Mersey Ferries fascinating Manchester Ship Canal Cruise offers you a North West day out to remember. Come aboard with us for a six hour trip* that's as awe inspiring as it is relaxing.
You'll travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way. We'll tell the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England; take you through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago; plus show you some of the region's most stunning architectural and natural sights.
To make your journey even more enjoyable our licensed bar and servery are available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise.
When it comes to the direction of travel the choice is yours, so start your trip at Salford Quays (M50 3AH); or at the opposite end of the route from either our Seacombe (Wirral CH44 6QY) or Woodside (Wirral CH41 6DU) terminals. In 2012, we are also sailing to and from the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Once you've finished your day of cruising we'll return to your point of departure by dedicated bus transfer.
On most of our cruises there's also an additional opportunity to enjoy a 2½ hour stopover before we return you by bus. These stopovers are your chance to visit The Lowry, Imperial War Museum, or Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford Quays; the U-boat Story at Woodside, with its real German WWII U-534 submarine; or Liverpool's central attractions and Albert dock.
The journey you'll take along the Manchester Ship Canal is both historic and fascinating. At Top 100 Attractions, we believe that the only way to make this 35 mile journey is aboard the Mersey Ferries vessel the ‘Royal Daffodil'. Although this is a 6 hour trip, there is a 2 ½ hour stopover in either Salford Quays or on the Wirral depending on where you boarded. This is a great journey no matter what the weather is, and the facilities on-board are really quite good. A licensed bar and food outlet means that you can leave your packed lunches at home and just sit back, relax and enjoy lunch on this itself quite a historic vessel.
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