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Good day out

We went Manchester to Liverpool. Surprised how many people were on the boat but there was space to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Catherine B
Marsden, United Kingdom
Something for everybody

You pick up a coach at the Imperial War Museum car park for a short drive to the dock to pick up... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Julian G
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did the cruise from Liverpool to Manchester with a group of friends. We had a very entertaining and informative guide who told us all about what was on and around the canal, and its history.The boat was large and well equipped with refreshments. The only...More

Thank Souwester147
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went Manchester to Liverpool. Surprised how many people were on the boat but there was space to sit and walk around. Go for the upper deck as more to see, especially when sailing parallel to the Mersey. Took 6 hours on the boat with...More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For every mile from Eastham to Manchester this is a marvel. The whole distance there are things to look at - quays, sluices, bridges, other ships, locks and the list goes on - there isnt a moment of boredom travelling on the canal. See Mersey...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Me and my partner went on this trip on the 28/8/2018,, A lot of the trip was cut off due to a bridge been down,,No mention of part refund,,The food sold on the ferry was out of date that day and stale,My girlfriend took the...More

Thank jane m
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You pick up a coach at the Imperial War Museum car park for a short drive to the dock to pick up the boat, actually a Mersey Ferry, unfortunately a lock gate had failed and we had to start a little further along at Irlam...More

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Coach from IWM North to dock, six hour cruise along the canal to Liverpool. Coach back. £42, wow, great value. Wonderful views of wildlife and industry.

Thank Paul7499
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I've read other reviews and can see their point of view. The only thing that I disagree with is that it is the fault of the tour company that the scenery is disappointing in places.Not sure how anyone can alter that. Yes we had delays...More

Thank hellothereitsmehere
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was my first trip out after a sudden illness, I did request medical assistance before the trip, whilst on the vessel T S M Royal ISIS..The company had been informed I might need help, I was greeted by the captain ,he took me to...More

1  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The instructions informed us to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure for the shuttle bus. We sat on the bus for 30 minutes waiting for it to leave. We arrived at the boat, 10.30am to leave, it left at 10.45am. We were on our...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was bought for me by my husband for my birthday, having spent a lot of my teenage years boating over and around the Manchester ship canal and then, as I’ve got older, driving over and around it I was very excited to revisit some...More

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Maureen B
2 April 2018|
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Response from Darleypete | Reviewed this property |
No it's a full length one way trip with coach return.
David W
23 May 2017|
Response from Praful S | Reviewed this property |
There is café, which serves light lunches, snacks and hot drinks. Not sure about alcoholic drinks. But I am sure, one would not die of hunger or thirst on board!