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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

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  • 50-minute standard hop-on hop-off Mersey River Explorer Cruise
  • Optional upgrades to family-friendly Liverpool attractions
  • Audio commentary on board the River Mersey cruise
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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
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Standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
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Overview

Maximize your time in Liverpool with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise along the Mersey River! Aboard a colorful ‘dazzle ferry,’ pass main city attractions and disembark at any of the port stops to check out the sites up close. Upgrade your tour to include entry to Spaceport, an interactive space center, and the U-Boat Story for a look at an authentic WWII German submarine. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!  

What to Expect

Discover Liverpool’s best activities and sites by boat with a single-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass! To start your exciting Mersey River adventure, head to any of the three embarkation points: Pier Head Port, Seacombe Port or Woodside Port. Enjoy the family-friendly attractions and the flexibility of determining you own itinerary and pace. 

Along the 50-minute roundtrip cruise, listen to colorful audio commentary about Liverpool’s riverside history, speckled with stories of smuggling, war and music – all influential players in the city's development. Catch impressive views of Liverpool’s key riverside landmarks and hop off wherever you’d like to explore – another boat will be by to pick you up shortly. 

Enrich the day by combining your river tour with an access pass to Liverpool’s out-of-this-world Spaceport attraction, located near Seacombe Port. Kids and adults alike will love the interactive space exhibits, the planetarium and the cosmic coaster space ride. History buffs may choose the U-Boat Story upgrade for a fascinating tour inside a real WWII German submarine. For the full adventure, choose the all-inclusive pass and see it all!

To end your tour, simple disembark at any of the stops. Easy!

Reviews (159)
1 - 5 of 102 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maybe 50 minutes is a bit too long?

It was a beautiful sunny day - if windy - and perfect for the ferry ride. Great views of the famous Liverpool waterfront and the city skyline. If it was just over and back and a wee cruise about for a picture or two, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GaddisGadabout
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're really pleased you enjoyed your ride on the Ferry and that the weather was nice for you too! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review!

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Loved Taking the Ferry Across the Mersey

This was one of our 'must do' things on the itinerary on our recent trip to Liverpool. We were very fortunate with the weather on the day we sailed - it was sunny with very little wind and the Mersey was very calm. We booked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JuJu61
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit on board the ferry and also at the U-Boat story. Were glad the weather was also nice too. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Ferry cross the Mersey

I had an enjoyable trip on the Mersey ferry. Interesting commentary on local buildings and their history as we sailed round. Each ferry terminal has their own excellent attractions. Bit expensive for a regular commute but worth while to do once in a while or...More

1  Thank 439selinac
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Selina, thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We do offer a commuter service in the morning and evening which is shorter than the River Explorer Cruise. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Lovely way to travel into Liverpool

We had thought of going in to Liverpool by bus or driving through the Mersey Tunnel but it was a lovely, sunny day so we opted to try out the Ferry. We had a very enjoyable trip, both ways. The commentary on board was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pamcam2016
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Pam, thank you for your review. We are glad you opted for the ferry to visit Liverpool and the weather was a bonus. Hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Worth a trip

We did the ferry trip which takes about an hour. We stopped off to see the U Boat which was fascinating. The boat is painted in many colours and there lots of seats inside and outside. The commentary is informative and fun and the trip...More

Thank 37SueF
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Sue, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit on the Ferry and at the U-Boat story. We hope to see you again soon.

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Tanya M
28 October 2018|
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Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
really not a cruise as you are thinking, Basically like a bus that makes 3 stops.
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Tracy P
20 July 2018|
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Response from B T | Reviewed this property |
Ask at the counter when you buy a Ickes as I think you can add it on for a few quid. You can hop on hop off too.
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judith k
12 July 2018|
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Response from Dolly007Gateshead | Reviewed this property |
No I don’t think so , we did the boat trip independently of any bus tour
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