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Commuter Services depart each weekday morning and evening and operate between 07:20 – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm. A cross-river sailing will also depart Pier Head at 4pm and Woodside at 4:30pm Monday- Friday. This additional service is to help passengers cross the river during the current restrictions. 

All services will sail from Pier Head and Woodside terminals from Monday 4 January, whilst Seacombe is closed for major refurbishment work. 

Face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals. Find more information and prices on our Current Service Information page.

Duration – 50 minutes. Available daily throughout the year 2021

Take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey and see one of the greatest waterfronts in the world! This is a ‘must do’ experience as part of any group visit to Liverpool. Visitors can sit back, relax and soak in the rich and fascinating history of the city aboard the world famous Mersey Ferry. Guided by expert commentary throughout the 50-minute trip, the River Explorer Cruise offers stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront.

Our on-board café serves refreshments and snacks, and our indoor and outdoor seating means you can travel in comfort whatever the weather! Cruises depart daily throughout the year and include free entry to U-boat Story.

Cruise fact sheets available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese & Mandarin.

Group Rate 20+ £8.50pp (published rate £11pp).

Bookings & Reservations

To book or make a reservation, please call our group booking team on 0151 330 1420 (Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm) or alternatively email groups@merseyferries.co.uk