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:

    • 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
    • paullegate
      St Ives, United Kingdom
      Easy commute across the River Mersey
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th December 2021
      *Visited June 2021* My review is based on the commuter service I took from Pier Head to Woodside. Purchasing a ticket was straightforward, I got mine from the ticket office before boarding the ferry... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Season (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    * Times (cruises depart on the hour from the Pier Head)
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