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Liverpool-50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

From $14.10
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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
  • Visit the three main Liverpool ports - Pier Head, Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside
  • Save money by upgrading your ticket to include visits to the Spaceport or U-Boat Story
  • Purchase an all-inclusive ticket, to see the best of Liverpool in one day
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Standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
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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!
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All reviews u boat pier head informative commentary ferry ride hour trip lovely trip enjoyable trip across the river mersey river explorer ticket mode of transport main terminal lovely sunny day snacks and drinks second stop an ice cream enjoyable afternoon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just got back home from a 4 day stay in Liverpool, the weather was not good but it did not stop us being tourists.the thing I was most looking forward to was trip on the Mersey with Gerry and the pacemakers song. All we got...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun hour on the water looking at the scenery on the Mersey river during our River Explorer cruise. Lots of seating on 2 levels, small cafe on both levels. Nice to see the Liverpool skyline from the water.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank LetsGetGone
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you for your view. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked in advance and although the weather had changed, we didn’t care! Luckily no rain but boy was the wind a-blowin! The water was kind to us - not a choppy ride thank goodness. Lovely seeing the sights from the boat and the...More

Thank rosiecg94
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rosie, thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit and we cant wait to welcome you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As previous reviews have mentioned the recorded commentary ( including safet messages) was very difficult to hear over the noise of the engines. We moved to be right underneath a speaker and I managed to hear more but even so I found it hard to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Moodyhen
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your response. I’m sorry you had difficulty hearing the commentary, we will check volume levels on the vessel. A useful guide to the various building and points of interest that you see on the cruise is our River Explorer Cruise leaflet,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only took the River Mersey tour. As a ferry it is good as a cruise it is not. I should have thought before I took it as to what I could see from the river. I could get a better view of the Liver...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Alasdair K
MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at Mersey Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, I’m sorry the cruise did not meet your expectations. The cruise does provide visitors with an opportunity to see the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront from the ferry including the famous Liver Building. I’m sorry you had difficulty hearing the commentary, we...More

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April 30, 2019|
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Response from MTAttractions | Property representative |
There is a cafe bar on board where you can purchase snacks and beverages. Otherwise hop off at the Food Village at Woodside, Birkenhead.
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Joe90a | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is yes, its fine.
Tanya M
October 27, 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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