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Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

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Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

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icon50 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Join us for a River Explorer Cruise aboard our world-famous Mersey Ferry. For just under an hour, you can sit back, relax and soak in the riverside scenery and landmarks that have put Liverpool on the map. Our expert commentary will make you feel right at home as you discover the things that make our city region so vibrant today. The cruise is a 'must do' as part of any visit to Liverpool.
  • Audio commentary on board the River Mersey cruise
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Roundtrip ferry
Historical commentary in English - Various language sheets are available on request.
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Pier Head , Liverpool L3 1DP, UK
4/1/2022 - 8/31/2022
Monday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
9/1/2022 - 10/31/2022
Monday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
11/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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. 
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Beatles Story
View from the river
Pass By:  
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool
View from the river
Pass By:  
Liverpool Cathedral
View from the river
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Royal Liver Building 360
View from the river
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Museum of Liverpool
View from the river
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Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
View from the river
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Tate Liverpool
View from the river
Pass By:  
Merseyside Maritime Museum
View from the River
Pass By:  
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
View from the River
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Coffee shop & restrooms can be found on-board the ferry
  • Voucher is valid for anytime on day of travel - The Cruise departs on the hour every hour from Liverpool. Just arrive at least 25 minutes beforehand to redeem your voucher as the ferry leaves on the hour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mersey Ferries
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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  • "It would be great if there was a longer tour that allowed you to stop off at multiple places for a while…like a full River Mersey Cruise." See review
  • "The cruise was popular as there were a lot of people, but the boat was not too crowded." See review

