River Explorer Cruises

River Explorer Cruise


San Francisco has its cable cars, New York has its yellow cabs.. and Liverpool has its Mersey Ferries. Mersey Ferries links a number of exciting waterfront attractions in Liverpool and Wirral, enabling you to create flexible days out for your group. Any of the options can be combined to create a full or half day visit. 
Ferry ‘cross the Mersey – River Explorer Cruise, bring your group aboard and take a 50-minute cruise with a fascinating recorded commentary. The cruise is the best way to enjoy the spectacular waterfront views and famous landmarks. The cruise also calls in at Seacombe and Woodside for visits to Spaceport and U-boat Story attractions. 
U-boat Story at Woodside, Wirral Groups can view the amazing life on board a real German U-boat, with original film archive and interactive displays. The visitor centre has fascinating displays of well-preserved artefacts found on board the salvaged vessel.  
River Explorer Cruise tickets include the opportunity to visit U-boat Story at Woodside Ferry Terminal at no extra cost. This applies to return River Explorer tickets only (50 minute cruise). A range of light refreshments are available at our Woodside waterfront café.
Spaceport at Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral is an attraction exploring space and space travel - with universal appeal to groups of all ages. It is currently hosting the Sci-Fi Icons exhibition through until December 2019.
Free coach parking is available at Woodside and Seacombe ferry terminals by prior arrangement.
GROUP PRICES valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020  
River Explorer Cruise  (50 minute duration)
Group Price £8.50 per person (groups of 20 or more)
River Explorer Cruise & Spaceport 
Group Price £13.00 per person (groups of 20 or more)
Hop on/ Hop off – cross river trip (30 minute duration)  
Group Price £6.00 per person (groups of 20 or more)
For ‘time short’ groups traveling by coach, visitors can ‘hop on & hop off’ the River Explorer Cruise at each terminal and combine their trip with other destinations like Chester, Wales and other attractions in Wirral.
  • Your coach drops off your group at Liverpool Pier Head who then take the River Explorer Cruise for 30mins – disembarking on the other side of the river at Woodside, where your group will meet your coach.
  • After the coach has dropped off your group at Liverpool for the cruise. Your driver can take the coach through the Mersey Tunnel (tunnel toll applies) and collect passengers from Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead and continue the tour.
        To take advantage of these group rates, please pre-book by calling our friendly experienced team on 0151 330 1420 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm) or alternatively email groups@merseyferries.co.uk
   Free coach and bus parking is available at Seacombe and Woodside terminals, Wirral by prior

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