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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.

Current Service Information

We are continuing to follow and review our services in light of any government advice and information.

Please pay by contactless if you can, don’t forget to plan ahead and leave extra time for your journey. Keep your distance from others, enjoy the fresh air and the incredible views of Liverpool’s famous skyline.

Face coverings* must be worn on the ferry and in the terminals at all times.

All services are currently operating from Pier Head, Liverpool and Woodside, Wirral whilst Seacombe Ferry Terminal is temporarily closed for major refurbishment work. Find out more about the temporary closure of Seacombe terminal and the refurbishment works here.

River Explorer Cruises

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 Sunday from Monday 17 May. Cruises will depart Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Woodside, Wirral at twenty past the hour.  

 We’ve introduced timed tickets, so don’t forget you’ll need to book online before you set sail. 

Commuter Services

Commuter services will operate from Pier Head and Woodside terminals whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work. Find out more about the temporary closure of Seacombe terminal closure online.

Commuters who pay for weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly passes will also still benefit from free parking at Woodside.

Weekday Commuter Services will continue to operate between 07:20am – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm.

To help keep everyone safe we’ve introduced enhanced cleaning measures and installed hand sanitiser stations on the ferry and at our terminals. If you’re thinking of using the ferries then please be aware that social distancing measures will be in place, so you need to plan your journey in advance and leave more time for your journey.

Don’t forget your face covering. You’ll need to wear it for your entire visit, at our terminals, on the linkspan and on the ferry. Children under the age of 11 and passengers with exemptions will not need to wear a face covering.

For Commuter Services we’re asking customers to pay by contactless/card payments - this is to protect both you and our staff.

It’s also important practice good hygiene – avoid touching surfaces, your face, and wash your hands properly both before and after your journey.


Commuter Service Ticket Prices

Adult (Single) £2.80
Adult (Return) £3.70
Child (Single) 5-15 £1.40
Child (Return) 5-15 £1.85
Weekly £15.00
Monthly £63.00
Quarterly (3 months) £158.00
Annual £545.00

 

U-boat Story

Please note U-boat Story is currently closed and will not reopen on Monday 17 May due to social distancing restrictions.

Further updates regarding the reopening of U-boat Story will be released in line with government advice and future changes to Covid-19 restrictions.

2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - Update

We will review the on sale date of 2021 Manchester Ship Canal Cruises from 21 June, which is in line with ‘Step 4’ in the government ‘Out of Lockdown’ roadmap. We remain hopeful that we will operate a number of cruises toward the end of the summer season and will continue to update as the situation evolves.

Customers with Manchester Ship Canal gift vouchers will be able to exchange the vouchers for a sailing in 2021. Vouchers do not need to be re-issued, please keep gift vouchers safe until the opportunity is available to exchange the vouchers for a future cruise. Gift vouchers are valid for use during the 2021 season and will be extended should Covid-19 related restrictions prevent use.

Our staff are currently working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please allow 7 working days to receive gift vouchers by post.

Please note you will not be able to make a booking or exchange a gift voucher until tickets go on sale; sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out when the 2021 dates go on sale.

 

If you have a question or query regarding an existing booking, please visit the Contact Us page and complete the Get in Touch form.