River Explorer cruises

The River Explorer Cruise brings an educational visit to the Liverpool or Wirral waterfront to life. River Explorer Cruises operate hourly from Pier Head (Liverpool), Seacombe (Wallasey) and Woodside (Birkenhead). Your group can start their journey at any of our three terminals and return tickets allow you to break your journey and rejoin the cruise later in the day. See our River Explorer Cruise timetable for sailing times and our school price information – one adult goes free with every six paying children.

From April 2015 our ferry the ‘Snowdrop’ becomes the only operating Dazzle Ship in the UK. Esteemed British pop-artist Sir Peter Blake has created the design as part of the country’s World War One Commemorations. You can check when the Dazzle Ferry is available for River Explorer Cruises here.

The River Explorer Cruise offers the best views of the world-class Mersey waterfront. Our informative and lively on board commentary includes fascinating history of the ferry service, which began when Edward III granted the Benedictine Monks a Royal Charter in 1330. Students will learn how the ferry service has developed with the growth of the maritime industry and the world-famous Port of Liverpool.

To assist with your risk assessment please download the school safety document. Take a look at our teacher resource packs too for how your school visit can link up with curriculum led projects in the classroom.