Mersey Ferries

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Georges Parade
Pier Head
L3 1DP

Tel: +44 (0)151 330 1003

Mersey Ferry on the river with the Liverpool skyline in the background


River Explorer Cruise

Adult (16+) - £11.00

Child (5-15) - £7.00

Concession (Over 60s and NUS card holders) - £9.50

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) - £30.00

River Explorer Cruises are back! Cruises sail between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Cruises depart Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Woodside, Wirral at twenty past the hour.  

Mersey Ferries strongly recommend that you book your tickets online before you visit. Your booking allows you to travel on any scheduled cruise on the date selected (subject to availability).

To help keep everyone safe, a few things will have changed since your last visit. Mersey Ferries have been awarded the official UK ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark to show that they 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 they have made to help keep passengers and staff members safe check out their website here.

See the best views of the Liverpool Waterfront on the world famous Mersey Ferry with our 50-minute River Explorer Cruise. Guided by expert commentary throughout the cruise you can sit back, relax and take in the captivating views of the waterfront. 

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  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

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Recent Reviews:

  • KuleDude
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
    All rather too short a time "at sea"
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th July 2021
    )We had booked the river cruise, but I felt rather expensive at £11/ per person, a 50 minute trip was rather too short. What we saw (and heard about on the on board commentary) was fascinating, but... Read full review
  • 293neilk
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Rounded off a great afternoon
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th August 2021
    My twin brother Stephen and I jumped the train over to Birkenhead were we visited six real ale pubs,we then went to Woodside Ferry Village were we enjoyed a meal and a couple of beers sat on the roof... Read full review
  • timp601
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice trip but poses a question?
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th August 2021
    I enjoyed this short cruise even if the weather was absolutely appalling! Had it been better, the view of the City would have been unrivalled. Very enjoyable, nevertheless. Apart from a business... Read full review

Opening Times

Season (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

* Times (cruises depart on the hour from the Pier Head)
For sailing times and more information please visit

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