Falmouth Park & Float/Ride
Falmouth Park & Float/Ride FAQs
Frequently asked questions and help for the Falmouth Park & Float/Ride. All the information about where to find us, parking, facilities, access and more.
If you have a question which isn't answered on this page, please get in contact with us and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.
All services subject to tide, weather, traffic and circumstances.
Ticket Office Locations
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Falmouth Park & Float/Ride
The Falmouth Park & Float/Ride is a 500 space car park on the outskirts of Falmouth with great transport links to the town by both ferry and bus. We also offer combined tickets to St Mawes from here with the St Mawes Ferry.
Postcode: TR10 8AD
Opening hours: 9.30am - 7pm / 7 days a week / May - September
During winter (October - April), the site is not operational and it becomes a boat park for winter layup.
Are there toilets onboard the ferry?
Yes - some of our boats have onboard toilets. Unfortunately some of our older ferries don't have toilets onboard, toilets are available at the car park near the ticket office and on Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth.
Do you take buggies?
Yes. Buses - please fold down before boarding as there is limited space on board for buggies. Ferry - please remove children from buggies before boarding the ferry for safety reasons.
What happens if it rains?
All of our ferries have undercover seating areas to keep the rain off as well as outdoor seating areas.
Can I bring a dog on the service?
Four legged friends are more than welcome on all services at the Falmouth Park & Float/Ride. Dogs travel for free.
Are you accessible for wheelchair bound or limited mobility passengers?
We welcome everyone aboard our boats and buses, however, there are steps at all of our destinations to negotiate. If you require assistance, please do contact us on 01326 741194 before you travel.
How many steps are there to the ferry?
It varies - depending on the tide, it could just be 4 steps, or at low tide, it could be up to 30 steps. The steps at Custom House Quay are even and not too steep, they can be slippery when wet, so please take care when boarding and use the handrails. If you require assistance, please speak to a member of crew and they will be happy to help.
Are the ferries easy to move around?
It varies - depending on the boat. Some of our ferries are 80 years old! So the layout of each boat varies. All of our ferries have handrails on the steps to the top deck seating areas, but some of our older ferries do have steep steps. If you're unsure, please check before travel and give us a ring on 01326 741 194 and our staff will be happy to help.
Can I connect with other ferry services?
Yes - the Falmouth Park & Float/Ride is your gateway to the Fal River. Connect to St Mawes with the St Mawes Explorer ticket.
It is also possible to connect to Enterprise Boats which offer connections to Trelissick and Truro. The best way to do this is with a Fal Mussel Card Visitior. The Fal Mussel Card Visitor will allow you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel around a network of ferries, buses and trains for a fixed period. Find out more...
How long does the journey take?
The journey takes approximately 20 minutes on the ferry and 10 minutes on the bus.
Does it get rough?
From time to time. Our ferries are very capable sea boats and are fully licensed by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to operating in category 5 and category 6 waters. If the conditions are too rough e.g. gale force winds and a rough sea state, it is necessary to cancel sailings from time to time. All of our ferries are fully equipped with more than enough safety equipment onboard.
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