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MERSEY FERRIES ANNOUNCE THEIR 2023 CRUISE PROGRAMME Mersey Ferries cruises are a popular choice for groups visiting Liverpool

All aboard and set sail on the River Mersey as Mersey Ferries launches its full programme for the year ahead.

For group travel, corporate team building or client entertainment, Mersey Ferries offers a varied range of cruises for groups of all sizes.

Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

Manchester Ship Canal cruises offer a six-hour round-trip along the historic waterway. Cruises depart from either Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral or Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head).

Marvel at the stunning industrial architecture along the route, including numerous bridges. A Blue Badge Guide will give an interesting and informative commentary along the way, pointing out landmarks, wildlife and telling the tale of the canal’s fascinating construction, before returning to your departure point whilst enjoying live music.

These cruises operate on selected dates from June to September and the group rate for 20+ passengers is £42pp

Liverpool Bay Cruises 

These unique three-hour sightseeing cruises head out into Liverpool Bay for an incredible trip offering magnificent views of the River Mersey, coastline and Liverpool Bay.

See the impressive windfarms at Burbo Bank and if you’re lucky, several species of seabirds and the occasional porpoise. With entertaining live music from local artists and as much sea air as you can handle. It’s a perfect trip for a morning or afternoon activity.

These cruises operate on selected dates June to August and the group rate for 20+ passengers is £22.00pp

River Explorer Cruises 

Mersey Ferries 50-minute River Explorer Cruises are the perfect way for visitors to the city region to view the famous skyline and landmarks from the deck of the world-famous Mersey Ferry.

Sit back, relax and listen to the fascinating recorded commentary telling of Liverpool and Wirral’s rich maritime history. Take in the stunning views of the spectacular waterfront and discover things you never knew about this amazing city. Cruises depart from either Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral or Liverpool Gerry Marsden Ferry Terminal (Pier Head).

There is FREE admission for a group organiser or leader on River Explorer Cruises along with FREE Wirral coach parking. Coaches can drop off and collect from Seacombe Ferry Terminal, with FREE coach parking available at Woodside, Birkenhead.

River Explorer Cruises operate hourly between 10.00hrs -16.00hrs with additional afternoon sailings at weekends from April to September. The group rate for 20+ passengers is £9.50pp with a free driver or guide.

River Cruise & The Beatles Story

Why not experience a 50-minute River Explorer sightseeing cruise and visit The Beatles Story in the Royal Albert Dock to learn more about the life and music of the Fab Four?  The award-winning attraction is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, culture and music of the world’s greatest band. To arrange a group visit to The Beatles Story please visit

Seacombe Ferry Terminal Reopens  

Services have recently returned to Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral following a major upgrade of the terminal. As part of this multi-million-pound investment, both the 130-year-old linkspan bridges were replaced, signifying a major piece of engineering work. To make the ferries easily accessible there has also been a complete refurbishment of the Landing Stage with powered gangways, helping people get on and off the ferry easily and a new contemporary ticket office area – integrating fully with the new Eureka! Science + Discovery attraction.

Improvement works are part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s plans to make sure the iconic ferries can sail along the River Mersey for generations to come, helping passengers to cross the river quickly while taking in the best views of Liverpool and Wirral’s waterfronts.

The ferry terminals and vessels are accessible and once on board, have indoor and outdoor seating, accessible bathrooms and a servery selling refreshments.

Mersey Ferries have also been shortlisted in the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards for ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’.

For more information visit, for bookings, please call 0151 330 1420 or email

For further details on all Mersey Ferries products visit


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