One of Cornwall’s iconic boat trips, the St Mawes Ferry makes the crossing from Falmouth 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.
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.
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.
Late sailings on the St Mawes Ferry on Thursday 1st and 22nd December for late night Christmas shopping in Falmouth.More Information
Sailing information for the Christmas and New Year period on the St Mawes Ferry.More Information
Dedicated Falmouth town shuttle ferry service for late night Christmas shopping in Falmouth. 3rd & 10th December 2015.More Information
Late sailings on the St Mawes Ferry on Thursday 3rd and 10th December for late night Christmas shopping in Falmouth.More Information
Travel Information for the Red Arrows display over Falmouth Harbour on Wednesday 12th August.More Information
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.More Information
Timetable changes information on the St Mawes Ferry from Monday 25th May 2015 until 14 June 2015.More Information
There has been a threat to the funding the St Mawes Pharmacy currently receives on the Roseland. Read on...More Information
Sailing times and information for the St Mawes Ferry over the Christmas and New Year period.More Information
The St Mawes Ferry will change to winter timetable on Monday 3rd November 2014. See the changes...More Information
There will be a grand fireworks display over the Carrick Roads to celebrate the Tall Ships in Falmouth.More Information
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!More Information
St Mawes Ferry timetable information for the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.More Information
As part of the annual St Mawes Sailing Club Regatta the St Mawes Ferry will be running late.More Information
The St Mawes Ferry will be doing additional trips between St Mawes and Falmouth in the evening for the RAF Red Arrows Display!More Information
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).More Information
SAVE 20% on all return sailings of the St Mawes Ferry when buying your ticket online this weekend.More Information
The St Mawes Ferry will be making additional sailings this evening for the Red Arrows display part of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week.More Information
For one day only, the Cornwall Blind Association will be selling cream teas on the St Mawes Ferry to raise vital funds.More Information
There will be timetable changes to the St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats due to the launch of the Fal River Festival.More Information
Service changes for the St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats on Tuesday, May 7.More Information
Beat the Christmas blues and get out in the clean, crisp, Cornish air on the St Mawes Ferry this January.More Information
Sailing times for the St Mawes Ferry and the King Harry Ferry over Christmas and New Year.More Information
British Travel Awards 2012 winners announced with a silver and bronze for Fal River alongside great success for Cornwall.More Information
The regions leading ferry company continues to move from strength to strength and expansion is planned for 2013.More Information
Ferry forces unite on the Fal River to improve the offering of the best boat trips in Cornwall from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes.More Information
Record year for Falmouth and St Mawes passenger ferry.More Information
Additional services for late night shopping in Falmouth and Truro this Christmas.More Information
New engines for the flagship St Mawes Ferry after 100,000 miles.More Information
Save £££s, time and money with our exclusive combo tickets...More Information
The St Mawes Ferry, The Duchess of Cornwall, took to the water again this week following an autumn refit.More Information
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.More Information
Free St Mawes Ferry service on Novemebr the 5th!More Information
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.More Information
St mawes Ferry is now running a 1645 service from St Mawes and a 1715 service from Falmouth Prince of Wales PierMore Information
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 FalmouthMore Information
Naming ceremony to take place on July 11More Information
Stage 10: Sea trials for the new wooden ferryMore Information
Stage 9: The Launch of the new St Mawes FerryMore Information
Stage 8: Fitting out and finishingMore Information
FALMOUTH'S innovative Park and Float scheme will open again this year thanks to talks last week with the Minister of Transport, Jim Fitzpatrick.More Information
Stage 6: The Wheelhouse and SuperstructureMore Information
Stage 5: Decking begins on the new St Mawes FerryMore Information
Stage 4: Framing and PlankingMore Information
Nearly £20,000 spent on Queen of FalmouthMore Information
Stage 3: Laying the KeelMore Information
Stage 2: Lofting OutMore Information
Stage 1: The DesignMore Information
Topper filmed for Country LivesMore Information
Enjoy an evening trip between St Mawes and FalmouthMore Information