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Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry

Mevagissey Harbour Office, Mevagissey PL26 6BG, England
+44 7977 203394
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Two memorable Cornish harbours

What a great way to see two such lovely typical Cornish fishing villages. An immaculate modern... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ruth G
A wonderful sea trip with an excellent skipper

We had the pleasure of sitting up front with the skipper Mark. He provided us with a lot of detail... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gerald D
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“return trip” (24 reviews)
“great trip” (26 reviews)
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Mevagissey Harbour Office, Mevagissey PL26 6BG, England
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+44 7977 203394
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great way to see two such lovely typical Cornish fishing villages. An immaculate modern ferry, big enough to feel totally safe and a very considerate, kind and informative skipper. And what a fas cinating journey! Wouldn’t have missed it .

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the pleasure of sitting up front with the skipper Mark. He provided us with a lot of detail about the boat, the sea, the wild life and ships around us. This added much colour to what was already a super trip in a...More

Thank Gerald D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went over on this ferry last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the crossing to Mevagissey from Fowey. The skippers were very friendly and helpful, so much so that, having left my mobile on the ferry, they arranged for me to pick it up that evening without...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were SO lucky that the weather was brilliant. The trip was gorgeous and the crew were really smiley , helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend

Thank sheena E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small boat but nice smooth ride across the bay takes about 40 minutes seats a bit hard but well worth doing

Thank eigbob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Mevagissey to Fowey took 35 minutes. The skipper and mate were great - very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They stopped the boat for a time for us to watch porpoises and dolphins. The sea was calm so we never got wet but can be...More

2  Thank Liz_H_13186364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've done this twice and the first time was lucky enough to see dolphins which came up and swam right besides the boat. The second time I wasn't so lucky. The crew are very friendly.

Thank hgtcpl
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a fast boat that takes 50 passengers. It's more of a day trip boat than a ferry, taking 35 minutes to cross St Austell Bay. We had sunshine and flat calm conditions but its not like that every day! Take layers and a...More

1  Thank Nigel K
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We used the ferry to visit Fowey knowing that there had been dolphins in the area. On the way out the spray was severe and we had the cover down on the side plus wet feet! On the ferry back however the skipper went out...More

2  Thank Claire L
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This Boat Service connects the 2 popular Cornish Harbour Towns of Mevagissey and Fowey, which are located on the South Coast of the County. The Ferry Boat itself is called the 'Bessie James'. It is a pleasant way to journey between the two Towns and...More

2  Thank APCMann
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Hickor
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
If you ask the crew before getting on they,ll give you an honest answer whether its choppy or not. We dont wish for anyone to be sick, hence if its looking a little rough, we wont sail for the day.
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321stupot
September 30, 2015|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hello Stuart, sorry for the delay in the reply, but incase you decide in the future to make this crossing, i hope this will help. If the weather is looking bad for the day, we wont be sailing, however, we have many days with... More
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Helen M
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hello, I'm very sorry for the delay in answering, Yes, we would certainly assist anyone with a disability, where we can. It would not be possible to go down the steps in Mevagissey in a wheelchair, but if its possible to... More
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