Daily River Explorer Cruises

River Explorer Cruise



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 UNESCO World Heritage waterfront unfolds before you. 

Book your tickets online now and save!
To take advantage of this great offer you must purchase your River Explorer Cruise ticket online at least one day before your visit (before midnight). Tickets include FREE entry to U-boat Story. 


On board every Mersey Ferry there is a cafe 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. Our River Explorer Cruise tickets now include free entry to the U-boat Story at Woodside. 

A new Mersey Ferries Souvenir Guide is available to buy from the ferry terminals for just £2. 

Gift Vouchers
If you're looking for a unique gift for a special celebration, why not give a gift of a Mersey Ferries gift voucher. We have several to choose from, including our famous River Explorer Cruise.




Terminals & Riverside Attractions

Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral - For Spaceport, our Space themed attraction, now featuring the Sci-Fi Icons exhibition.

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 at Albert Dock, 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