5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR 5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR 5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR 5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR

5 tips for using your Mussel Card VISITOR

21 August 2018

The Fal Mussel Visitor Card makes travel between Truro, Falmouth, the Roseland and the Helford easy, affordable and fun...and it’s all car-free! 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.

SAVING

Normal Price : £32.00
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 1 Day : £17.55 (when purchased online)
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 6 Day : £6.60 (when purchased online)




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 you can enjoy many of our river links at a more leisurely pace. 

ROUTE - Enterprise Boat 

  • 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. 

SAVING

Normal Price : £24.00
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 1 Day : £17.55 (when purchased online)
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 6 Day : £6.60 (when purchased online)



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 train line 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 Boat | Maritime Line 

  • Catch the first Enterprise Boat sailing from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier, 9am.
  • Arrive in Truro at 10.15am. Check out what's on in Truro
  • Jump on the Maritime Trainine at Truro Train Station, leaving approximately every half hour till late. of course, you can also return back by boat if you wish. The final sailing of the day departs at 5.15pm. 

SAVING

Normal Price : £17.70
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 1 Day : £17.55 (when purchased online)
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 6 Day : £6.60 (when purchased online)

 


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 Boat | 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 12.30 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.
  • When you arrive back at the pontoon, connect with the Enterprise Boat service heading up the river to Truro.
  • Enjoy a three course dinner at The Alverton for £19.95 when you show your Visitor Card
  • Head back to Falmouth on the Maritime train line leaving Truro Train Station, approximately every half hour till late. 

SAVING

Normal Price : £31.70
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 1 Day : £17.55 (when purchased online)
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 6 Day : £6.60 (when purchased online)



5. Let the chains take the strain

 

If you're visiting and staying in St Mawes or on the Roseland Peninsula side of the river, use the King Harry Ferry to cross over by car. Once on the Feock side, parkup at National Trust Trelissick for the day, explore the gardens before connecting with the Enterprise Boat service at Trelissick Pontoon, heading upriver to Truro or Down to Falmouth. 

ROUTE - King Harry Ferry | Enterprise Boats

  • Take the King Harry Ferry from Philleigh to Feock deparing every 20 minutes. 
  • Drive 2 minutes up the road to the National Trust Trelissick 
  • Hop aboard the Enterprise Boat and enjoy a friendly informative commentary on your way to Truro or Falmouth.

SAVING

Normal Price : £19.00
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 1 Day : £17.55 (when purchased online)
Mussel Card Visitor Adult 6 Day : £6.60 (when purchased online)




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