Situated in a spectacular World Heritage waterfront, Albert Dock is the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country. Onboard The Skylark you will have an excellent opportunity to capture photos and videos of these incredible buildings.
During your cruise on-board The Skylark our experienced and knowledgeable skippers will talk you through all of the sites and buildings that you pass along the way. This is a fantastic way of learning about the historic docks.
We take great care ensuring the safety of all of our passengers comes first and foremost. All of our crew have years of experience skippering and crewing sea going vessels. Skylark has 2 x life rafts capable of holding 42 persons, 42 life jackets and 3 life rings. All equipment serviced regularly as well as an efficient 'Man over board' retrieval system plus a safety vessel on hand at any time to assist Skylark.
“Step Aboard SKYLARK… Our 38 Passenger Vessel, and receive a Very Warm SKYLARK Welcome.”
SKYLARK is berthed right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, at the Famous Albert Dock.
After a short safety brief, we depart our berth and set sail, heading east then south under Gower Street Bridge into Wapping Basin, passing the Big Wheel and Duke’s Dock entrance.
Then we cruise into Wapping Dock; on the east side, you can see the beautiful East & West Quay apartments, which were originally dock warehouses when the docks were operational.
Looking west, we pass Staybridge Hotel and the Jurys Inn; we can also see Liverpool’s Echo Arena and the BT Convention Centre. As we proceed under Queens Wharf Bridge into Queens Dock, to the east we pass the Campanile Hotel, Leo’s Casino and the Dolby Hotel, to the west, we see the recently closed Customs & Excise VAT and Tax Office, now exclusive apartments.
A bit further along to the west of Queens Dock is the Liverpool Watersports Centre, where waterborne sports like Canoeing, Dragon Boat Racing, competitive rowing and wakeboarding take place.
Heading south and passing under Mariners Wharf Bridge, we enter Coburg Dock, the start of the Liverpool Marina; here you see some of Liverpool’s amazing Yachts and Cruisers, fantastic boats of all shapes and sizes.
Full steam ahead… past the Yacht Club Bar and Restaurant into Brunswick Dock, where the rest of the 500 Boats & Yachts are berthed; this is also part of the Liverpool Marina. Continuing south, we pass the Brunswick Lock entrance, that leads to the famous River Mersey, and to the east we can see HMS Eaglet, the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve.
We then turn about, and head north through the Docks at a leisurely cruise, returning to Salthouse Dock, where our journey started.
For the Finale, we sail under Hartley Bridge into the famous Albert Dock, home of some of Liverpool’s finest Bars and Restaurants:
On board we have a PA System, playing light background music, whilst one of our crew provides a historical account of our Seven Docks Cruise.
“What A Way To See All of South Liverpool’s Amazing Docks… A Truly Fantastic Unique Experience To Be Enjoyed…”
12 months ago I was asked to set up another boat running from the recently opened Titanic Hotel (the old Rum Ware House Stanley Dock) through to Mann Island, Albert Dock . We started this week end with a bang and ran trips right through from Friday to Sunday. I sourced a vessel called the Neptune. She […]Read more