King Harry Ferry
The King Harry Ferry is an iconic part of Cornwall’s history. Established in 1888, it connects St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula with Feock, Truro and Falmouth by avoiding the alternative 27 mile route through Truro & Tresillian.
One of only five chain ferries in England, it departs every 20 minutes from each side, 7 days a week and the ferry is a key transport link for visitors and locals alike. The King Harry Ferry offers its passengers the chance to avoid miles of congested roads and once aboard you can get out and enjoy the slow river crossing which takes in one of Cornwall’s deepest and most beautiful rivers – The River Fal. The new ferry with its glass side, chain viewing windows and touch screen information display is combining state of the art technology with a traditional friendly service.
There has been a ferry operating here for more than 500 years since it was established by charter. The new ferry is the 7th to operate a vehicle service since 1888. The ferry bridge crosses King Harry’s Reach which is part of the Pilgrims’ Way to St Michael’s Mount and is named after King Henry VI, the Lancastrian King. The passage was called ‘Kybyllys’ which means ferryboat in cornish.
Summer Service – 1st April to 30th September
Monday to Friday 7.20am – 9.20pm
Sunday 9.00am – 9.20pm
Winter Service – 1st October to 31st March
Weekdays/Saturdays 7.20am – 7.20pm
Sunday 9.00am – 7.20pm
OPEN Bank Holidays except Christmas Day
Ferry Service every 20 minutes