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  • Address: Pier Head, Liverpool L3, England
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Adults: from £1.55
Please note: The Mersey Ferries are currently closed. They are scheduled to begin running again at the end of November 2016.

Taking a ferry across the Mersey has been a Liverpool tradition since Gerry and the Pacemakers sang the smash hit ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ in 1964. In fact, boats have been crossing the river at this point for more than 800 years.

Departing from the Pier Head, next to the famous Liver Building on the riverfront, the company’s ferries sail across the water to Birkenhead and Seacombe on the Wirral Peninsula. The fleet’s three boats are called Snowdrop, Royal Daffodil and Royal Iris of the Mersey.

Mersey Ferry services include cross-river commuter transport, 50-minute river explorer cruises, and trips along the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays in Manchester. There are also special cruises throughout the year, including bird-watching sailings.

Along with Gerry and the Pacemakers, many other artists have recorded ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’, one of Liverpool’s most popular anthems, including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Burton Cummings, Pat Metheny and Sir Paul McCartney, as part of a fundraising release in 1989.

Practical Info

Mersey Ferries depart regularly from the Pier Head Ferry Terminal, on the Mersey River waterfront.

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Liverpool Summer Evening Cruise on the Mersey River, Liverpool, null
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Liverpool Summer Evening Cruise on the Mersey River

Come and enjoy an evening out with a difference on board the iconic Mersey Ferry. These popular two hour evening cruises features live background music, a ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.72
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool, Liverpool, Night Cruises
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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $11.43
Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket, ... 
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Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket

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See the best of Liverpool's unique views and explore its fascinating history with this combo ticket. This combination of fantastic 50-minute River Explorer ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.68
Liverpool Combination Ticket: River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour, ... 
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Liverpool Combination Ticket: River Cruise, Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour

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With so much to see and do in Liverpool it can be hard to make the most of the city’s unique views and fascinating history, so if you’re in the mood to ...  Read more

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $26.67

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