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Mersey Ferries

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Georges Parade
Pier Head
L3 1DP

Tel: 0151 330 1003

Mersey Ferries

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Manchester Ship Canal Gift Voucher£42.00 per ticket
River Explorer Adult - Return£10.00 per ticket
River Explorer Child [5-15yrs] - Return£6.50 per ticket
River Explorer Concessions - Return£8.50 per ticket
River Explorer Family [2 Adults & 3 Children] - Return£27.00 per ticket
Summer Evening Cruise Gift Vouchers£14.95 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


San Francisco has its cable cars, New York has its yellow cabs… and Liverpool has its world famous Mersey Ferries.

The River Explorer Cruise is a must do experience and the best way to see and enjoy Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and UNESCO world heritage site. Departing hourly from Pier Head Liverpool, the 50 minute experience sails between Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside. You can even ‘Hop On & Hop Off’ at each terminal and combine your trip with a visit to Spaceport and U-boat Story.

From April 2017 hop aboard the Dazzle Ferry ‘Snowdrop’. Created by Sir Peter Blake, eye-catching motifs cover the boats exterior. Explore the on board exhibition panels and learn more about the role of Dazzle Ships in the country’s wartime history. Check out the dazzle calendar for sailing dates at

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift this year, why not give your loved ones a day out to remember with a Mersey Ferries gift voucher? A variety of cruises are available to choose from including the popular Manchester Ship Canal Cruise and Summer Evening Cruise. Visit for more information.



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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • UKtravelerone
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Trip around river view
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th December 2017
    Something new to do around Liverpool to take the ferry around. It weren't a long trip about 4 places you can get off and it only lasted about 45 - 1 hour. You get to see different views and take... Read full review
  • NEET071
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice experience for my German friend
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd December 2017
    My friend and I took the ferry to cross the Mersey. It's a nice little attraction and he found it really nice that there was some commentary playing as we crossed. Took about 20 minutes to cross... Read full review
  • Paul A
    Trip type:
    Nice trip despite the weather
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th November 2017
    Took a chap with learning difficultieson a round trip . The weather was really poor with winds and heavy rain at times. Despite this we were nice and warm inside. It wasnt busy 2 pm onwards so had... Read full review

Opening Times

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


Spaceport, Wallasey

U-boat Story, Birkenhead

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