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+) - £11.50

Child (5-15) - £7.50

Concession (Over 60s and NUS card holders) - £10.00

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) - £32.00

River Explorer Cruises are back! Cruises depart Gerry Marsden Terminal, Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Seacombe Terminal, 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:

    • SAPHIRE2014
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Scattering Ashes on the Mersey Ferry
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th October 2022
      Our father always wished his ashes were scatter at sea, he once lived with his family in Birkenhead and worked in Liverpool. We were so grateful and amazed how kind and caring how all the staff were... Read full review
    • RobertSingapore
      Singapore, Singapore
      Trip type:
      Crossing the pathway of History - and the great buidlings of Liverpool in full view
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th November 2022
      Absolutely GREAT for the nostalgia and sights if you are new! Ferry across the Mersey - the historic great buildings - but missing the Overhead Rly, the trams, the 100 ships or more in the River... Read full review
    • GerritMee
      Heemskerk, The Netherlands
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      A pity
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 8th December 2022
      Just wanted to cross the river. When I came to the ticket desk found out it was bankcards only I thought the price if a simple crossing was a bit steep too. €11,50 for a return. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Season (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

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

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