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Enjoy a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise on the world famous Mersey Ferry, and see incredible views of Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront.

Our on board commentary highlights the River Mersey’s key landmarks as well as their history, so the cruise is the perfect mix of fun and education for your class.

River Explorer Cruises depart every day, on the hour from Liverpool Gerry Marsden, Pier Head, and also stop at Woodside Ferry Terminal on the 50-minute round trip. You can choose to take a single journey from Liverpool Gerry Marsden, Pier Head to Woodside, Birkenhead or vice versa. This is a popular option for schools that want their coach to drop off on one side of the river and collect on the other side.

River Explorer Cruise - Child (5 to 15yrs)


River Explorer Cruise - Single Journey - Child (5 to 15 yrs)



Advanced booking is required for your trip on the ferry, and we offer one free teacher/supervisory adult per 6 paying children. For any additional adults the cost is £11.50 per person, or £6.50 per person for a single journey. 

We have two Mersey Ferries; the Royal Iris of the Mersey in traditional black, white and red livery and the Dazzle Ferry, the only operating Dazzle Ship in the UK. The eye-catching design was created by Sir Peter Blake as part of the First World War commemorations.

If you need help planning your day out and completing your risk assessment, please see our school safety plan document which is available to download at the bottom of this web page.

To book your school trip please complete the following booking form, if you need to speak to one of our team please call 0151 330 1420 (Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm).