Mersey Ferries

Liverpool Gerry Marsden 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 depart Gerry Marsden Terminal, 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).

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. 

Combine your River Cruise with a Liverpool Sightseeing bus tour from £22 per adult, visiting 14 of Liverpool's most famous landmarks from the City Explorer Open Top Bus.

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

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    Recent Reviews:

    • philandanita
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 2nd August 2022
      Sat on the middle deck and enjoyed two pints of ice cold stella whilst taking in the wonderful Liverpool and Wirral Sites ! Read full review
    • robertpL7997EY
      Wichita Falls, Texas
      Trip type:
      Liverpool, an unexpected gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 31st August 2022
      Liverpool was the unexpected gem of our trip that included all the major stops in Ireland and GB. We expected an dreary old port city with some Beatles history, but found it alive, vibrant, a great... Read full review
    • Molly M
      Bainbridge Island, Washington
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      A great way to see the River Front of Liverpool
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th September 2022
      A 30+ minute trip on the ferry provides you with a historical narrative, a delightful views of the various styles of builds with architectural merit. On a hot day it is a great place to catch a cool... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Season (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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

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