Top Five Boat Trips Around Fowey

Take in tranquil views and catch a glimpse of local sea life while you float across the estuary, as you create your next adventure over Fowey waters. Steeped in history with visiting privateers, sailing ships, and even pirate ships, Fowey is a great place to set out on the water alongside breathtaking views.

Take a look at our top five boat trips around Fowey.

Fowey River Boat Hire

Operating for over 40 years, Fowey River Boat Hire is an excellent service which allows you to navigate and explore all the best river retreats that Fowey has to offer. Perfect for beginners, you’ll be taught all you need to know before taking your own voyage to your next adventure, whether it’s in a classic wooden rowing boat or something with a little more flare, such as a fibreglass motor boat.

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You can also take a relaxing ferry trip across to neighbouring villages Bodinnick, Polruan, and bustling Mevagissey straight from Fowey harbour. Set off in the morning and enjoy a stroll through the winding streets of these ancient fishing villages, perhaps with time to spare for a Cornish ice cream. All three ferry services operate across Fowey harbour, running between seven in the morning and eleven at night.

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Fowey Maritime Centre

If you want to take adventure into your own hands, Fowey Maritime Centre offers a range of powerboat, motor cruiser or shore-based courses to dip into. Suitable for beginners or more experienced seafarers, the centre is a wonderful choice whether you want an indulgent explore, or a chartered boat course. Not only do they offer some of the best boating routes from Fowey, but they also give visitors the opportunity to go snorkelling and shark diving.

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Pettifox Sea Charters

Pettifox Sea Charters offers a more classical feel to the boat trip you might be looking for. The stunning Pettifox, a wooden boat with huge white sails that echoes back to an earlier era, is perfect for those seeking an authentic sailing experience. With selected trips to Polperro, Looe, Mevagissey and Polkerris, sail in style as you enjoy a relaxing break above the waves.

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Fowey Boat Hire

Not to be confused with Fowey River Boat Hire, this service is ideal for visitors hoping for freedom to explore the stunning Fowey estuary and surrounding areas. Available up to a whole week of seafaring fun, you will be shown the ropes when it comes to navigating your own boat and the river and provided with safety equipment before you set off.

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Royal Fowey Yacht Club

If you’re an experienced yachtsman, Royal Fowey Yacht Club offers visiting members of yacht clubs across the globe a chance to visit their clubhouse. Sitting right by the water, the club is the perfect place to sit and relax after you’ve been out on the water and the ultimate go-to for their weekly sailing events programme, including all the sailing details for Fowey Regatta Week.

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The Old Quay House is located right on Fowey harbour, with spacious rooms and wonderful estuary views. If you’re interested in staying with us in Fowey, please call us on 01726 833302.