St Mawes
Ferry

One of Cornwall’s iconic boat trips, the St Mawes Ferry makes the crossing from Falmouth to St Mawes 364 days a year.

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No 1115, 1145 or 1215 from Falmouth, no 1145, 1215 or 1245 from St Mawes owing to low spring tides. All other services running to timetable.

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The St Mawes Ferry is running 7 days a week to Spring Timetable, see live ferry status below for daily service information.

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St Mawes Ferry - A boat trip linking Falmouth & St Mawes

One of Cornwall’s iconic boat trips, the St Mawes Ferry makes the crossing from Falmouth harbour to St Mawes 364 days a year.


The 20 minute journey takes in the world-class scenery of the Carrick Roads which includes two historic castles and a wealth of marine life in Falmouth Bay.

Route :: Falmouth - St Mawes
Runs :: 7 Days a week all year round
Phone :: 01326 741 194
Journey Time :: 20 minutes

You can buy tickets in advance online and save 10% on what you would pay on the day.

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The ferry takes 162,000 passenger on 2.8 mile journey every year, saving them what would be a 29 mile journey.


Three boats make up the fleet of ferries that sail from Falmouth to St Mawes; Duchess of Cornwall, May Queen and Queen of Falmouth.

Since launching in 2008, Duchess has travelled enough miles between Falmouth and St Mawes to have completed six trips around the world.

Four legged friends welcome on leads. The St Mawes Ferry is one of the best boat trips in Cornwall. Don't just take our word for it - see our TripAdvisor page.

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About :: 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 Cornwall.

The Route :: 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 some of the dolphins and basking sharks that regularly visit the harbour.

The Ferries :: The classic wooden ferries depart every hour during the winter and up to four times an hour during the summer. Capacity is never a problem as each ferry can carry up to 100 passengers and covered seating is provided in case we get some of that ‘Cornish Liquid Sunshine'. The cruise across Falmouth Bay to St Mawes is simply magical on our classic wooden ferries.

Charter :: All of our ferries are available for special occasions around the Fal River. Find out more about a bespoke cruise for your event.

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St Mawes Ferry Timetable Changes

St Mawes Ferry Timetable Changes

From 3 November 2014

The St Mawes Ferry will change to winter timetable on Monday 3rd November 2014. See the changes...

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See the Tall Ships Fireworks from the water

See the Tall Ships Fireworks from the water

30 August 2014

There will be a grand fireworks display over the Carrick Roads to celebrate the Tall Ships in Falmouth.

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See the Tall Ships Up Close

See the Tall Ships Up Close

28 — 30 August 2014

Unique access to the docks where the ships are berthed. Boat trips from Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth. The only ferry to land at the docks where you can explore the ships!

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