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Trelissick Ferry

The Trelissick Ferry is now closed for winter, back sailing in spring 2020

Trelissick Ferry

Connecting the old world fishing village of St Mawes and the National Trust Trelissick Garden and House, this ferry sails up to four times a day. 

Very green! - The Trelissick Ferry is operated using our hybrid electric ferry - the 'Kingsley II'. 

Visit Trelissick, a tranquil riverside garden and house boasting acres of woodland and a superb collection of exotic plants.

Visit St Mawes, a beautiful village on the Roseland Peninsula.

You can buy tickets in advance online and save 10% on what you would pay on the day.

All sailings subject to tide, weather and circumstances.

Live Status


Route :: St Mawes - Trelissick
Runs :: 7 Days a week - April to September
Journey time :: 40 mins
Phone :: 01326 741 194

Frequently asked questions...

The Route

St Mawes - Trelissick

The ferry route passes the impressive St Mawes Castle, deep-sided wooded valleys and hidden creeks along the Fal River. There is also a hive of marine activity to look out for, including racing Falmouth working boats, dinghy sailors and big ships.

The 'Kingsley II' is a newly fitted out hybrid electric ferry. Originally built by renowned local boat builder Percy Mitchell in 1934, the Kingsley II has always been diesel powered. In 2017, we embarked on an ambitious project to fit the most cutting edge of propulsion technology into a classic wooden boat built in the 1930's. 

The ferry is now 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. 

The ferry started trial sailings in July 2019 and will continue to operate throughout the summer whilst experts from around the world examine the data generated by the boat on its efficiency and performance. 

The route is also served by the 'Queen of Falmouth' - a traditional double deck diesel powered ferry that covers the route whilst the 'Kingsley II' is having routine maintenance carried out.

A welcoming country house and garden, Trelissick offers 300 acres of woodland and open parkland to explore. This sub-tropical garden is set on its own peninsula with panoramic views over the river. With miles of meandering paths, Trelissick is great for families and four-legged friends (the Woodland Walk only). Be sure to check out the gallery, cafe and gift shop.

One of Cornwall's hidden gems, St Mawes has recently been voted one of the UK's 'hippest' places, and it's easy to see why. This picturesque harbour village combines old-world charm and contemporary style with quaint cottages and characterful pubs sitting alongside some of the areas most luxury hotels and sough-after restaurants. Be sure to check out St Mawes Castle, the beaches and the kayaking on offer.

A magical route connecting St Mawes and Trelissick. Passing impressive castles, deep sided wooded valleys and beautiful waterside villages

Falmouth Tide Times

Thu 2nd Jul 2020 Tide Time Height
High 03:19 (4.62m)
Low 09:59 (1.00m)
High 15:54 (4.66m)
Low 22:29 (1.00m) © Crown Copyright and/or database rights.
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