Mersey Ferries continues to follow government advice about essential travel and helping to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we are reviewing our services in light of this advice.

Update Tuesday 31 March: From Monday 6 April the morning and evening commuter services will be temporarily suspended due to a significant fall in demand but this will be monitored on a regular basis. If your journey is essential and you need to travel cross river please consider bus and rail options.

All River Explorer Cruises and weekend services have been cancelled and U-boat Story is closed.

We have also made the decision to cancel all Evening Cruises and Manchester Ship Canal Cruises in April and May 2020. If you have purchased a ticket for any of these cruises, we will be in touch shortly to arrange a refund. If you have booked a cruise using a gift voucher, we will refund you with a gift voucher.

If you have already bought a ticket for an Evening Cruise, Manchester Ship Canal Cruise or Liverpool Bay Cruise in June or beyond, we are currently planning for these cruises to take place. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and have suspended any further bookings in June.

We strongly advise people to follow the advice about non-essential travel and social distancing and more information is available online.

Customers who are key workers can visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk and rail and bus operator websites for the latest service information.

Tickets & Pricing

Daily - all year round

River Explorer Cruise

Enjoy Liverpool’s ultimate sightseeing experience on our 50-minute daily River Explorer Cruises. Learn about the fascinating history of the River Mersey, and see incredible views of the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront from the deck of the world-famous Mersey Ferry.

Adult

£11.00

(16+)

Child

£7.00

(Ages 5-15)

Infant

Free

(Under 5)

Concession

£9.50

(Over 60s and NUS card holders)

Family

£30.00

(2 adults & up to 3 children)

April - October

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Experience over 125 years of history on a day cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal. Enjoy a fascinating journey along the inland waterway, taking in the spectacular scenery and watch as swing bridges turn to allow ships to pass.

Adult

£45.00

June - August

Liverpool Bay Cruises

Experience breath-taking views of Liverpool’s coastline as you sail into Liverpool Bay on this new three-hour sightseeing cruise. Learn more about the history of the River Mersey with live commentary from a Blue Badge Guide and enjoy live music from talented local artists.

Adult

£19.00

(16+)

Child

£9.50

(3-15 yrs)

Infant

Free

(0-2 yrs)

April - October

Evening Cruises on the Mersey

Watch the sunset over Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront with a glass of prosecco in your hand as you listen to live music from talented local artists, or dance the night away with your loved ones on one of our themed cruises.

Adult

£20.00

(16+)

April & September

Bird Watching Cruises

Sail along the river and spot birds and wildlife from the deck of the iconic Mersey Ferry. Enjoy live commentary and learn more about the birds and wildlife that call the River Mersey their home from our RSPB guide.

Adult

£20.00

(16+)

Child

£10.00

(3-15)

Infant

Free

(age 0-2)

Save up to 18%

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

£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)

Weekdays - All year round

Commuters

Taking a Mersey Ferry to work offers a relaxed, healthy way to travel and is the most direct route between Seacombe and Liverpool City Centre.

Adult (Single)

£2.80

Adult (Return)

£3.70

Child (Single)

£1.40

(5-15)

Child (Return)

£1.85

(5-15)

Weekly

£15.00

Monthly

£63.00

Quarterly (3 months)

£158.00

Annual

£545.00