Pride of Sefton update
Pride of Sefton update
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to suspend all bookings. If you have an enquiry, please email


Pride of Sefton 2 is a wide beam canal boat – based on the traditional working boats which plied the canals of Britain for centuries.

A leisure trip aboard the Pride of Sefton 2 will see you travel the hidden waterways of Liverpool, taking in beautiful countryside and urban landscapes.

All trips are subject to weather conditions and CRT access.

Take a look at our T&C’s and FAQ’s below.

Terms and Conditions

  • The maximum capacity of the Pride of Sefton is 12 passengers (including children)
  • Our normal trips are 10-1pm or 2-5pm in the summer, or 12pm in the winter (if you would like an alternative time, please contact us to find out more)
  • The cost is £160 per trip –  Concessionary rates are available for charitable organisations*
  • All trips are subject to time restrictions as specified by the Canal & River Trust
  • The Pride of Sefton is a self-catering facility
  • The Pride of Sefton is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access requirements, please contact us to let us know.

COVID19 update

We are complying with all current government guidelines.

For more information on official Government guidance please click here.

*In order to be eligible for concessionary trips, charitable organisations must be able to demonstrate that their project or organisation meets the criteria to support one of the following:

  • Improved community safety
  • Support for vulnerable or older people (prevent or reduce social isolation)
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Provision for youths
  • Increased involvement or empowerment

If you would like to be considered for a concessionary trip, please complete our online form here. Concessionary trips are subject to availability.

To view our full Terms & Conditions, please click here


Frequently asked questions

Click on the questions below to find out the answer
Does the maximum number of passengers include children?
How do I book?
What times/days of the week does the Pride of Sefton have trips running?
What are the costs of a trip?
Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
Who drives the boat?
Has the boat got life jackets for children?
Do you provide catering?
Who runs the Pride of Sefton Boat?
Can I bring my pet onboard?
What do I need to wear for the trip?
Can I smoke/use e-cigarettes on board the boat?
Can I stay overnight on the boat?
What happens if the weather is too bad to sail?
Where does the boat depart from?
Is parking available?
How do I book a concessionary trip?


We had a wonderful time on The Pride Of Sefton on Saturday 6th October on the occasion of my 70th birthday. The whole experience was enjoyed by myself and my family. From start to finish the barge, the crew and the whole day was memorable. I would recommend the Pride of Sefton to anybody looking for something special at a reasonable cost.

Anonymous Guest

This was a surprise retirement party and honestly I can say it was the perfect day. My mum and all her friends loved the trip which started at Collingwood Dock, through Mann Island, the Albert Dock up to Brunswick and back. The weather, the service from the volunteers and the landmarks where an absolute joy! I cannot thank the team enough for making My Mum’s day extra special!

Chloe Ellison

As NAAFI breaks go, this was a classic. First of all, on behalf of all who attended, we would like to thank the crew - Roland, Alan and John - for their professionalism, which put us all at ease and allowed us to relax and fully enjoy the experience of the trip. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all involved in the organisation. The Pride is a lovely boat with great amenities and would not hesitate to recommend a trip along this stretch of waterway into Liverpool. We are looking forward to the next trip!!

Veterans In Sefton

10 of us had a great 3 hour boat trip on the canal through the waterfront of Liverpool last week. The crew, Michael and Gordon really know their stuff and kept us informed of interesting facts of the locations and views. We took our own drinks and nibbles but glasses and cutlery are provided together with tea/coffee making facilities. There is no better way to view the marvellous landmarks of the famous Liverpool waterfront. The manoeuvring of the various locks is also a great experience. What a way to spend a peaceful, leisurely time with friends.

Anonymous Guest

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Before contacting us, please make sure you have read the above T&C’s and FAQ’s.

If you still require more information please use the contact form.

Alternatively, you can email us at

Pride of Sefton
Unit 1, Heysham Road
L30 6UR