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Take in the sights of Liverpool the relaxing way

River Explorer Cruise
U-boat Story
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 72 hours before visit date
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Duration: 50 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.



  • Drink in the amazing views of Liverpool's UNESCO-listed skyline from the unique vantage point of the city's famous Mersey River
  • Enjoy hot drinks and snacks, or a picnic on-deck while an informative audio guide fills you on the passing views in real-time
  • Hop off and enjoy the awesome attractions at U-boat Story and The Beatles Story - dotted along the route


You don't need a yellow submarine to enjoy a view of Liverpool from the water. Soak in the city's impressive historical architecture and rejuvenated Mersey River waterfront aboard the 50-minute River Explorer Cruise!

The River Explorer Cruise offers unbeatable views of Liverpool's famous skyline, with an informative commentary guide to give you the facts as you go.

You could say the Mersey River is where the tale of Liverpool is told. The waterfront itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring U-boat Story, and The Beatles Story, located on the historical Albert Dock.

With an onboard café serving drinks and refreshments, and picnic areas both inside and out, this cool cruise is the perfect way to unwind in Liverpool.


What's included

Mersey Ferry Cruise
Free entry to the U-boat Story at Woodside

What's not included

Drinks and refreshments at the onboard café
Additional info

Getting there

  • Merseyrail's underground rail service to James Street Station + a 5-minute walk
  • Lime Street Station to Pier Head Ferry Terminal + a 20-minute walk

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket


Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at Mersey Ferries Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal.


Opening hours

River Explorer Cruise
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
U-boat Story
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed

How to get there

Pier Head Ferry Terminal (Mersey Ferries)
Pier Head, George Parade, L3 1DP, Liverpool
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Ratings & reviews

12 Reviews
Nov 26, 2019
It’s really ingenious that they have also guide during the cruise!
Oct 14, 2019
The experience was very good enjoyed it very much
Sep 20, 2019
I liked the cruise, I didn't like seeing only people's bottoms because they were too obsessed to take pictures every single minute. All I could see was phones and bottoms.

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