Daily River Explorer Cruises


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.

Guided by expert commentary throughout the 50 minute trip, the River Explorer Cruise offers stunning views of Liverpool's famous skyline. As you relax and take in the views, you'll be captivated as the rich and fascinating history of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront unfolds before you.

On board every Mersey Ferry there's a café
 serving hot drinks and refreshments, with picnic areas both inside and outside.

You can also make a day of it and hop off at both Seacombe and Woodside ferry terminals and explore our great attractions Spaceport and U-boat Story before returning to Pier Head, Liverpool.

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, 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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  Visit Tripadvisor to see reviews for Mersey Ferries!
"The Mersey Ferry is a must-do experience for anyone visiting the Merseyside. The 50 minute ferry ride provides wonderful views of the Mersey which can best be viewed from a boat. The narrative was also very informative as it provided interesting facts along the way. Overall, Highly Recommended!" Rated 5 of 5