St Mawes
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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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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

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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 Christmas Schedule

St Mawes Ferry Christmas Schedule

From 14 December 2015

Sailing information for the Christmas and New Year period on the St Mawes Ferry.

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14 Dec
Falmouth Festive Town Shuttle Ferry

Falmouth Festive Town Shuttle Ferry

From 1 December 2015

Dedicated Falmouth town shuttle ferry service for late night Christmas shopping in Falmouth. 3rd & 10th December 2015.

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01 Dec
Late Night Shopping in Falmouth on the St Mawes Ferry

Late Night Shopping in Falmouth on the St Mawes Ferry

From 1 December 2015

Late sailings on the St Mawes Ferry on Thursday 3rd and 10th December for late night Christmas shopping in Falmouth.

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01 Dec
Travel Info for Red Arrows

Travel Info for Red Arrows

From 10 August 2015

Travel Information for the Red Arrows display over Falmouth Harbour on Wednesday 12th August.

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10 Aug
Late ferries for Jazz on the Quay in St Mawes

Late ferries for Jazz on the Quay in St Mawes

From 27 May 2015

The St Mawes Ferry will be running late ferries for Jazz on the Quay as part of the Fal River Festival on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

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27 May
St Mawes Ferry Timetable Changes

St Mawes Ferry Timetable Changes

From 25 May 2015

Timetable changes information on the St Mawes Ferry from Monday 25th May 2015 until 14 June 2015.

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25 May
Save St Mawes Pharmacy

Save St Mawes Pharmacy

From 21 January 2015

There has been a threat to the funding the St Mawes Pharmacy currently receives on the Roseland. Read on...

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21 Jan
St Mawes Ferry Christmas Schedule

St Mawes Ferry Christmas Schedule

From 22 December 2014

Sailing times and information for the St Mawes Ferry over the Christmas and New Year period.

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22 Dec
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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03 Nov
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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30 Aug
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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28 Aug +2 Days
Falmouth Tall Ships: St Mawes Ferry Schedule

Falmouth Tall Ships: St Mawes Ferry Schedule

From 11 August 2014

St Mawes Ferry timetable information for the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

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11 Aug
Late Ferries to St Mawes for Regatta Day - Friday 15th August

Late Ferries to St Mawes for Regatta Day - Friday 15th August

From 9 August 2014

As part of the annual St Mawes Sailing Club Regatta the St Mawes Ferry will be running late.

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09 Aug
Late Ferries to Falmouth for the RAF Red Arrows on Wednesday 13th August

Late Ferries to Falmouth for the RAF Red Arrows on Wednesday 13th August

From 9 August 2014

The St Mawes Ferry will be doing additional trips between St Mawes and Falmouth in the evening for the RAF Red Arrows Display!

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09 Aug
Late Sailings on the St Mawes Ferry & King Harry Ferry

Late Sailings on the St Mawes Ferry & King Harry Ferry

From 26 November 2013

There are FREE sailings on the St Mawes Ferry for late night shopping in Falmouth and late sailings on the King Harry Ferry for shopping in Truro (normal fares apply).

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26 Nov
SAVE 20% on The St Mawes Ferry this weekend and get 10% off at The Watch House

SAVE 20% on The St Mawes Ferry this weekend and get 10% off at The Watch House

22 — 24 November 2013

SAVE 20% on all return sailings of the St Mawes Ferry when buying your ticket online this weekend.

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22 Nov +2 Days
Additional Sailings on the St Mawes Ferry

Additional Sailings on the St Mawes Ferry

From 14 August 2013

The St Mawes Ferry will be making additional sailings this evening for the Red Arrows display part of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week.

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14 Aug
Cream Teas on the Duchess of Cornwall

Cream Teas on the Duchess of Cornwall

From 7 August 2013

For one day only, the Cornwall Blind Association will be selling cream teas on the St Mawes Ferry to raise vital funds.

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07 Aug
Timetable changes for Friday, May 24

Timetable changes for Friday, May 24

24 May 2013

There will be timetable changes to the St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats due to the launch of the Fal River Festival.

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24 May +0 Days
St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats Timetable Changes for May 7

St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats Timetable Changes for May 7

From 7 May 2013

Service changes for the St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats on Tuesday, May 7.

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07 May
Two for One in January on St Mawes Ferry

Two for One in January on St Mawes Ferry

1 — 31 January 2013

Beat the Christmas blues and get out in the clean, crisp, Cornish air on the St Mawes Ferry this January.

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01 Jan +30 Days
Ferry services over Christmas and New Year

Ferry services over Christmas and New Year

From 20 December 2012

Sailing times for the St Mawes Ferry and the King Harry Ferry over Christmas and New Year.

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20 Dec
Silver and bronze for Fal River amid Cornwall success at British Travel Awards 2012

Silver and bronze for Fal River amid Cornwall success at British Travel Awards 2012

From 2 November 2012

British Travel Awards 2012 winners announced with a silver and bronze for Fal River alongside great success for Cornwall.

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02 Nov
Cornwall Ferries in ship shape

Cornwall Ferries in ship shape

18 October 2012

The regions leading ferry company continues to move from strength to strength and expansion is planned for 2013.

