Daily River Explorer Cruises

Dazzle Ferry


See Liverpool’s most iconic sights aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry. Our 50 minute River Explorer Cruise takes in the best views along the riverside.

Now you can add some dazzle to your journey too – our ferry ‘Snowdrop’ is  the country’s only operating Dazzle Ferry. The project commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW and Tate Liverpool, has been designed by famous pop-artist Sir Peter Blake in commemoration of World War One. This was when dazzle camouflage was first introduced as a way to confuse the enemy to a vessels speed and direction making it more difficult to target. There’s an on-board exhibition on the Dazzle Ferry too explaining more about the role Mersey Ferries played in WW1 and the history of dazzle ships. To check when you can take a River Explorer Cruise on the Dazzle Ferry click here (please note when the Dazzle Ferry isn’t sailing, the Mersey Ferry, Royal Iris of the Mersey will be).

River Explorer Cruises depart hourly from our three terminals listed below and a return ticket lets you break your journey at any one of them. They can be combined with a visit to our waterfront attractions (see below) and make a great trip for the whole family. So start planning your visit today!

Find out more about what you can see from the ferry with our FREE onboard mobile tour guide. Learn more here.

Our River Explorer Cruise tickets now include free entry to the U-boat Story at Woodside ferry terminal. 

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Terminals & Riverside Attractions

  • Seacombe Ferry Terminal(Wirral)    
    For Spaceport, our Space themed attraction, now with a brand new Interactive Zone!
  • Woodside Ferry Terminal(Wirral)
    For U-boat Story, our real World War 2 German submarine exhibition
  • Pier Head Ferry Terminal (Liverpool)
    For the Beatles Story, including the Fab 4-D experience, which charts the life of the world-famous Liverpool band.
Mersey Ferries Limited reserves the right to alter, or in the event of adverse weather, curtail or cancel the cruise, whereupon an alternative refund or date will be offered. Save for adverse weather conditions Mersey ferries Limited cannot be held responsible and shall not be liable for the cancellation, delay or curtailment of the cruise caused by events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

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