St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula are almost surrounded by water – make the most of your visit and explore the Fal Estuary on a river trip, or enjoy the superb facilities for watersports activities such as kayaking, canoeing or sailing.If you are a landlubber at heart, you can glimpse the waters surrounding the Roseland from the King Harry Ferry (vehicle ferry), or feel the seabreeze on the St Mawes Ferry (foot passengers only) which offers year-round connections to Falmouth. Another recommendation is to sit back and enjoy the lovely river scenery on one of the boat trips to the National Trust garden at Trelissick.
The Place passenger ferry links St Mawes to the St Antony Headland during the summer months. The headland here is the perfect place to view the local working boats racing, or to see the magnificent vessels that take part in the Falmouth Week, Falmouth Classics or the Pendennis Cup.
If water is your thing, the secluded creeks and the more challenging open water of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay are ideal for exploring by kayak or canoe. You can bring your own or hire a canoe or kayak on the Roseland.
Ask at the Sailing Club in St Mawes for sailing opportunities, or if you want to brush up on your sailing skills, locals are often looking for crew!
St Mawes offers plenty of facilities for visiting yachtsman too. Local boatyards offer a full range of services, including assistance with moorings, storage, launching, repairs and much more.