An Adventure For All The Family

Half term fun on the River Explorer Cruise

​The river explorer & spaceport ticket

Enjoy a day out for all the family when you book the combined Mersey Ferry River Explorer & Spaceport Ticket. The cruise is 50 minutes in total, with opportunities to visit Spaceport with our new Sci-Fi Icons exhibition and  U-boat Story. We'll have free giveaways at each terminal, and you can even download our flag to colour in at home!

With three of Liverpool’s greatest attractions all rolled into one this is a fun-filled day out for all the family! Book online and save with our special £35 Family River Explorer & Spaceport Ticket, available for 2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 5-15). To take advantage of this great offer you must purchase the combined ticket online at least one day before your visit (before midnight).

If you purchase a ticket on the day, the cost will be £39. Tickets can be bought at any of the Mersey Ferry Terminals (Pier Head, Seacombe, Woodside) or via phone on 0151 330 1003.


Whether it’s the weekend, school holidays or during the week, you can always guarantee a great, fun-filled day out on the River Explorer Cruise, which promises to keep the kids entertained and adults too! Adults can enjoy breath-taking views of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront on the 50-minute cruise. The ferry has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for you to enjoy a picnic or there’s a café on board serving hot drinks and delicious snacks. Guided commentary describes the history of both Liverpool and Wirral.


Spaceport Space DomeDuring your River Explorer Cruise, with your combined ticket, you can disembark at Seacombe and visit our fantastic attraction, Spaceport. Here, see our new Sci-Fi icons exhibition - a private collection of Star Wars memorabilia from one of the UK's biggest collectors. You can also take a unique journey through space and time, and experience our amazing 360° dome show and try our interactive, hands-on activities. During February half term, Spaceport will be open from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th February from 10am to 5pm daily.

Jedi School - Interactive Show - Monday 19th - Friday 23rd Feb 2018

Welcome Planet Typhon - Part of the Deep Core System. You, our latest Padawan recruits must prepare to be schooled in a way of the mystical and powerful force - the very energy that brings the galaxy together, in your journey to become a Jedi Master.

You will be trained by some familiar faces - as well as some of the Jedi orders more secretive masters, but beware, for there has been some great disturbance in the force, and you must be careful not to stray onto the dark side. Enjoy Jedi training sessions, a few laughs and prepare for inevitable attack of the Sith, as we welcome you to Jedi School!

Characters for the event include - Darth Maul, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Jedi School is included in the normal ticket price, but if subject to availability. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.


U-boat StoryFollowing your visit to Spaceport, a short hop back on the River Explorer Cruise takes you to Woodside to visit the fantastic U-boat Story. Discover an amazing and unique insight into life on-board a U-534 through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits. U-boat Story is a fascinating look back into history for all of the family.

We also offer family gift vouchers for the combined River Explorer Cruise & Spaceport experience.


You can commence your River Explorer and Spaceport combined cruise at any of the Mersey Ferry terminals - Pier Head, Seacombe, Woodside. For the River Explorer Cruise timetable, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you on the ferry for your summer adventure! Our customers can tell you more about their experiences on Trip Advisor.

“We did the ferry across the Mersey combined with a trip to Spaceport. My son who is 8 loved it. There was lots of interactive things to do and it was full of interesting facts. We spent a good couple of hours here. The exhibition upstairs of Star Wars icons was really good. Definitely worth a visit!” 5 of 5 stars - April 2017

"Great experience even my hard to please teenage son was impressed! Great to see the city of Liverpool from a totally different angle, good value for money - will definitely do it again when I visit Liverpool, which won't be too long away!" 5 of 5 stars