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Cawsand Ferry

The Cawsand Ferry runs daily during the seasonal months, between the Barbican Landing Stage and the beautiful beaches and Cornish villages of Cawsand and Kingsand on the Rame peninsula.

A wonderful boat trip in itself, this half hour ferry journey takes you back in time to the quaint fishing and smuggling villages of Cawsand and Kingsand, with secluded beaches, spectacular walks and magnificent scenery. You can be sure of a warm welcome in the many pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Please note, this is a seasonal service running from Easter to the last Sunday in October.

Cawsand Ferry Information

The Cawsand Ferry service has been operating for more than one hundred years, connecting Plymouth to the beautiful beaches and villages of Cawsand and Kingsand.

Part of the fabric of the community, The Weston Maid or Red Pig, as she’s affectionately known by the locals, offers a 30 minute sailing to and from the Barbican Landing Stage in Plymouth, directly onto Cawsand Beach.

A 40ft purpose built passenger vessel, The Weston Maid is a celebrity in her own right, built as a lifeboat for the ocean liner, Canberra. An extremely elegant and famous passenger ship, The Canberra was the first ship in the world to have lifeboats specifically designed to slot neatly into compartments in the side of the ship, and could also transport passengers from ship to shore.

The trusty Weston Maid has travelled many thousands of miles all over the world, with true pedigree!  The Weston Maid is M.C.A. Licensed to carry 62 passengers and two members of crew.

Cawsand Ferry Timetable

The Cawsand Ferry is a seasonal service, operating from 1stApril to 3rd November 2019 (inclusive).

Full Daily Timetable recommences 1st April 2019:

Departs Barbican Landing Stage:
09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, *18:30 

Departs Cawsand Beach:
09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, *18:30

* EXTRA ferry service; WEEKENDS ONLY – From: 3rd June to 19th July 2019
DAILY during School Holidays – From: 25th May to 2nd June, plus – From: 20th July to 1st September

Weather, tide & circumstances permitting.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

PLEASE NOTE: that embarking/disembarking on the Cawsand Ferry can be challenging at times, due to the use of a removable ramp/footway at Cawsand Beach.  Our crew have the right to refuse access if they feel this cannot be achieved ‘safely’.

ACTIVE / LIVE INFORMATION: Please scroll down this page to our live Twitter Feed, where we will alert customers of any changes to all our services during adverse weather conditions.

Cawsand Ferry Prices

Adult – £5

Child – £2.50 (between 3 – 15 years)

Children 2 and under – FREE

Bicycles – £2.50

Single fares only.

CASH payments are taken on board and this service cannot be booked in advance.

Regular ferry users we offer a pre-paid Season Ticket Book – £40 per person.

Prams and bicycles are welcome.

Well behaved dogs sail for FREE!

Cawsand Ferry How to Book

Please purchase your ticket on board.

Apologies, this service cannot be booked in advance.

Please check our Live Twitter feed for daily updates as services may vary during extreme windy weather conditions.

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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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