Plymouth boat trips & cruises

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Plymouth Boat Trips & Cruises

The best way to discover Britain’s Ocean City is from the water. Plymouth has such a wonderful, sprawling waterfront which is all very accessible and waiting to be discovered. Whether you want to explore the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand across the Tamar, hop on the waterlink from the Barbican to the Royal William Yard for a spot of lunch or cast a line on one of the popular fishing trips, there are boats ready and waiting to ferry you around. 

Most of the Plymouth boat trips and cruises set off from the historic Barbican area.

Look out for the Plymouth Boat Trips company, they provide private charters, fishing trips as well as cruises along the coast taking in the sights. Their office is on Commercial Wharf (PL1 2NX) or you can buy your tickets online.

Plymouth boat trips will take you deep into the heart of the waterways around the river Tamar, Plymouth Sound up to the river Yealm. Hop aboard the harbour cruise  for a great introduction to Plymouth as you take to the waters across the Sound and the stunning.

Plymouth boat trips & cruises

Devon and Cornish coasts on either side. Along past Plymouth Hoe and Drake’s Island with fabulous views across to Mount Edgcumbe. As you cruise along the coast you’ll reach the Royal William Yard and navigate up the river Tamar, into one of the largest Naval Dockyards in Europe and home to nuclear submarines and warships. 

Book a family adventure aboard a bird and wildlife cruise along the river Tamar and river Lynher, listen to the guided commentary and look out for wintering wildfowl and wading birds, you may even spot a spoonbill! If you’re looking for a romantic evening out on the water, sip sundowners and relax on a sunset cruise with a little music along the way to get you in the mood.

Full list and timetables of cruises and boat trips here.  

Plymouth’s waterlinks also offer short trips around to the Royal William Yard and across the river Tamar to Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park. This quick crossing is perfect for a day exploring the beautiful gardens bordering the river and the house which is open to the public.

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