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Kingsbridge Salcombe Ferry Co.

 

Ferries & Cruises

 

Our 50 seat passenger vessel operates the Kingsbridge Salcombe ferry service and various cruises on the sheltered scenic waters,  between Kingsbridge and Salcombe, during the spring summer autumn months as well as The Christmas Holidays in the beautiful South Devon harbour  of Salcombe.

The harbour and creeks are found within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have been designated both a marine Site of Special Scientific Interest by English Nature, as well as a marine Local Nature Reserve by South Hams District Council.

                                                      TIMETABLE + INFORMATION - Please ring 07967597527 if you have any questions at all.

KINGSBRIDGE SALCOMBE FERRY

 

A scenic 35 minute trip each way follows a the main waterways and channels between Salcombe and Kingsbridge, historic lime kilns, Saltstone Island, a wide variety of bird life, hundreds of yachts and boats, and panoramic vistas of Salcombe.

The perfect peaceful way to see the best of Salcombe Harbour.

EVENING CREEKS CRUISES

 

Excursions venture up towards the upper reaches of some of Salcombe harbour's tranquil waterways which may include Frogmore, South Pool, Waterhead, Blanksmill and Collapit Creeks.  Cruise duration approx two to two and a quarter hours. To join the cruise from Salcombe simply catch the ferry to Kingsbridge.

HARBOUR CRUISES

 

Cruising the length of the harbour passing the waterfront homes of Salcombe, the sandy beaches opposite, the remnants of Fort Charles Castle, North and South Sands, and extensive views out to sea as the vessel turns near the harbour entrance. Cruise duration one and a half hours. You can join the cruise at Kingsbridge or Salcombe. 

 

2020 Timetables

August 2020

LIVE TIMETABLE, COMING SOON!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIMETABLE IS GOVERNED BY THE TIDAL FLOW IN SALCOMBE HARBOUR. WHEN THE TIDE IS OUT THE FERRY CANNOT GET TO KINGSBRIDGE. THE TIME OF HIGH WATER (HARBOUR FULL OF WATER) ADVANCES EVERY DAY WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THE TIMETABLE CHANGES SO MUCH EVERY WEEK.

Please contact us if you are planning a trip in advance and we will be more than happy to help you work out how to get the best out of this unique ferry service.

  TIMETABLE + INFORMATION - Please ring 07967597527 if you have any questions at all.

 

 FARES 2020

FERRY SERVICE (Kingsbridge & Salcombe)

35min

£10 SINGLE / £17 RETURN **

 

AROUND THE CREEKS CRUISE 

approx 2hr15min

£20

HARBOUR CRUISE

approx 1 hr 45min

£18

SHORT HARBOUR CRUISE

approx 45min

£13

TIPS ON HOW TO USE THE FERRY SERVICE

A good alternative to a harbour cruise is to take a return ferry trip which takes in most of

Salcombe harbour BUT NOT the seaward entrance to the harbour or the heads of creek

Creeks cruises depart from Kingsbridge only. If you would like to join the cruise from

Salcombe then please take the ferry to Kingsbridge and stay on board to join the cruise.

The ferry fare from Salcombe to Kingsbridge and back will be ½ price if you are staying on board for a Creeks cruise. 

 

Eating out - When the high water tides are in the evenings then check the timetable for suitable times that would make it easy to catch the ferry to either Salcombe or Kingsbridge and stay for a drink and/or meal before catching the last ferry back.

** FREQUENT TRAVELLER BONUS CARD AVAILABLE - Please ask crew for details

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

Please ensure you wear a face mask before you board and maintain social distancing whilst queuing.

If you have any Covid-19 related symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has then you should not present yourself for boarding our ferry. Please use the hand sanitiser and follow crew instructions about where to sit. 

The number of passengers allowed for each trip will depend on the number of social groups/ family bubbles that can sit together.

 

Please be understanding if we are unable to take you aboard because of social distancing requirements and join us for another trip.

CHILDREN

Children (4-14yrs) receive a 50% discount on all prices listed above. Infants (0-4yrs) travel for free.

BUGGIES, DOGS AND BIKES

No problem with any of the above. Dogs on leads please with well behaved owners! Your ferry crew will help you with the stowage of bikes and buggies.

PAYMENT

Unfortunately, we can only accept cash on-board. Please ensure you bring sufficient funds with you on the day. Change will be given in plastic bags. You could leave this change untouched for 72 hours to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

PARKING

We do not have any parking spaces associated with the ferry or cruise services. Please ensure you use public parking spaces and ensure you make sufficient allowances for transferring to and from the ferry, as well as fluctuations of journey times. The Kingsbridge Salcombe Ferry Company Ltd cannot be held responsible for any subsequent charges, incurred as a result of delayed journeys. Please note that there is no permission for ferry passengers to use The Crabshell Inn for car parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access is often possible but always governed by the daily tides. If in doubt we do ask that you contact us (07967597527) in advance so we can ensure minimum disruption to your day. Please note that the ferry landing at Salcombe is at the bottom of some steep steps and the Kingsbridge landing is not always on the level. 

MISSED THE LAST FERRY?

Tally Ho! coaches operate an hourly (approx.) 606 bus service between Kingsbridge

and Salcombe (Mon-Sat) if you miss the ferry. Click here for bus times.

Please note there is only a limited bus service in the evenings and on Sundays

CANCELLATION

In rare circumstances, sailings may be cancelled or timetables changed without notice if conditions or circumstances necessitate.

Very windy or wet /miserable weather are some of the most usual reasons for cancellations so always check if you're not sure if the ferry service is running.

You can check in the following simple ways:

• Ferry Noticeboards at Kingsbridge Steamer Steps or Salcombe Ferry Inn Steps

• Websites: hellokingsbridge or salcombetourism

• Telephone : Ferry office 07481896183 or Kingsbridge TIC 01548 853195 or Salcombe TIC 01548 843927

or contact us on

facebook: kingsbridgesalcombeferry

or email: ferryoffice@kingsbridgesalcombeferry.com

 

or telephone  07481896183 for recorded messages about changes to timetable.

If you have ANY questions whatsoever before travelling or planning a journey with us, please don't hesitate to get in touch, via our contact page, or via the chat window in the bottom right hand corner of this screen or ring 07967597527.

FEEDBACK

 

We are the same people who have been operating Rivermaid for 2017-2019 which explains the feedback below referring to Rivermaid.   Rivermaid has moved out of Salcombe and we have bought a "new to Salcombe" ferry called St Mawes Castle. She will be re-named Lady Mary at the end of March 2020. We really do like to hear from our passengers. The incredible backdrop of our service means there's often an interesting story to tell & the feedback you provide is always used to ensure we continue to offer a wonderful service.

 
 

GALLERY

 

CONTACT US

 

 

TEL: 07967 597527

EMAIL: ferryoffice@kingsbridgesalcombeferry.com