Reviews

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573 Reviews

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star-1
False advertising
Karen_B
, Jun 2022
Not the boat in the picture just an ordinary boat no atmosphere and you couldn’t hear the comentery and it was all out of sync
star-4
Chill back and enjoy
Steve_N
, Jun 2022
The sun was out and reflecting on the colourful boat and the Mersey. Great historical information and cheerful and helpful staff.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Steve, thank you for your lovely review. So glad the sun came out! Liverpool and the River Mersey sparkles when the sun has got it's hat on. Hope to see you again soon.
star-5
Boat trip
Fiona_T
, Jun 2022
Boat trip was great very nice day and very busy very calm day also very cheap trip and tannoy told us about places on trip
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Fiona, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! So glad you had a nice time and the weather was kind. Come back soon.
star-4
Cruise on the Mersey
Steven_K
, Jun 2022
Explanation and history of the docks and associated buildings. Information of forthcoming Cruise liners destined for Liverpool in the future sounds exciting.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Steven, so glad you found the commentary interesting you must come back again when a cruise liner is in Liverpool, as viewing them from the Mersey Ferries is a lovely trip!
star-4
Great river trip
Gillian_M
, Jun 2022
Colourful boat, easy boarding and lots of seating with a view. Great views of the city from the river, informative commentary of places of interest along the tour. We enjoyed the trip and would recommend to our friends.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Gillian, thank you so much for your lovely review so glad you enjoyed it! hope to see you again soon
star-5
Brilliant cruise
Richard_C
, Jun 2022
The cruise was brilliant very usefull information we love it even the tea and chocolate was nice well worth the money
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Richard, thank you for your 5 star review. So glad you loved it, come back soon!
star-4
Lovely experience
Liz_B
, Jun 2022
Lively trip along the Mersey with very informative commentary. Shame we can't control the weather 😕
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for taking time to review. So glad you enjoyed the cruise - sorry about the weather - come and see us again when the sun is out...
star-5
Liverpool river cruise
Sharon_M
, Jun 2022
The whole family enjoyed the river cruise experience, great opportunity to take pictures! Well organised and there was even a cafe where you could grab a coffee on board.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sharon thank you for your 5 stars, so glad the whole family enjoyed their time on the river come back again soon to make more memories.
star-4
The View from Waterside makes always a difference
KarlHans_Z
, Jun 2022
We used this boattrip as an occasion see Liverpool for once out of traffic jam and overcrowded streets and the leaflet didn't promis too much; the view was as ideal as clear to understand the comments of the loudspeaker as the public on board.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you taking time to share your experience and for your 4 stars.
star-3
A disappointing trip
Steven_J
, Jun 2022
Wet, cold and miserable, not as interesting as advertised. Basically the normal ferry plus an extra few minutes.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
So sorry the weather wasn't kind to you on the day you visited. The sunshine always makes a daytrip out more enjoyable.
star-4
Nice trip!
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Nice trip on a nice day-glad I went. Would have liked more music! Loved Gerry and the Pacemakers . Maybe some Beatles?
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review so glad you enjoyed your trip. Unfortunately due to licence we are unable to use Beatle tunes.
star-1
Wrong advertising
Amanda_T
, Jun 2022
The ferry was just a normal ferry and nothing as advertised in the photo. So basically a normal ferry .
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for taking time to review. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the 50 minute River Cruise with commentary on the History of the river and views from both sides of the river. We offer a varied range of cruses from our 3 hour Bay Cruise, 6 hour Manchester Ship Canal Cruise, evening cruises and our daily commuter.
star-5
A great insight into history of area
Lynne_R
, Jun 2022
As a tourist in Liverpool this trip is a must. Hugely enjoyable. Detailed descriptions of buildings and life through the ages.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Lynne thank you so very much for your 5 star review it's much appreciated! Come and visit us again.....
star-1
I could have got tickets...
Malcolm_E
, Jun 2022
I could have got tickets cheaper at the ferry office we missed a ferry trying to down load you tickets no happy
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for this feedback about Viator Malcolm, we are sorry to hear you experienced difficulties with their service.
star-4
Lovely experience!
Helen_L
, Jun 2022
A lovely addition to our Liverpool experience! Luckily we had a nice day for it - managed to get good seats and enjoyed the journey in comfort with excellent views. A little bit of confusion with the tickets though - we queued up for the boat assuming our online tickets would be scanned on the way on (as has been our experience on ferry rides with other providers), only to be told we had to go and queue again at the ticket office to get the tickets redeemed. Due to the long queues, we missed that boat and had to wait an hour for the next one. It would be much easier to have a system whereby the online tickets are scanned when boarding. The current system makes booking on-line completely pointless.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback Helen, we are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip on the Ferry. We are currently investing in new ticket technology so that in future you will be able to scan when boarding.
star-4
Mersey Cruise..we canceled.
Charles_C
, May 2022
Unfortunately it rained for two days and we decided not to go. Sorry we missed it maybe next time. It's been pretty cold in Liverpool we didn't feel like 50 mins. In rhe wind and rain on a boat.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for the feedback Charles, sorry about the weather but hopefully we will see you next time.
star-1
Poor communication
Simon_G
, May 2022
The boat did not sail. It had mechanical issues. We arrived to be told the boat would not sail We rang later and we told the boat was still not running
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are very sorry, our vessels are heritage boats and unfortunately the boat had technical difficulties that day. Full refunds are issued in these circumstances.
star-5
Great wee Trip
Karen_T
, May 2022
Great wee trip on the ferry cross the mersey , highly recommend it, great value for money and found out some interesting facts
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the great review Karen, we are really pleased to hear you enjoyed it.
star-5
Excellent
Denise_B
, May 2022
Loved it thank you very much to all 😊 easy to book, we had a very good time . Staff were friendly and helpful. Well done. We had a memorable time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the great review Denise, we are so pleased you enjoyed your trip on the Mersey Ferry. Thank you for coming.
star-5
Very interesting enjoyable and very good your guide definitely recommend it
Evelyn_F
, May 2022
All of it was interesting enjoyable and interesting nice people in Liverpool will recommend it good👍
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the 5 stars Evelyn, we are pleased you enjoyed the cruise.

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