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Falmouth Pleasure Cruises

2 Marlborough Grove, Falmouth TR11 2RP, England
+44 1326 212939
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Having enjoyed the trip from Falmouth harbour across Falmouth Bay and up the Helford River as far... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Barry C
Helston, United Kingdom
A lovely little river trip

Although it was a bit of a drizzly day we decided to go on a river trip to the Helford river... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
London, Uk
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Daily boat trips on board the Princessa from the Prince of Wales Pier Falmouth TR11 3DF. We offer two trips a day down to the Helford River 11am returning 1.15pm and 2pm returning 4.15pm ( Thursdays throught to Tuesdays) Wednesdays we depart ant 12noon returning 2.10pm and 2.15pm returning 4.30pm. All trips are weather and circumstance permitting, all times are approximate. When the weather/ wind direction is unsuitable for the Helford River Cruise we offer trips up through the River Fal.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Marlborough Grove, Falmouth TR11 2RP, England
+44 1326 212939
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Having enjoyed the trip from Falmouth harbour across Falmouth Bay and up the Helford River as far as Frenchman's Creek, on a previous occasion, my daughter and I decided to make the most of the good weather by taking this cruise on the MV Princessa....More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Although it was a bit of a drizzly day we decided to go on a river trip to the Helford river. However on enquiring we were told that because of mist the trip was instead going up the Fal and was therefore a bit cheaper....More

1  Thank scullyx100
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The weather was lovely so we made a quick decision to do this cruise, we arrived 30mins before she sailed, this was a good move as the top deck filled up quite quickly after that. We set sail to a commentary that at times was...More

Thank sheffieldwanderer
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was a pleasant enough cruise to Frenchmans Creek but beware we had to kill three hours in Falmouth waiting for it. We booked the 11am sailing at the pier office a day in advance. On arrival, we were advised by the apologetic skipper that...More

1  Thank 4everhopePhil
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We took this boat from the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth, along the coast and up the Helford Passage. The views of the coast from the sea were excellent. The commentary very informative. The boat itself had plenty of space for the number of...More

Thank caroline3
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were picked up by bus in Truro and taken on a pleasant trip down to our boat. A few minutes later and we were heading towards the Helford river. Places of interest were pointed out to us and also the history of the area....More

Thank Barrie M
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A pleasant way to spend an afternoon in Falmouth. It took a couple of hours and we went as far as Helford. Good weather made the trip all the better.

Thank noomski
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Took my Dad on this 2 1/4 hr boat ride. He loved it. It was nice to see the coast from out at sea and the calm weather made for a very comfortable journey. The two who ran the boat were very helpful and cheerful....More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the MV Princessa trip up the Helford river from the Prince of Wales Quay in Falmouth. The weather was good and the sea state slight. The commentary from the skipper was informative and entertaining although an understanding of the Cornish dialect...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A day trip to Falmouth sharing our daughter-in-laws' birthday we treated her to a trip on the MV Princessa from Falmouth to and along the Helford river and a very enjoyable trip it was. The guide was very informative and friendly and helped to make...More

1  Thank Trikkitikki
leeann18309, Manager at Falmouth Pleasure Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We aim to give every passenger an enjoyable experience. Our crew are always have to help and if any issues are brought to the crews attention whilst on the trip they are dealt with straight away. The toilets are checked...More

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