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18 Oct +0 Days
Enterprise Boats and Cornwall Ferries join forces

Enterprise Boats and Cornwall Ferries join forces

From 10 July 2012

Ferry forces unite on the Fal River to improve the offering of the best boat trips in Cornwall from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes.

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10 Jul
Busiest year on record for St Mawes Ferry

Busiest year on record for St Mawes Ferry

From 10 April 2012

Record year for Falmouth and St Mawes passenger ferry.

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10 Apr
Duchess of Cornwall gets new engines

Duchess of Cornwall gets new engines

From 7 December 2011

New engines for the flagship St Mawes Ferry after 100,000 miles.

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07 Dec
Extra ferries for late night shopping this Christmas

Extra ferries for late night shopping this Christmas

7 — 22 December 2011

Additional services for late night shopping in Falmouth and Truro this Christmas.

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07 Dec +15 Days
New Castle Combo Tickets

New Castle Combo Tickets

1 May 2011

Save £££s, time and money with our exclusive combo tickets...

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01 May +0 Days
Flagship ferry back on the water

Flagship ferry back on the water

22 November 2010 — 22 November 2011

The St Mawes Ferry, The Duchess of Cornwall, took to the water again this week following an autumn refit.

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22 Nov +365 Days
Abandon ship! Emergency exercise brings ferry operators together

Abandon ship! Emergency exercise brings ferry operators together

1 November 2010 — 1 November 2011

Passers by Falmouth's Prince of Wales Pier were stopped in their tracks after seeing what looked like a ferry load of passengers abandoning a sinking ferry to its life raft.

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01 Nov +365 Days
St Mawes Fireworks Display

St Mawes Fireworks Display

5 November 2009

Free St Mawes Ferry service on Novemebr the 5th!

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05 Nov +0 Days
Bottlenose Dolphins spotted from Falmouth

Bottlenose Dolphins spotted from Falmouth

18 March — 18 May 2009

Passengers on the new wooden St Mawes - Falmouth ferry, 'The Duchess of Cornwall' enjoy a pod of very playful dolphins on their crossing to St Mawes.

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18 Mar +60 Days
St Mawes Ferry adds an extra crossing to its winter service

St Mawes Ferry adds an extra crossing to its winter service

1 March — 1 April 2009

St mawes Ferry is now running a 1645 service from St Mawes and a 1715 service from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier

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01 Mar +30 Days
St Mawes Ferry gets a baking powder blasting
25 Nov +35 Days
Duchess of Cornwall names new St Mawes Ferry

Duchess of Cornwall names new St Mawes Ferry

1 July 2008 — 10 July 2009

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited St Mawes this morning to name the new St Mawes Ferry ''The Duchess of Cornwall'' and both took it in turns to drive the ferry over to Falmouth

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01 Jul +374 Days
Duchess of Cornwall to name new St Mawes Ferry

Duchess of Cornwall to name new St Mawes Ferry

25 June — 1 October 2008

Naming ceremony to take place on July 11

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25 Jun +98 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 10

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 10

22 June — 14 August 2008

Stage 10: Sea trials for the new wooden ferry

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22 Jun +53 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 9

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 9

10 June — 14 August 2008

Stage 9: The Launch of the new St Mawes Ferry

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10 Jun +65 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 8

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 8

9 June — 14 August 2008

Stage 8: Fitting out and finishing

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09 Jun +66 Days
LOCAL FERRY COMPANY SENDS THEIR MAN TO LONDON

LOCAL FERRY COMPANY SENDS THEIR MAN TO LONDON

21 May — 30 August 2008

FALMOUTH'S innovative Park and Float scheme will open again this year thanks to talks last week with the Minister of Transport, Jim Fitzpatrick.

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21 May +101 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 7

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 7

1 May — 14 August 2008

Stage 7: The Systems

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01 May +105 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 6

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 6

2 April — 14 August 2008

Stage 6: The Wheelhouse and Superstructure

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02 Apr +134 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 5

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 5

1 January — 4 August 2008

Stage 5: Decking begins on the new St Mawes Ferry

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01 Jan +215 Days
St Mawes Ferry undergoes major refit

St Mawes Ferry undergoes major refit

10 November — 28 December 2007

Nearly £20,000 spent on Queen of Falmouth

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10 Nov +48 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 4

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 4

10 November 2007 — 14 August 2008

Stage 4: Framing and Planking

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10 Nov +277 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 3

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 3

18 October 2007 — 14 August 2008

Stage 3: Laying the Keel

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18 Oct +301 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 2

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 2

17 October 2007 — 14 August 2008

Stage 2: Lofting Out

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17 Oct +302 Days
The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 1

The Duchess of Cornwall: Diary Entry 1

14 August 2007 — 14 August 2008

Stage 1: The Design

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14 Aug +366 Days
St Mawes ferryman becomes TV star

St Mawes ferryman becomes TV star

13 August — 30 December 2007

Topper filmed for Country Lives

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13 Aug +139 Days
St Mawes Ferry starts new evening service

St Mawes Ferry starts new evening service

10 July — 30 August 2007

Enjoy an evening trip between St Mawes and Falmouth

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10 Jul +51 Days
The Famous Fred

The Famous Fred

9 — 20 May 2007

New picture of our most famous passenger

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09 May +11 Days