This six-hour cruise takes in the magnificent Weaver Navigation all the way from our berth below the Anderton Boat Lift to Marsh Lock where we join the Manchester Ship Canal to our destination at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. More information on what can be seen on this route can be found here. Guidebooks are also available to buy on the cruise for £5.00
Please park at Anderton Boat Lift (CW9 6FW) in time for the 1100 hrs cruise departure. Parking charges payable. At the end of your cruise, our coach will be waiting to return you to your car at The Anderton Boat Lift. .
Please note the National Waterways Museum will not be open when we arrive at approx 1700 hrs.
Access to the Danny berth at Anderton Boat Lift is via a steep, step-free, path from the visitor centre and car park at the higher level. This may prove challenging to those with mobility difficulties.
Monday 7th October 2024 - Finale cruise of the 2024 season “The Mersey Weaver”.
Acton Bridge, Northwich to Sandon Half Tide Dock, Liverpool Docks.
Experience three separate waterways, the Weaver Navigation, Manchester Ship Canal, River Mersey and concluding with locking in for a tour of the Liverpool Docks before berthing at our winter berth in Sandon Half Tide Dock, Liverpool.
This unique seven-hour sailing, gives you the chance to experience everything from fascinating history, wonderful scenery and getting up close and personal with commercial shipping – something for everyone.
We operate a Park & Ride from Anderton Boat Lift to take you to the Danny at Acton Bridge (there is no public parking at Acton Bridge) and our coach will take you back to your car at the end of the cruise.
10:00 Departure prompt from Acton Bridge with approx 17:00 arrival in Sandon Half Tide Dock, Liverpool. Please note that the arrival time is approximate as we are at the mercy of lock times and other shipping once we get to Liverpool.
IMPORTANT INFO – ALL passengers will be required to use our coach to exit the secure Liverpool dock system. However, we have scheduled a drop-off in Royal Albert Dock for those not wishing to return to Anderton Boat Lift. Coach travel time from Liverpool back to Anderton Boat Lift will be approx 45-60 minutes depending on traffic.