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    Our Story
    Discover Devon and Cornwall
    with our range of guided cruises and trips

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    Our Story
    Discover Devon and Cornwall
    with our range of guided cruises and trips

    Book Now

Our Story

Plymouth Boat Trips is a family run business, operating cruises, private charters, ferries and fishing trips from Plymouth in Devon, our city by the sea.

Plymouth Boat Trips started out more than twenty years ago as, Fish ‘N’ Trips, a small business founded on a life-long passion for fishing by Ben Squire. With a £1000 loan and a £500 grant from The Princes Trust, at the age of 21, Ben purchased a boat and took the first mackerel and deep sea fishing trips from Plymouth. Since then the business has flourished to become Plymouth Boat Trips Ltd. A family affair, Ben’s brother Dominic Squire joined the company in 2013 and, together, they now own and manage a fleet of eight passenger boats.

Fulfilling another dream, to serve the fresh sustainable fish that he loves to catch, Ben opened The Boathouse Cafe, situated on the quay where the boats depart. Passengers on our fishing trips can now enjoy their catch, cooked straight off the boat – it doesn’t get fresher! Ben’s fish and shellfish boat, The Fiona Mary, also supplies fresh fish, crab and lobster straight to The Boathouse Cafe, which is served up daily.

With our fantastic team of booking staff, skippers and deckhands, we pride ourselves on delivering the best customer experience to all those sailing with us.

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What our customers say...

“Thank you to the Cremyll Ferry for all your support of Fourlanesend Community School. We use your service with the children at various points in the year. This helps us deliver our unique curriculum and we always appreciate the help you give us. Thank you for being part of our success!”

Rebecca Norton, Head Teacher Fourlanesend C.P. School

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips. They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

Theresa Burt, Ask4All

“For the past 8 years, we have used Plymouth Boat Trips to host our event watching the British Fireworks Championship in August.  Our event has been hugely popular each year, which is no doubt thanks to Plymouth Boat Trips’ excellent hospitality.   

We cannot recommend Plymouth Boat Trips enough! Thank you again for your faultless service year after year!”

Hannah Jackson, Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers Ltd

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips! As a support group for people with disabilities and their families we have been organising activities for over 16 years. One of our favourite events is with Plymouth Boat Trips, cruising the Tamar whilst enjoying a disco!  They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

Theresa Burt, Ask4All

“We use Plymouth Boat Trips every year for a celebration at the end of the academic year. We are always very well looked after by the crew. It makes for a great celebration at a very competitive price.”

Diane Henderson, Assistant Vice Principal, Marine Academy Plymouth

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