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Ten Reasons to Hop On Board

19 June

Plan your Summer adventures on the water with Fal River

Embark on a unique summer adventure with Fal River, where you can sail amidst stunning landscapes, visit picturesque villages, and immerse yourself in rich history.

Choose to sail between bustling Falmouth and the pretty fishing village of St Mawes. Or, hop on Enterprise Boats for a journey up the river to Trelissick and Malpas.

Whether you're a local seeking a unique day out or a holidaymaker in search of an extraordinary experience, here are ten compelling reasons to choose our boat trips this summer.

1. For the Views

The Fal River offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in Cornwall, and our boat trips allow you to enjoy a different perspective. Expect views of blue, stunning landscapes, charming villages, and historic castles, all from the peace and tranquillity of water.

2. For the Unique Villages and Towns

A trip on the St Mawes Ferry allows you to visit the picturesque village of St Mawes and the bustling town of Falmouth in a day. Each stop offers unique charm, from quaint shops, galleries, museums, local eateries, and historic landmarks.

If you go up the river on Enterprise Boats, visit the wonderful house and gardens at Trelissick or have lunch at Malpas for some of the best dining al fresco views.

3. For the Health Benefits

Indulge in the health benefits of our boat trips. The coastal environment, associated with numerous positive physical and mental health benefits, offers a rejuvenating experience for your body and mind.

Head off to St Mawes and swim from one of the beaches, or follow the Woodland Walk at Trelissick. Being outdoors, whatever the weather, is invigorating and uplifting, so treat yourself to some healthy, feel-good vibes.

4. For the History

The area is steeped in history, including a rich maritime heritage. Sights include the 16th-century Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, which were part of Henry VIII's coastal defence system.

Imagine the past as you sail past narrow, sheltered creeks and inlets. Look out for D-Day embarkment point Turnaware Point or 17th-century Smugglers Cottage.


5. For the Wildlife

The Fal River is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. On your journey, you might spot seals, dolphins, and a variety of seabirds, making it a perfect trip for nature lovers.

6. For the Photo Opportunities

The stunning vistas and unique perspectives from the water or your destination offer endless photo opportunities. Whether you're an amateur photographer or an Instagram enthusiast, you will surely capture some fantastic shots. Remember to share them with us! Tag @stmawesferry or @enterpriseboats.

7. For the Friends and Family Experience

Whether you're travelling with young children, teenagers, or elderly family members, a boat trip on the Fal River offers something for everyone. It's a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend quality time together. And we're dog-friendly, too, so your four-legged friends don't need to be left behind!

Escape the ordinary and take time out to enjoy the experience of being on the water, the sun on your face and a fresh sea breeze. Create lifelong memories with your friends and family.

8. For the Relaxation and Adventure

A boat trip on the Fal River is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.  You can sit back and enjoy the peaceful cruise or disembark to explore various attractions catering to leisurely and adventurous spirits.

9. For the Convenience

Experience the convenience of our regular and reliable daily service on the St Mawes Ferry and Enterprise Boats. Our friendly crew, both on board and in our sales huts, are always ready to assist, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable day on the river.

Planning your trip is a breeze with our easy ticket purchase options-online, onboard, or from our huts.

10. For the Eco-Friendly Travel

You can feel good about your travel choice as a boat trip over car travel reduces your carbon footprint and supports sustainable tourism.  

Find out more... Falmouth to St Mawes

There's time to explore Falmouth and St Mawes with a boat trip in between, making a perfect day out.

  Journey time: 20 minutes

  Check the timetable here

  Buy your tickets here

Find out more... Enterprise Boats

Falmouth to Malpas via Trelissick, with the option to hop off and enjoy Trelissick House and Garden or have lunch at Malpas before heading home. All trips include guided commentary.

  Journey time: Up to 2 hours

  Check the timetable here

  Buy your tickets here