Activities on the water in St Mawes and on the Roseland

 

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, or Truro.

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.

 

Fal River Ferries

St Mawes Ferry

St Mawes Ferry

These beautiful wooden passenger ferries link St Mawes with Falmouth 364 days a year. Call in to the Roseland Visitor Centre for timetables and money off vouchers.

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Visit the St Mawes Ferry website for more information
Enterprise Boats

Enterprise Boats

Enjoy a trip up the stunning Fal River to Trelissick Gardens aboard Enterprise Boats.

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Visit the Enterprise Boats website for more information
Place Ferry

Place Ferry

Head on over to Place and across St Mawes harbour to explore St Anthony’s headland and some great beaches.

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Visit the Place Ferry website for more information
King Harry Ferry

King Harry Ferry

Let the chains take the strain on the world-famous King Harry Ferry, connecting the Roseland to the Falmouth side of the river.

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Visit the King Harry website for more information
St Mawes Kayaks

St Mawes Kayaks

Based right in St Mawes harbour, and a great way to explore the surrounding water and spot some wildlife..

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Visit the St Mawes Kayaks website for more information
Pasco's Boatyard

Pasco's Boatyard

Pasco’s Boatyard at St Just in Roseland – offering summer moorings and winter storage.

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Visit the Pasco's Boatyard website for more information