Plymouth Ferries and Boat Trips, Plymouth, South Devon

Plymouth Ferries and Boat Trips, Plymouth, South Devon

Ferries and boat trips from Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage

Ferries and boat trips run from the Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage which is located in front of the Mayflower Steps by the Mayflower Visitor Centre on Plymouth Barbican.

There are plenty of information boards advertising ferries and boat trips by the Mayflower Steps. Buy tickets from the kiosk by the Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage.

Note that there's a cafe/restaurant called The Boathouse where you can grab food and drink whilst waiting for your boat or on return from your trip.


Location of Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage

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Ferries from Plymouth

Ferries run to East Cornwall, South Devon and to various areas within the city itself.


Ferries from Plymouth to East Cornwall

A ferry runs between Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage and Cawsand. Cawsand and nearby Kingsand are beautiful Cornish coastal villages overlooking Plymouth Sound. Cawsand Beach is pretty and you can hire watersports equipment. There are shops and pubs in Cawsand and Kingsand.

[If you're a keen walker, we'd recommend taking the Plymouth/Cawsand Ferry and then following the South West Coast Path to Mount Edgcumbe. You can then catch a ferry to Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage or use the Cremyll/Plymouth Ferry to hop across the water to Plymouth Royal William Yard. Explore then return to your starting point on the Royal William Yard Ferry to Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage or on foot via the South West Coast Path. Having taken every variant of this trip, we recommend them all!]

Another ferry runs between Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage and Mount Edgcumbe on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park are superb. The Edgcumbe Arms pub is located by the ferry landing.

There's also the Cremyll/Plymouth Ferry that runs between Plymouth Stonehouse (by Royal William Yard) and Mount Edgcumbe.

See Plymouth Boat Trips website for details.


Ferries from Plymouth to South Devon

A ferry runs between Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage and Mount Batten.

You can follow the South West Coast Path along the South Devon coast which is lined with beaches. Great views of Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Hoe.


Ferries to Plymouth Royal William Yard

Take a ferry to Royal William Yard. One runs between Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage and Royal William Yard Harbour which is known for its restaurants.

We'd also recommend exploring Devil's Point Park by Royal William Yard Harbour with its views of Plymouth Sound and Cornwall.


Boat trips from Plymouth

You can also book a local trip to experience Plymouth and the local area from boat.


Plymouth dockyard/warships boat trip

Take the Harbour Cruise with Plymouth Boat Trips and see the warships at the Royal Navy Dockyard. Boats leave from Plymouth Barbican Landing Stage near the Mayflower Steps. Again, Plymouth Boat Trips booking office and The Boathouse Cafe are located on the Barbican.

Wonderful boat trip with a fascinating commentary. You'll see warships and submarines in addition to discovering the lower section of the River Tamar. The boat passes the Robert Falcon Scott 'Scott of the Antarctic' Monument in addition to skirting Barn Pool from where HMS Beagle set sail with a young Charles Darwin on board.


Plymouth Sound boat trip

Explore Plymouth Sound on the Breakwater Cruise supplied by Plymouth Boat Trips.


River Tamar boat trip

Head up the River Tamar to Calstock Quay and the National Trust's Cotehele on Plymouth Boat Trips' Calstock Quay Cruise and Cotehele Quay Cruise.

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the UK's most beautiful and under-visited visitor destinations. This boat trip takes you up the River Tamar to the beautiful riverside village Calstock with its famous viaduct and then one of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties at Cotehele. These boat trips run infrequently so book in advance.


River Yealm boat trip

Leave Plymouth Sound and head east along the coast on the River Yealm Cruise with Plymouth Boat Trips.

Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are magnificent South Devon villages located by Newton Creek by the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary. This boat trips takes you out of Plymouth Sound and along the coast at Wembury before entering the mouth of the River Yelam and Estuary. On sunny days, the setting is sublime.


Rib Rides in Plymouth

Take a RIB ride in Plymouth Sound. 

Plymouth RIB Rides run from Discovery Wharf on Plymouth Barbican.


Information board and kiosks on Plymouth Barbican for Plymouth ferries and boat trips

There are many information boards/kiosks on Plymouth Barbican providing information/tickets for boat trips.

Research and book whilst you are there. Both boat trip and ferries run regularly.

Book ahead for specialist trips such as the River Tamar boat trip and River Yealm boat trip.