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Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Georges Parade | Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
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Manchester must up your game

Spent very relaxing 6 hours on the boat very enjoyable especially if industrial heritage is your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Slow boat to Liverpool

A visitor from New Zealand visiting family thought be good to do something completely different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen B
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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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.
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Georges Parade | Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent very relaxing 6 hours on the boat very enjoyable especially if industrial heritage is your thing. Great departure point at the Pier head and approach to the canal itself. All staff on board incredibly polite and cheerful Informative commentary through out the trip. Trip...More

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this great review David, we are glad you enjoyed your experience. We will pass on your compliments to the staff involved. We take on board your comments about arrival in Manchester but sadly, as you know, this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visitor from New Zealand visiting family thought be good to do something completely different .. A great choice .. A very very wet start and was pleased I had decided to get a taxi from Stockport to Salford .. £31 ,not cheap ..But having...More

Thank Maureen B
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review Maureen, it sounds as though you had a great day despite the weather. We will take on board your comments about having gaps sometimes in the commentary. We allow extra time in Liverpool...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lived up to my hopes. We had a beautiful day, stopped at the uboat museum which was fabulous and thought provoking. Bought the ticket to include hop on bus, which was very good value. £15 per adult, compared with £11 per person just to...More

Thank Catherine B
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review Catherine, we are glad you found our Do the Double ticket good value for money and that you particularly enjoyed the chance to see our U-Boat museum. Once again, thank you for coming.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 6 hr trip up to Salford Quays, brilliant, good commentary. Can be done either way round. Coach provided for return leg. Absolutely fascinating and something different from many days out. Ship's staff friendly. Regeneration at Liverpool and Salford Quay very impressiveMore

Thank Brian487
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Brian. We are glad you enjoyed seeing the regeneration work as well as all the other fascinating sights on the journey. We will pass on your compliments to the staff, it's nice to know you had such a good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this trip from Salford Quays to Liverpool following a recommendation from a friend. Our trip was six hours long initially in rather damp is conditions which later turned to sunshine but cold and breezy most of the day. Very informative guide covering...More

Thank M9498QMdavidw
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review - we are glad the sun finally came out for you and that you enjoyed listening to the guide's commentary. As you say, the history of the canal is fascinating.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a brilliant and well informed guide we had a great trip along this hidden waterway. Superb views across The Mersey. We were immersed in the history, geography and the engineering of the canal. It was so interesting and a lot prettier than you might...More

Thank Betty R
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review Betty, it sounds like you really enjoyed your cruise. We will pass on your compliments to our guide.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We did this yesterday and it was great. Lovely friendly lady on the ticket desk. Ferry was great- lots of room and you can hope on and off on the stops that it goes to. We got off at Birkenhead and went to Hamilton sqrt...More

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are glad you took the opportunity to do the River Cruise and explore what goes on at each Ferry terminal. We will pass on your compliments to our staff. We hope you...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The cruise is a forty minute hourly circular tour. We went at 12noon. The river was very choppy and we decided to sit under cover but at the open rails to get a good view. How ever be aware if you take these seats on...More

3  Thank prat2007chett
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your Mersey Ferry River Cruise, even though it was a bit choppy. Thank you for your comments on the crew, we will pass this on.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The ship canal trip is always good - as long as it doesnt rain which spoils it a bit. Inside or outside its a great trip. So much to see from industry to agriculture. City to countryside. The commentry is excellent and you always learn...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review. We're really please that you had a brilliant experience on the cruise.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went on this trip again as I enjoyed it last time and it was just as good the weather was lovely warm and sunny only started to get chilly when we got on the coaches home Safi and Andy the two customer champions were excellent...More

Thank chris b
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MTAttractions, General Manager at Mersey Ferries - Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks for the review and we're really please you had a great experience and came back on the cruise again.

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AllanandJanet
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
sorry can't help but seems to sum up the organisation if dates are wrong.
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Response from prat2007chett | Reviewed this property |
yes, good access, on board refreshments. All good.
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