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  • Location:Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Best Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

Hop aboard the world-famous Mersey River Explorer Cruise and see Liverpool's history-rich sights by water! Choose from a standard hop-on hop-off River Mersey cruise or a combination ticket that includes entrance to other Liverpool attractions.

The great-value upgrade options include entrance to Liverpool's interactive Spaceport attraction - or the U-Boat Story, which is home to a real WWII German submarine. For an action-packed day with the whole family, these upgrade options are ideal!


  • 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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Best Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions, the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes, with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want, and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.

While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife, you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling, music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.

Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. This family-friendly exhibition covers the subject of space travel with various themed galleries, interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a "Wallace and Gromit in Space" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films.

Alternatively, you can choose to include entrance to the U-Boat story attraction at Birkenhead Woodside. Featuring a German submarine from WWII, the U-Boat Story offers an insight into life as a submariner during the wartime years.

Purchase entrance to either attraction with your Mersey River Explorer Cruise tickets, or upgrade to the All-Inclusive option, which includes both attractions, for an adventurous day out that the whole family will enjoy!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

fantastic morning ferry across the mersey cruise, my friend and i just did the stay on trip but you can get off and explore...would recommend to all traveling to liverpool,,great time had

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour to see and hear historical facts about the city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable

Helen H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Really enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very well done! Enjoyed it immensely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Loved the experience of The Mersey river ferry also went to the U Boat museum which is a boys thing really and I thought it was excellent very informative and somewhere I would recommend to my friends. Love Liverpool as one of the best cities to visit in the UK.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A must for anyone visiting Liverpool for the 1st time. Good value for money. Great way to spend an hour or so. Great information provided on the boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Nice way to see the area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Nice. Bargain. Quick to book and smooth deal. Highly recommend

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