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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.

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 skyline. As you relax and take in the views you'll be captivated as the rich and fascinating history of the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront unfolds before you. Free entry to U-boat Story, at Woodside Ferry Terminal, is included with your River Explorer Cruise ticket. Whilst at Woodside terminal you can also enjoy delicious food and drink from the international menus of Woodside Ferry Village

Current Service Information

Following government advice about the spread of Coronavirus, all River Explorer Cruises are cancelled until further notice. Please note U-boat Story is also currently closed.

However, we are running our morning and evening Commuter Service from Pier Head and Woodside Ferry Terminal. Find out more about times and prices here

Please note - face coverings must be worn at all times on the ferry and in the terminals.

River Explorer Cruise Ticket Prices 

Adult (16+) £11.00
Child (5-15) £7.00
Infant (Under 5) Free
Concession (Over 60s and NUS card holders) £9.50
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £30.00

Check out an accessible, text only version of the Mersey Ferries Quiz here. 

Pier Head & Woodside Ferry Terminals

Sightseeing Packages

Service Currently Suspended

River
Explorer
Cruise

City
Explorer
Open
Top
Bus

Do the Double

Sail the River Mersey on a 50-minute River Explorer sightseeing cruise and travel around Liverpool on the City Explorer Open Top Bus.

Adult

£18.00

(16+)

Child

£12.00

(5-15)

Infant

Free

(Under 5s)

Concession

£15.00

(Over 60s & NUS card holders)

Family

£49.00

(2 adults & up to 3 children)

Service Currently Suspended

River
Explorer
Cruise

City
explorer
open
top
bus

Cathedral
Tower
Experience

Do the Treble

Sail the River Mersey on a 50-minute River Explorer sightseeing cruise, travel around Liverpool on the City Explorer Open Top Bus and see breath-taking panoramic views of Liverpool from the rooftop of Britain's biggest Cathedral with the Liverpool Cathedral Tower Experience.

Adult

£23.00

(16+)

Child

£16.00

(5-15)

Infant

Free

(Under 5s)

Concession

£19.00

(Over 60s & NUS card holders)

Family

£63.00

(2 adults & up to 3 children)

Service Currently Suspended

River
Explorer
Cruise

The
Beatles
Story

Day Tripper

Cruise the River Mersey and see Liverpool’s UNSECO World Heritage Waterfront on a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise. Then hop off the ferry and visit The Beatles Story at the Royal Albert Dock to learn more about the life and music of the fab four.

Adult

£27.00

(16+)

Child

£15.50

(5-15)

Infant

Free

(Under 5s)

Concession

£21.50

(Over 60s & NUS card holders)

Family

£78.50

(2 adults & up to 3 children)