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Commuter Services depart each weekday morning and evening and operate between 07:20 – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm.

River Explorer Cruises are back! We can’t wait to see you again. Cruises sail between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and SundayCruises depart Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Woodside, Wirral at twenty past the hour. Due to major roadworks in Liverpool City Centre, please allow extra time if you’re departing from Pier Head.  

We’ve introduced timed tickets on our River Explorer Cruises, so you’ll need to book online before you set sail.  

All services will sail from Pier Head and Woodside terminals, whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work.  

Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals. Remember to keep a safe distance from other passengers and check in with the QR codes to comply with track and trace legislation. Find more information and prices on our Current Service Information page.

Mersey Ferries are an essential part of Liverpool’s rich and diverse history. Long before Gerry and the Pacemakers’ famous song hit the charts, the ferries have sailed along the River Mersey connecting Wirral and Liverpool throughout 800 years of history.

Over 610,000 passenger journeys were made during 2019, and as one of the top paid-for visitor attractions in the region, taking the Ferry ‘cross the Mersey is a ‘must do’ experience for visitors to the city and a relaxing leisure cruise for residents of the Liverpool City Region.

Mersey Ferries offer passengers a range of services including:

• A daily commuter service operating between Liverpool and Wirral

• Daily River Explorer Cruises offering the opportunity to see Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront

• 20 day-trip cruises along the historic Manchester Ship Canal

• 20 Evening Cruises on the Mersey, including themed music cruises

• 10 Liverpool Bay Cruises which offer extended sightseeing cruises into Liverpool Bay

We also work with a number of key attraction partners, including The Beatles Story, City Explorer Open Top Bus Tour and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, increasing our brand exposure throughout the region and offering visitors packaged sightseeing experiences.

Your collaboration with Mersey Ferries will give you an opportunity to increase your brand’s visibility, raise your profile in association with a trusted and internationally recognised heritage brand and connect with a wide demographic of passengers including commuters, international visitors, families, travel groups, business visitors and local residents.

A tailored and bespoke sponsorship package can be created to suit your budget and sponsorship objectives. Check out our Sponsorship booklet to find out more about sponsoring Mersey Ferries.


Mersey Ferries Sponsorship Booklet (PDF, 676KB)


For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jonathan Lamkin - Commercial Development Manager
Mersey Ferries
0151 330 1036