These times are approximate, when sailing in the area on our Cornish Shrimpers or the Jeanneau you will need to take into consideration weather conditions and sea state.
Our motor boats can take you around to Falmouth in around forty minutes or so, where you will usually be able to see plenty of impressive ships and boats, stop off on a visitor pontoon (for a small fee) to explore the historic town, or grab something to eat in one of the many pubs and restaurants it offers.
Malpas is about an hour and a quarter up river, it is a pretty village situated at the junction of the Truro and Tresillian rivers. The Heron Inn was built in 1830 and is a great place to stop of coffee or lunch. There is a visitors pontoon which has small charge, it is accessible all states of tide.
Visit Trellissick House
An impressive National Trust property with stunning gardens and grounds, is located overlooking the mouth of the river Fal around a forty minute journey away. It has a visitor pontoon allowing you to arrive by water to enjoy a look around the grounds or a visit to the tea room (bring your National Trust cards for a walk through the gardens).
Visit the Helford river
By Shrimper under sail it will take around two and a half hours depending on weather conditions to get to the Helford. There are good anchoring spots in the mouth of Gillan Creek, on the south side of the river itself up to the Voose north cardinal mark, or in Durgan Bay to the north. The Pool is the river’s main mooring area, there are about 25 visitors’ moorings, all identified by a green pick-up or main buoy. £16 per night up. Fun fact: Frenchman’s Creek is both the title and setting of the enchanting Daphne du Maurier novel.
2023 UPDATE – Due to Truro Harbour Authority now requiring a life raft to be carried beyond Black Rock, if you wish to sail out of the estuary towards; Swanpool, Maenporth or Helford you MUST either rent a life raft from us, £15 per day, or provide your own, serviced and appropriately sized life raft. Booking in advance is essential as it is strictly prohibited to leave the estuary with out one, no exceptions can be made and we have a limited number of life rafts. We are very sorry for this inconvenience, the Harbour Authority has given us no choice.
Visit St Mawes
The pretty fishing village of St Mawes is less than an hour away, and again it offers visitor pontoons to allow you to moor your boat and stop off to explore or enjoy some fish and chips. There is a small charge for using their pontoon, and they are only accessible at certain tide heights on which we can advise on your arrival or earlier call.
Visit Pandora Inn
If good food and drink is what you’re after, the pretty Pandora Inn is just around the corner from us in the entrance to Restronguet Creek, approximately fifteen minutes away. Please contact us if you would like to visit it and we can advise on a suitable day/time. Please heed our advise or you will spend several hours stuck in the mud, longingly watching others enjoying their pints whilst you are utterly unable to have your own
History & Wildlife
There is a huge amount to see, from the two Henry VIII castles on Pendennis Point and St Mawes, which once protected the Carrick Roads from the Spanish Armada, to the plentiful wildlife. Herons, little egrets, buzzards and cormorants abound, with the chance of spotting a kingfisher.
You may well see the head of a curious seal popping out of the water, or a group of them soaking up the sun on Black Rock at a low tide. If you’re very lucky, you may be joined by a pod of dolphins or porpoises.
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