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SINCE 1954


Explore the beauty of Falmouth, Carrick Roads and the River Fal. Head out on one the UK's most beautiful bodies of water. In an hour you would be able to see Falmouth Harbour, Falmouth Docks, both St Mawes and Pendennis Castles and the scenic Carrick Roads.  (roughly 7-8 mile round trip) Two hours provides for time to do the whole 16 mile round trip to Smugglers Cottage and back to Custom House Quay(Everything you can see on the 1 hour hire plus exploring the beautiful River Fal). Three hours or more gives you time to stop at one of the many spectacular locations en route including St Mawes, Mylor Harbour, Pandora Inn, Trelissick Gardens and Malpas Village.......


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 5 people and 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...


All our prices are inclusive
of VAT at 20% 

1 Hour | £45

2 Hour | £75 

3 Hour | £105 

4 Hour | £130

5 Hour | £160

6 Hour | £180

7 Hour | £205

8 Hour | £230


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. 

Recently 'Falmouth Boat Hire' has become 'Falmouth and Penryn Boat Hire Ltd.'. Dave Fearn is the managing director running in partnership with George Pill. Between them they have over 60 years worth of experience and knowledge of boating in the local harbour, rivers and waterways. From rowing around the harbour as young boys, crewing as teenagers to skippering their own fleet of pleasure boats. Both owners have spent their lives working in the boating and tourism industry in the local area so be rest assured that they will always strive to provide satisfaction, value for money and a great experience.

Falmouth and Penryn Boat Hire runs April through to October day in day out (weather permitting). On arrival you will have a full safety brief of how to use the equipment provided, where you can and can't go and also a brief introduction to your vessel. Hire times span from just 1 hour right up to 8 hour hires. So why not book yourself a trip to explore the beautiful scenery of Falmouth, Carrick Roads and the River Fal.


Self Drive Shed, Custom House Quay

Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JT

Tel: 07951 610 247

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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.

For Harbour and River Cruises

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