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Take a trip across the River Mersey
Ferry departing
Take a trip across the River Mersey on the world famous ferry
Captain Jimmy Vass and the rest of the crew invite you to join them on the bridge of the Woodchurch as they sail us across the River Mersey to Wirral and back.
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The ferries share the river with tankers and high speed seacats but the crew love the old Mersey ferries because they are so manouverable.

The black and red boats were immortalised in Gerry Marsden's hit record and while the song might not be played on the radio much these days, it's still bringing tourists flocking to the riverside.

There have been ferries linking the communities of Liverpool and Birkenhead for more than 800 years.

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It's as popular a way as ever to cross the river. The tourist trip normally takes just under an hour but on our virtual tour you can do each leg in only a few minutes. Click on your "ticket to ride" below and off we go.

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Pier Head to Seacombe
Depart 10:00 am.
Cruise downriver to avoid the passing cargo boats before heading straight across the Mersey to Seacombe.
Arrive 10:20 am.

Seacombe to Woodside
Depart 10:20 am.
As we make a large looping approach to the terminal we get a glimpse of the Cammell Laird shipyards.
Arrive 10:30 am.

Woodside to Pier Head
Depart 10:30 am.
The Liverpool skyline looms large as we head towards the Pier Head to take on another set of passengers.
Arrive 10:50 am.


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