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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

  • 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
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
From US$13.45
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Standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

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 (151)
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
A great experience

Booked on line for this, easy peasy. You can travel when you want, you need to keep to the day but can travel at any time. We stopped off at Woodside to see the U boat exhibition which is included with your ticket and very...More

Thank jackie c
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jackie, thank you for your review. Were sorry about the weather on the day, and what happened. Apart from the weather we are glad you enjoyed your day. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Waste of money

Biggest waste of money on our 4 day trip to Liverpool.Having taken the bus trip round the city( which was excellent) we expected something along the same lines on the ferry.The commentary was a recording which switched from a man to a woman's voice.Couldnt make...More

Thank Ang E
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ang, I'm sorry you had difficulty hearing the commentary on your recent trip. We will ask our operational team to check volume levels across the ferry following your feedback. We do not advertise live commentary on the River Explorer Cruise, it is a recorded...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Exploring liverpool

Booked ferry trip from hotel room very easy to book. Had ticket sent to mobile. Went to the ferry was a fabulous trip. Staff very very informative. So many great sites to see. Really enjoyed trip. Would go on this again. We will be returning...More

Thank 325kitten99
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you for the great review! We're really glad you enjoyed your trip on teh ferry and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iconic Views

So pleased to go to the Wirral to see the giants, so it meant a trip across the Mersey. In the morning it was a quick commuter trip but the afternoon return included the tour with information on the buildings we were marvelling over. Wear...More

Thank 23Bel
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for the review! We're really pleased you enjoyed the cruise and got to take in teh views! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip full of nostalgia, informative, clear commentary, worth trying!!

Having always wanted a trip on the Mersey River because we saw it in a lot of Beatles clips, Gerry & The Pacemakers iconic song, Tarby & of course Cilla, We chose the equally iconic "Ferry Across the Mersey" and visited on 2/10/18 on Snowdrop!...More

2  Thank GspotJulian
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the day. Hopefully see you again soon.

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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.
judith k
12 July 2018|
Response from Dolly007Gateshead | Reviewed this property |
No I don’t think so , we did the boat trip independently of any bus tour
Danusia S
19 June 2018|
Response from Howard-Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
It is included free of charge in your cruise ticket