We are now closed for the winter

we will be back up and running April 2021


OPEN APRIL 1st - OCTOBER 30th annually


SINCE 1954


Established in 1954, Falmouth Boat Hire has consistently delivered on customer satisfaction, unforgettable memories (the good kind!) and friendly, professional service. Our competitive prices are some of the best locally considering our boats are large, easy to manoeuvre and posses a distinct "Cathedral Hull" design that increases stability on the water even in rougher weather compared to the typical 'flat bottom' or 'V hull' designs. 

'Self Drive Steve' is the current owner of Falmouth Boat HIre, with 22 years experience in boat hire and tourism, Steve has built up his other boat hire company, Fowey Boat Hire also in Cornwall and has set out to continue to provide satisfaction and value for money for tourists and locals alike. The current manager of Falmouth Boat Hire is an incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable young boatman named Anthony. Anthony started as a cleaner on the boats during his teens, has worked for three different owners of FBH over the years and has a great passion for his boats, customers and work! 



Explore the beauty of the River Fal. Head out on one the UK's most beautiful bodies of water. An hour will get you half way up the river and back (roughly 7-8 mile round trip), two hours provides for time to do the whole 16 mile round trip to Trelisick House and back to Custom House Quay. Three hours or more gives you time to stop at one of the many spectacular locations en route...



Our Pilot 520 Cabin Boats are roughly 17ft long (or as the 520 in the name would suggest, 5.2 metres). They can accommodate up to 6 people including any dogs. Equipped with wheel steering for much easier handling (as opposed to your typical tiller steering), a 8HP outboard (roughly does around 8/mph at full speed, which is plenty for the 16 mile round trip in a 2 hour window) and roughly 50% of the boat is covered in case of cold winds or rain...



1 Hour | £35 

2 Hour | £45 

3 Hour | £65 

4 Hour | £85 

5 Hour | £95 

6 Hour | £105 

7 Hour | £110 

8 Hour | £120 


Self Drive Shed, Custom House Quay 

Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JT


Tel: 07951 610 247



Currently the 6th highest reviewed out of 38 In Falmouth For Tourism On trip advisor

Anthony & Sid were so fantastic. They helped me plan the most beautiful wedding proposal! So grateful to them, and she absolutely loved it!

Really recommend the 4 hour trip, super for a picnic and the best way to spend the summer in Cornwall!

Cheers lads!

Such a fantastic day out. Just 2 of us on the lovely little boat. So easy to use. Anthony was incredibly helpful. Brilliant customer service. Will definitely use again if in Falmouth.

Lovely service, Anthony is warm, friendly and genuine.

Cracking trip from Falmouth harbour, 3 hours is a good time to run up and back with a stop for coffee.

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