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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
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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!

Write a ReviewReviews (127)

1 - 5 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent service

Well worth crossing the Mersey on this explorer cruise. Lots to see from the ferry with a good commentary. The visit to the U-boat was brilliant.

Thank Dorothy1315
Reviewed 6 days ago
Husband 60th birthday

We enjoyed this trip boat was very full played ferry across the Mersey which was appropriate the views from both side were stunning

Thank charcady
Reviewed 1 week ago
Two famous ships

Very hot day when we went so the cruise was a good way to cool down. Having got aboard one famous boat and set sail, we soon discovered another famous boat moored up near by but somewhat bigger than ours The Queen Elizabeth. It's one...More

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

Hi Graham, thank you so much for the great review! We're really pleased you enjoyed the cruise and also got to see the QE as well! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago
A must do for any visit to Liverpool

A super trip, excellent commentary and amazing views. If you're in Liverpool make sure you take this trip!

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

Hi Kim, thanks for teh review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed it and we hope we'll see you again soon for another ferry 'cross the Mersey!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Glad I did it.

I didn’t think it would be any good, just another ferry ride I suppose. We really enjoyed it, It’s a great way to see the the who Liverpool skyline. And drops you off at a great location. Must do if your here

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

Hi Jason, thanks for the great review. We're really glad we changed your mind about the ferry. It's a fantastic way to get some photos of our amazing city. We'll pass your feedback on to our team. Hope to see you again soon!

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Tracy P
July 20, 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
July 12, 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
June 18, 2018|
Response from Howard-Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
It is included free of charge in your cruise ticket
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