River Explorer Cruise Liverpool

Activity code: RECL

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  • 50-minute River Cruise on the famous River Mersey
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool and it's Waterfront
  • Onboard commentary telling you the story of Liverpool and it’s waterfront heritage
  • Audio guide available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin & Spanish 


Hop aboard the famous Mersey Ferry for a 50-minute River Explorer Cruise — a must-do for all visitors to the vibrant city of Liverpool.

Enjoy spectacular views of Liverpool’s skyline and its famous sites including the world-famous Waterfront, Royal Albert Dock and Museum of Liverpool.

As you cruise along the River Mersey, you’ll learn about the history of the city whilst listening to the onboard commentary. Discover the important facts about the buildings, notable inhabitants of Liverpool and the city's rich musical heritage, including The Beatles playing on the Mersey Ferry. You’ll also find out what role the ferries played in World War I.

There are cruise factsheets available in various other languages. So, sit back and relax as you take to the river. No doubt the famous song from 1965 by Jerry and the Pacemakers will be in the back of your mind.

See the route map here.
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • 50 minute River Cruise
  • Fact sheets available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Refreshments

Day of Operations: Daily

1 April to 31 August 2022: Monday to Friday 11:00am to 4:00pm and Weekends & Bank Holidays 11:00am to 6:00pm

Pier Head: 10:00am until 4:00pm (last full loop), hourly departures

Departure Point: Liverpool Pier Head L3 1DP

Venue Location: Pier Head, Georges Parade, Liverpool L3 1DP

Tours will not operate on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January.