Plymouth Boat Trips announces reopening of cruising, fishing trips and all ferry services
Plymouth Boat Trips has announced that its river cruises, fishing trips and remaining ferry services will return on Saturday 4th July. Passengers will be able to travel, by water, to the picturesque beaches of Cawsand and Kingsand, cruise the River Tamar and take the popular, connecting Barbican, Royal William Yard, Mount Edgcumbe ferry, as lockdown measures are further eased by government.
Among the new rules of travel, face coverings are mandatory on board, and a one-way system will operate throughout all vessels. Additional boats will be in service to allow adequate social distancing, without reducing timetables, and contactless payment will be encouraged to reduce contact between staff and passengers.
All Plymouth Boat Trips services were suspended on 23rd March, when the Prime Minister announced strict lock down measures across the UK. Party cruises and private charters remain on hold for now and, as with the recently reopened Cremyll Ferry service, there will be reduced passenger capacity.
Additional safety measures include table service on all cruise boats, the availability of hand sanitizer for passengers on boarding and regular cleaning between trips.Social distancing signage will be displayed, and queues managed, to ensure boarding and alighting passengers do not interact.
Owner of Plymouth Boat Trips, Ben Squire said: “We’re excited to be restarting operations, offering people the chance to get out on the wonderful waters of Plymouth again, and we’ve put all the necessary measures in place, to ensure that staff and passengers remain safe on board.”
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Sally Bowles, Plymouth Boat Trips Marketing & PR Department.