We operate a unique ferry service that connects the scenic towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Our vessel ‘The Lady Mary’ is a Maritime & Coatguard Agency certified 50 seat passenger ferry, perfectly suited to the tranquil beauty of the harbour and surrounding area.
Join us for a leisurely trip between the towns or look out for one our extended harbour & creeks cruises, which provide an even greater experience of the local scenery and wildlife.
We are more than just a ferry service. We provide an authentic and unforgettable experience for anyone visiting South Devon; capturing the essence of the Kingsbridge Estuary and Salcombe Harbour from the safety and comfort of a Maritime & Coastguard Agency approved vessel.
Our ferry service between Kingsbridge and Salcombe operates around the coming and going of the tides, so we advise you to check our timetable in advance. When the tide does work in our favour, we also offer extended Harbour Cruises, Creeks Cruises and various Special Events. We hope also to offer coast cruises for 2021.
Our normal season is April to October; however, we also operate over the Christmas/ New Year period.
Before you travel to catch a ferry or a cruise, we do recommend checking our website noticeboard or Facebook page for service updates.
FEEDBACK & REVIEWS
We love to hear from our customers. Here is some recent feedback we have received...
We had an amazing trip this Sunday on the rivermaid. It is the best way to enjoy Kingsbridge and Salcombe estuary. Peaceful and relaxing. Really friendly staff who are very helpful and chatty. The angry woman from previous reviews is definitely a thing of the past. Fun, scenic and a great mini adventure.
Love The Rivemaid. If you're visiting Kingsbridge, you MUST take a trip - the very best way to see the estuary and Kingsbridge and Salcombe from the water.
I've just read the review I wrote in September 2017. Nothing much had changed except the weather was better this year! We had a lovely cruise down the estuary,seeing some cormorants, redshanks and a heron on the way and a lovely cup of hot chocolate. This trip is always one of the highlights of of our Kingsbridge holidays and long may it be so. Lovely clean boat, friendly chatty crew, great scenery, it’s difficult to think of a nicer way to spend a September Sunday afternoon.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We are passionate about running an exceptional service in our beautiful corner of the world.
Please let us know of your experiences and stories aboard the Lady Mary!