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5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR

8 August 2019

The Fal Mussel Visitor Card makes travel between Truro, Falmouth and the Roseland easy, affordable and fun. There are so many ways to use it – here are a few tips and ideas to get you going!

1. Ditch the car!

Not only does the Mussel Card Visitor give you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel around the river, it also gives you FREE all day parking at the Park & Float site on the outskirts of Falmouth. The 500 space car park has regular bus and ferry services into town, making it an ideal place to leave the car and start your adventure.

ROUTE – Park & Float | St Mawes Ferry | Place Ferry

  • Use the Park & Float service from Ponsharden to Custom House Quay, Falmouth 

  • Catch the connecting service to St Mawes

  • Continue your adventure to St Anthony Head using the Place Ferry

  • Set out on the Roseland Ramble, a beautiful circular walk (approx 2 hours) that takes in some of the finest scenery Cornwall has to offer

2. The early bird catches the worm!

To make the most of your days out on the water we recommend you start reasonably early in the morning. If you opt for the 6 day pass of course, you can enjoy our river links at a more leisurely pace.

ROUTE - Enterprise Boats

  • Catch the first Enterprise Boat sailing from Truro Town Quay at 10am

  • Disembark at National Trust Trelissick and spend a few hours exploring this beautiful riverside garden

  • Jump back on the 2pm Enterprise Boat service to Falmouth

  • Enjoy the rest of your day exploring Falmouth before returning on the final sailing of the day at 4.30pm

3. Experience the Maritime Line

The Fal Mussel Visitor Card gives you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on the ferries, buses and trains around the river! The Maritime Trainline links the Cathedral City of Truro with the historic maritime port of Falmouth and has to be one of the prettiest branch lines in the county.  

Combine the Great Western Railway with a ferry trip and enjoy this scenic track steeped in history and heritage.

ROUTE - Enterprise Boats | Maritime Line 

  • Take it easy and catch lunchtime or afternoon Enterprise Boats sailing from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier.

  • Arrive in Truro at your leisure. Check out what's on in Truro

  • Jump on the Maritime Trainline at Truro Train Station, leaving approximately every half hour till late.

4. Take advantage of the discounts!

Mussel Card holders can take advantage of a range of great offers including discounts at attractions, castles, shops, cafes and gardens. Plan your adventure day out around these great offers.

ROUTE - St Mawes Ferry | Trelissick Ferry | Enterprise Boats | Maritime Line  

  • Catch the first St Mawes Ferry from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier at 8.30am

  • Visit the St Mawes Castle, and receive 10% discount on admission

  • Jump on the 10.30 Trelissick Ferry and head up river. Hop off at the pontoon and head off on the woodland walk - A great walk (approx 1.5 hrs) around the National Trust's Trelissick Garden and along the banks of the Fal River

  • Reward yourself with a delicious lunch at Trelissick Cafe and show your Mussel card for 15% off! This discount also applies in the shop

  • Head back to the pontoon, connect with the Enterprise Boat service heading up the river to Truro

  • On arriving in Truro, make sure you pop in to Hawkshead and show your Fal Mussel Card to get 10% off Regatta products

  • Head back to Falmouth on the Maritime train line leaving Truro Train Station, approximately every half hour till late

See full list of Fal Mussell Discounts here...

5. Leave green footprints

If you're visiting and staying in St Mawes or on the Roseland Peninsula side of the river, take the Trelissick Ferry.  This route is operated using our hybrid electric ferry - the Kingsley II, powered by a cutting-edge hybrid electric system consisting of a large electric motor, large battery bank and a modern low emission diesel engine for power generation.

Spend a few hours at National Trust Trelissick, before connecting with the Enterprise Boats, and heading into Falmouth and when your ready, hop back on the St Mawes Ferry to complete your round trip.

ROUTE - Trelissick Ferry | Enterprise Boats | St Mawes Ferry 

  • Take the Trelissick Ferry from St Mawes departing 4 times a day.

  • Walk up the woodland path to National Trust Trelissick.

  • Head back to Trelissick Pontoon and connect with the Enterprise Boats and enjoy a friendly informative commentary on your way to Falmouth

  • Hop on board the St Mawes Ferry, final sailing 17:30  from Custom House Quay