Trelissick Ferry
FAQs Trelissick Ferry
FAQs Trelissick Ferry
FAQs Trelissick Ferry
FAQs

Trelissick Ferry
FAQs

Trelissick Ferry FAQs

Frequently asked questions and help for the Trelissick Ferry.

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 sailings subject to tide, weather and circumstances.

Ticket Office Locations

(for map, see bottom of page)

St Mawes

St Mawes Ticket Office on the Quay

The St Mawes Ticket Office is situated on St Mawes Quay. The white hut is located halfway down the quay where our friendly staff will be ready to greet you. 

Postcode: TR2 5DG

Opening hours: 8.45am - 5.45pm / 7 days a week / April to October 

During winter (November - March), passengers may purchase tickets on board the ferry.

Trelissick

Trelissick Pontoon

The Trelissick Pontoon is at the bottom of the National Trust Trelissick Garadens (east side), near the King Harry Ferry access road. The nearest parking to the pontoon is at Trelissick Gardens. From here, you can either head down through the gardens (entry required), or walk down the main King Harry Ferry road. Just as the water comes into sight, there is a set of steps on the right hand side which lead up to the Woodland Walk. After climbing these, turn left and follow the ferry sign down the zig zag pathway. Allow at least 20 minutes to park and walk down.

Postcode: TR3 6QL (Trelissick Gardens)

 

Car Parking

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St Mawes

St Mawes main car park

There is a large car park in the heart of the village. Follow the main road (A3078) into the village. The car park is signpsoted as you come down into the village, take the right turn immediately after the Rising Sun pub. 

Postcode: TR2 5AG

Price: £5 all day

Please note, we try to keep our website as up to date as possible and the prices are correct at the time of publishing, but sometimes prices may vary. Please contact us and let us know if you spot a mistake.

St Mawes Quay

It is possible to park on the quay in St Mawes, the car park offers approximately 30 spaces. Follow the main road into the village (A3078) and as you see the quay, turn left on to it just by Cafe Chandlers.

Postcode: TR2 5DG

Price: £6 for up to 8 hours.

Please note, we try to keep our website as up to date as possible and the prices are correct at the time of publishing, but sometimes prices may vary. Please contact us and let us know if you spot a mistake.

Trelissick

National Trust Car Park

There is parking available at the National Trust car park for Trelissick Gardens. Members can park for free subject to availability (note the car park can be busy in the spring/summer months). 

Postcode: TR3 6QL

Price: Members free (with card and sticker), otherwise from £5.

Please note, we try to keep our website as up to date as possible and the prices are correct at the time of publishing, but sometimes prices may vary. Please contact us and let us know if you spot a mistake.

Are there toilets onboard?

No - the Trelissick Ferry doesn't have a toilet on board. The nearest toilets are either at the National Trust Trelissick main entrance (20 min walk from the pontoon) or at the main car park in St Mawes (5 min walk from the quay).

Can I take my bike on the ferry?

Yes - all of our ferries accept bikes. Please remove panniers before boarding. Bikes are charged at £2 per single on the Trelissick Ferry. If you are travelling in with a large group of cyclists, it may be adviasble to call ahead first on 01326 741194 as we only have limited space on board for bikes.

Do you take buggies?

Yes - buggies must be folded down for travel. Children must be removed from the buggy before boarding. Buggies must not be carried down the steps and on to the ferry with a child in it for safety reasons. 

What happens if it rains?

The Trelissick Ferry has undercover seating areas to keep the rain off as well as outdoor seating areas.

Can I bring a dog on the ferry?

Four legged friends are more than welcome onboard the Trelissick Ferry. Dogs travel for free.

Are there refreshments available onboard?

Sorry no, not on the Trelissick Ferry. However at St Mawes, there is a great selection of local businesses offering food, drinks and the all important Cornish Pasties! There is also a great cafe and shop at Trelissick Gardens.

Access

Are you accessible for wheelchair bound or limited mobility passengers?

We welcome everyone aboard our boats, 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?

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 St Mawes are slanted and uneven, please take special care on these steps and use the handrails provided. If you require assistance, please speak to a member of crew and they will be happy to help. Please note, at Trelissick, it is approximately a 20 minute walk up a pathway to the main garden. 

Are the ferries easy to move around?

Please note, the Trelissick Ferry is over 80 years old! So she isn't designed to modern standards. There are seats to climb over to move aroud the boat. All of our staff will be happy to assist where they can. If you're unsure, please check before travel and give us a ring on 01326 741194 and our staff will be happy to help.

What age is a child ticket for?

A child ticket (including family) is aged 4-16 inclusive. 3 or under travel for free. 17 or over count as an adult or concession. 

How many people does a family ticket allow?

A family ticket allows for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children (4-16).

What is a concession ticket?

A concession ticket is for people over the age of 65 or students showing a valid form of student ID. 

I've bought a ticket online, what do I do now?

Great - just bring a print out of your voucher you will have received when you completed the transaction on screen and on email. You may also bring along a digital copy of the ticket on a smartphone. It is important the print out or on screen version is legibile for our staff to redeem your ticket, it is your responsibility to ensure that this is the case. Just bring either with you on your preferred day of travel and our staff will do the rest. No need to book.

Can I connect with other ferry services?

Yes - the Trelissick Ferry connects with the St Mawes Ferry and Place Ferry in St Mawes. Please ask a member of staff at one of our ticket offices about a Fal Mussel Card Visitor.

It is also possible to connect to Truro with Enterprise Boats which offer connections to Trelissick. 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 40 minutes.

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. 

Falmouth Tide Times

Fri 23rd Aug 2019 Tide Time Height
Low 04:37 (1.49m)
High 10:26 (4.32m)
Low 16:59 (1.66m)
High 22:55 (4.34m)

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