bridge
4. Mersey Gateway Bridge
5. Moore Lane Swing Bridge
6. Acton Grange Viaduct
7. Chester Road Swing Bridge
8. Northwich Road Swing Bridge
9. Latchford High Level Bridge
10. Knutsford Road Swing Bridge
11. Latchford Viaduct
12. Latchford Locks
Actual route and turning point may vary subject to traffic and locks times.