River Explorer Cruise

Mersey Ferries is a ‘must do’ North West attraction and the only way to see the world famous, unrivalled Liverpool waterfront. On board the 50 minute river cruise, visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey, with its musical and maritime history. 

While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife, you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling, music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.

Departing hourly, the 50 minute river experience sails from Liverpool, Pier Head, calling at Seacombe and Woodside, Wirral. There is simply no better way to witness and enjoy Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and heritage. (Please note that Woodside is now closed for refurbishment until further notice). 

Enjoy on board:

  • Fantastic commentary telling you the story of Liverpool and it’s waterfront heritage.
  • Coffee Shop & Bar.

What's Included:

River Explorer Cruise

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Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DP

Please note: All Liverpool Pass holders should redeem their ticket for the Mersey Ferry, by visiting the ticket desk first. Head to our Plan Your Visit page for more information about finding this attraction and getting around the city.


English and Cruise fact sheets in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese & Mandarin

Know Before You Go!

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday

10am – 4pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays

10am – 6pm 

Cruises set off every hour on the hour with no pre-booking necessary.