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Nice trip

Parked up in Polruan (with fantastic views) and walked down to the ferry to cross over to Fowey... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
So Friendly

Great passenger ferry and the ferryman was really super helpful with local information on Polruan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy trip”(3 reviews)
“block house”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Parked up in Polruan (with fantastic views) and walked down to the ferry to cross over to Fowey. The walk down is quite steep and getting onto the ferry isn’t suitable if you are unsteady on your feet (we were fine but thought I’d put...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PhilGemPep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great passenger ferry and the ferryman was really super helpful with local information on Polruan bus times.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HappyBear67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry is a great link between Fowey and Polruan. It only carries 12 passengers, but runs frequently. When the weather is rough, it's quite exciting!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liz L
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

This a great service. Friendly and helpful boatman. We visited Fowey on a sunny day and on a whim hopped on the ferry across to Polruan. It is an interesting place to walk around, and the views from the boat, quay and block house back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 27 January 2019

This is a must from Fowey to travel over to sunny Polruan. Crew were friendly and ferry runs every 15 minutes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vee50
Reviewed 10 December 2018

The only way to arrive in Fowey from Polruan In style. All part of the visit. Love it. Reasonably priced and fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sally G
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Stormy weather made it a bumpy ride but we loved it. Not cheap at £2.20 per person per trip (from memory). Not a lot to see over in Polruan but pleasant little touristy town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Efficient and good value for money. Regular crossings between Polruan and Fowey well into the early evening

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 26 October 2018

If you are in Fowey - do catch the Polruan Ferry over to Polruan and enjoy a few moments on the estuary with great views of both sides. On arriving at Polruan - climb up to the top of the hill and get one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harding_Family123
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a short passenger ferry crossing from Fowey to Polruan. The water was calm and the journey only took a few minutes. There’s a little harbour in Polruan and a very steep hill to walk up with fantastic views across the estuary. It’s certainly easier...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrissieb94
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Charlie L
14 December 2017|
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Response from GRAHAM C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the ferry is a daily service for folk living on the estuary and provides a shuttle service for school children wanting to get to Fowey. It will not be running after dark though during the winter months. Enjoy the... More