Explore the
River

Enjoy Cornwall's most beautiful boat trips & sail along the banks of the Fal River between Truro & Falmouth.

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Explore the River

Enjoy Cornwall's most beautiful boat trips & sail along the banks of the Fal River between Truro & Falmouth.


Enterprise Boats run from Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes linking this stunning stretch of water including the beautiful Trelissick Gardens and Malpas.

With your Fal Mussel Card, you can enjoy unlimited hop-on hop-off hassle free travel along the river and have a great value day out.

Leave your car behind in either Truro, Falmouth or St Mawes and explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. See below for further details on all the ports of call for the Enterprise Boats service.

Truro

Please be aware the tidal state affects sailings to and from Truro. Please contact us for specific details of the services running on the day you want to travel.

We sail from Truro Town Quay when the tide is high. Town Quay located along Morlaix Avenue adjacent to Tesco’s supermarket.

If you're walking, you'll find us 5 minutes away from the Piazza and M&S. Head through the under pass and turn left towards the river and Town Quay.Visit Truro

To park in Truro for a trip with Enterprise Boats we recommend using one of the various locations signposted on your approach to the city centre.

The nearest to us would be the car park that is adjacent to the Tesco car park with its entrance being the first turning left after leaving the roundabout next to Currys and before you reach the entrance to the supermarket car park.

From here a short walk along the same side of the road towards the river will bring you to Town Quay and Enterprise Boats Booking Office. The postcode is TR1 2HJ if you’re using your satnav. Alternatively the Truro Park & Ride is TR4 9AN.

In Truro, you'll find the magnificent cathedral, an eclectic shopping experience and vibrant cafe culture.

There's something for all the family in Truro - great open spaces, the Royal Cornwall Museum and one of the country's leading theatres. You can even take a brewery tour and sample some legendary Cornish ales.

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Malpas

At low tide the Enterprise Bus will ferry you between Truro and Malpas.

Maplas is a quaint village and home to the Heron inn where you can find refreshments for your day out on the river.

The village is nestled in the heart of the Fal River and is the start point for many great walks which all take you deep into this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Trelissick Garden

A tranquil and varied National Trust garden on the Fal River with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants - there are daily sailings to Trelissick from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes.

The Fal River is a beautiful setting for Trelissick with many visitors arriving by boat at Trelissick Pontoon each summer.

Starting in a complex of former farm buildings and garden walls, explore this elevated garden with its views of deep wooded valleys and flashes of blue water.Boat trips Cornwall

Trelissick sits on its own peninsula in an unspoiled stretch of the Fal River. Picturesque planting is heightened by the folding contours and the informal wooded setting.

There are places in both the sun and the shade to discover a wide range of plants growing and also to sit down and recharge the batteries.

There are four summerhouses dotted around the garden, perfect places for picnics, the magical Crptomeria tree and gorgeous riverside woodland walks to enjoy.

You'll find unique gifts and souvenirs in the art and craft galleries as well as home-cooked snacks and lunches in the bright, airy cafe. On Sunday, you can even enjoy a locally sourced roast dinner in Trelissick's atmospheric barn.

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St Mawes

The idyllic old world fishing harbour of St Mawes with its mild climate, fascinating history and stunning location is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets.

Sitting in the shelter of St Mawes Castle, the small harbour side village enjoys a wide selection of waterfront cafes, bars, restaurants, ice cream shops and galleries; it’s an absolute must for anyone visiting Cornwall.St Mawes

There are daily sailings from St Mawes to Trelissick where you can change and continue onward to Truro. If travelling onward to St Mawes from Truro you will also need to change boats at Trelissick.

Don't forget, with your Fal Mussel Card you also travel on the St Mawes and Place Ferries.

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Falmouth

Eneterprise Boats sail daily from Falmouth linking you to all the best places on the river and to Cornwall's capital, Truo.

Falmouth harbour is the third largest natural harbour in the world and the town, its port and docks are a hive of activity all year round.

Immersed in maritime history and sculpted by the sea, Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s towns and a great place to spend time.Falmouth

It plays host to a wide range of cafes, shops, galleries and bars as well as being home to two of Cornwall’s top attractions; the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle.

You’re never far away from a celebration in Falmouth and all year round there are a series of thrilling festival which celebrate Cornish life.

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