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Ferries and Boat Rides Cornwall

Take a boat trip in Cornwall

Hopping on a boat in Cornwall can add a bit of excitement to your day and is something different to do, even if it is only a shot boat ride. There are lots of Cornwall ferry boat journeys which you can incorporate into your day out in Cornwall for a bit of fun with or without your car.

If you are taking trips on the River Fal check out the Fal Mussel visitor or locals cards. They work on different journeys and could offer good value if you intend to take a few boat rides.

St Ives Boats

Enjoy the beautiful St Ives Bay by boat


Trips around St Ives Bay including Seal Island or Godrevy lighthouse

St Ives boats provide organised trips around the beautiful St Ives Bay as well as fishing trips and offer private charter hire. St Ives Bay is known for its outstanding beauty and what better way to see it than by sea. Read more about St Ives boat trips

Tel: 0777 300 8000

King Harry Ferry

Chain pulled car ferry boat from Feock to Philleigh


Let the chains take the strain!

A 10 minute crossing of the Fal River every 20 minutes from Feock to Philleigh. This is a small car ferry pulled by chains. Runs 7 Days a week all year round, but please check their website or telephone to confirm. This ferry connects St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula with Feock, Truro and Falmouth by avoiding the alternative 27 mile route through Truro & Tresillian. Can add something different to your day out and saves a long drive.

For information and bookings Tel: 01872 862312

More about King Harry Ferry


St Mawes Ferry

Boat trip from Falmouth Harbour to St Mawes


Beautiful Boat trip

The St Mawes Ferry makes the crossing from Falmouth to St Mawes 364 days a year with a sailing time of 20 minutes. Please check their website or telephone to confirm. You get to enjoy beautiful scenery along the way including two castles and enjoy the marine life of Falmouth Bay.

Information and booking: 01326 741 194

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Passenger boat from Falmouth to Flushing


From village to port

The flushing ferry is a passenger ferry running between Falmouth and Flushing. Flushing is a pretty village which is nice to explore, has some nice walks and has pubs and a restaurant so could make a nice trip from Falmouth.

More about Flushing Ferry



Boat running from St Mawes to St Anthony's Head / Place Creek


Linking the coast path on the Roseland Peninsula

The Place Ferry runs form St. Mawes to St. Anthony's Head 7 Days a week from March 29 to November 4. Please check their website to confirm details. The ferry makes the 10 minute journey across St Mawes harbour to Place Creek linking the coast path and saving a lot of walking.

More about Place Ferry


Polruan to Fowey Passenger Ferry

Boat service between Polruan and Fowey


Across the estuary

Passenger ferry operating a continuous daily service (except Christmas Day) between Polruan and Fowey. Giving the chance to explore further and linking the coast path. Fowey is a lively harbour town with eateries, small shops and galleries. Polruan a smaller pretty village. The boat leave every 10 - 15 minutes in the hours of service.

Dogs, bicycles and pushchairs are all welcome but please be aware that the ferry is reached by steps at all landings. The ferry is subject to weather conditions and may be unable operate during periods of rough weather. Please check the website or telephone for more information.

Contact : C. Toms and Son Ltd.
East Street, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1PB.
Telephone: 01726 870232   


Bodinnick to Fowey Car Ferry

Car ferry operating between Bodinnik and Fowey


Take a boat ride with the car

The Bodinnick to Fowey car ferry provides easy access between mid and east Cornwall. It is ideal for day trips between Looe or Polperro in East Cornwall and Fowey and further down to west Cornwall. For walkers it provides access in particular to the Hall Walk starting or ending in Bodinnick.

The car ferry operates all year with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. However a passenger service is available on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The ferry can carry upto 15 cars at a time and provides a continuous service leaving every 10 - 15 minutes during hours of operation. The ferry can also accommodate foot passengers, cycles, motor homes, mini buses and small lorries to a maximum of 10 tons.

The ferry is subject to weather conditions and may be unable operate during periods of high winds and / or rough conditions. See the website for more information.

C. Toms and Son Ltd.
East Street, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1PB.
Telephone: 01726 870232    Fax: 01726 870318


Helford Ferry



A boat trip on the Helford River

The ferry runs between Helford Passage and Helford Village on the Lizard Peninsula. (The Budock Vean Hotel, Helford and Porth Navas sailing clubs can also be a ferry pick up/drop off point when the tide allows. Please contact the kiosk to check on 01326 250770 or speak to the ferryman.)

The ferry operates from Good Friday or 1st April to October 31st although may not be able to operate in bad weather. Please see the website for more information and running times.

Helford River Boats
The Kiosk, Helford Passage Beach, Falmouth TR11 5LB Cornwall.
Tel: 01326 250770


Falmouth Park & Float/Ride

Easy parking for Falmouth and a boat ride


Wash away the stress of parking with the Falmouth Park & Float...

Large car park on the outskirts of Falmouth with regular sailings on classic ferries into the town. The route operates from  Ponsharden to Falmouth and sailing time is 10 minutes. Commentary is given along the way. Sail into the busy harbour town of Falmouth which has varied shops, eateries, harbour to explore and beach. See the website for more details.

Info & Bookings : 01872 861910 (Winter) 01326 319417 (Summer)



Sail from Penzance to Scilly


Enjoy a boat ride across the sea to the Isles of Scilly

The Scillonian is a passenger ferry which sails between Penzance Harbour and St Mary’s, running for 8 months of the year.

The journey gives you a unique view of the Cornish coastline as you sail past Newlyn, Mousehole, the Minack Theatre and Wolf Rock Lighthouse. For more information see the website.


East to West Looe passenger ferry

Take trip from East to West Looe

Take a short boat ride from East to West Looe

A small passenger ferry runs from West Looe across the waters to East Looe. Looe is a good place to visit and explore with shops, beach, eateries. Read more about Looe.