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Commuter Services depart each weekday morning and evening and operate between 07:20 – 09:50am and 5pm - 6:50pm.

Cross-river Services sail from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, (until Sunday 16 May).

We are pleased to announce that we are planning for the return of our River Explorer Cruises from 10am on Monday 17 May. Tickets are now on sale. We’ve introduced timed tickets, 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.

River Explorer Cruise

We are pleased to announce that we are planning for the return of our River Explorer Cruises from 10am on Monday 17 May. Tickets are now on sale. We’ve introduced timed tickets, so don’t forget you’ll need to book online before you set sail. Tickets can be booked online up to one hour before the cruise departure time. 

River Explorer Cruises will 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.

Find out more about the temporary closure of Seacombe Terminal and the major refurbishment works taking place here.

To help keep everyone safe, a few things will have changed since your last visit. We have been awarded the official UK ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark to show that we have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

For more information about the changes we have made to help keep our passengers and staff members safe check out our FAQs below.

We’ve missed you and can’t wait for River Explorer Cruises to return. See you soon!

Tickets

Pier Head terminal, Liverpool Woodside terminal, Wirral

 

 

Timed Tickets

We’ve introduced timed tickets, so you’ll need to book online before you get here. We have limited the number of passengers that can travel on a River Explorer Cruise due to government guidelines. Please make sure you have your booking confirmation ready when you arrive.

Face Coverings

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. 

Enhanced Cleaning

We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning measures and installed hand sanitiser stations on the ferry and at our terminals.

Social Distancing

Remember to keep a safe distance from others at our terminals, on the linkspan and on the ferry.  To help you with this we’ve also introduced a one-way system at the terminals.  

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. Whilst at Woodside terminal you can also enjoy delicious food and drink from the international menus of Woodside Ferry Village

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.

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