Mersey Ferries

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Georges Parade
Pier Head
L3 1DP

Tel: +44 (0)151 330 1003

The Mersey Ferries brightly coloured Dazzle Ferry sailing on the Mersey River on a blue sky day. The iconic Liverpool skyline is behind the ferry.


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-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Cruises depart Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Woodside, Wirral at twenty past the hour.  

Mersey Ferries have introduced timed tickets, so you’ll need to book online before you set sail. 

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. 

Mersey Ferries have a selection of cruises throughout the year to enjoy including Manchester Ship Canal Cruises, Summer Evening Cruises and themed music cruises, for more information visit

Book Tickets



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

Map & Directions



Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • Bill S
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Always a favourite to take family and friends on the river when they visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 5th June 2021
      I first travelled on the Mersey ferry in 1970 when there was a regular service to and from Birkenhead. Now I live in South Liverpool I love taking visitors on the ferry trip, I enjoy the photographic... Read full review
    • funkyfamily2016
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Commentary confusing
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th June 2021
      A trip that has to be done if in Liverpool. Round the dock areas. Commentary pre recorded, informative but completely out of sync with where the ferry was at the time, very confusing…. Perhaps... Read full review
    • 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

    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

    We think you'll like

    U-boat Story, Birkenhead

    What's Nearby

    1. Brilliant Tours Liverpool

      Brilliant Tours offer daily Beatles walking & private luxury car tours with a Blue Badge…

      0.03 miles away
    2. Liverpool Beatles Walk

      Liverpool Beatles Tours with a Liverpool Tour Guide offer daily Beatles themed walking…

      0.03 miles away
    3. Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

      Due to lockdown restrictions the Manchester Ship Canal Cruises have been cancelled for…

      0.03 miles away
    1. British Music Experience

      The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes,…

      0.07 miles away
    2. Multilingual City Tour - Liverpool City Sights

      You will experience the sights of our world-famous UNESCO Waterfront, Three Graces,…

      0.07 miles away
    3. The Beatles Statue

      An iconic statue of the Fab Four, in their hometown.

      0.07 miles away
    4. City & Beatles Tour - Liverpool City Sights

      See all the city's historic sights with the Liverpool City Sights open top bus. See…

      0.1 miles away
    5. Royal Liver Building 360

      Royal Liver Building 360 Tour and experience is open with social distancing measures,…

      0.11 miles away
    6. Museum of Liverpool

      The Museum of Liverpool has now opened following the lockdown period. The Museum of…

      0.12 miles away
    7. Mersey Tunnel Tours

      Why not take the opportunity to participate in the popular Liverpool Queensway Mersey…

      0.13 miles away
    8. Merseytravel

      For up-to-the-minute information on local and national bus, train and ferry services ring…

      0.14 miles away
    9. Pier Head & The Three Graces

      They define one of the most beautiful skylines in - well we’d say the world - the Three…

      0.15 miles away
    10. *TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED* RIBA Liverpool City Tours

      Discover the architecture and history of this great city on one of walking tours,…

      0.16 miles away
    11. The Liverpool Plinth

      A sculpture highlighting the danger to marine wildlife of waste in UK waters is the new…

      0.22 miles away
    12. La montaña de Liverpool

      0.24 miles away
    Previous Next

    Search What's Nearby

    Product Type
    Within miles

    Search Again


    Other Websites

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss