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St Mawes Ferry

Age group: 6+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall


Contact: nr St Mawes,

TEL: 01326 741 194


The St Mawes Ferry connects the old world fishing harbour of St Mawes with the bustling port of Falmouth.


The ferry provides an all year round service to 139,000 visitors a year and is an absolute must for anyone visiting this part of Cornwall.


Passing the impressive castles of St Mawes & Pendennis, the ferry route takes you on a magical journey across the Carrick Roads. As well as the castles you will see many large ships, the working docks of Falmouth, Black Rock (a local isolated shipping hazard) and if you're lucky you may even see some of the dolphins and basking sharks that regularly visit the harbour.


The classic wooden ferries depart every hour during the winter and up to four times an hour during the summer, and it runs 364 days a year. Each ferry can carry up to 100 passengers and covered seating is provided in case we get some of that ‘Cornish Liquid Sunshine'.


The St Mawes Ferry runs from the harbour in St Mawes and lands at either the Prince of Wales Pier, or Falmouth Custom House Quay in Falmouth. The 3 mile journey to takes approximately 20 minutes.


Click here for the St Mawes Ferry timetable


Notes: Bikes: Free. Please remove panniers before boarding. Dogs: friendly dogs allowed! Pushchairs: allowed but please remove children before boarding. Access: access in both St Mawes & Falmouth is down steps to the ferry, at low tide this can be up to 20 steps my birds, so please take caution when boarding as they may be slippery. Groups: Groups of 10 passengers plus get a 10% discount (call 01326 741194 for more details).

St Mawes 0.5 miles, Portscatho 5 miles, King Harry Ferry 5 miles