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

 

HMS Prince of Wales Viewing Cruise

Join us on a special River Explorer Cruise to celebrate the arrival of the magnificent Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince of Wales in Liverpool. The warship will be docked in Liverpool from Friday 28 February and special River Explorer Cruises will be available on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March, offering unparalleled views of the warship and live commentary from a Blue Badge Guide. 

Timetables

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  • Pier Head

    Liverpool

  • Seacombe

    Wallasey

  • Woodside

    Birkenhead

Pricing

Includes U-boat Story
  • Adult

    16+

    £11.00

  • Child

    Ages 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

Gift Vouchers

If you're looking for a unique gift for a special celebration, how about a voucher for a cruise aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry? Gift vouchers are available online for River Explorer Cruises and Manchester Ship Canal Cruises.

Pier Head, Seacombe & Woodside Ferry Terminals

Sightseeing Packages

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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)

Save up to 19%

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)

Save up to 9%

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

£26.00

(16+)

Child

£15.50

(5-15)

Infant

Free

(Under 5s)

Concession

£20.50

(Over 60s & NUS card holders)

Family

£76.50

(2 adults & up to 3 children)