On board the luxury motor boat Windana, the harbourside town of Fowey is just a one hour cruise from the port of Falmouth, passing the south coast villages of Portscatho, Gorran Haven and Mevagissey on the way.
Fowey is an attractive and popular holiday destination with its historic town and natural harbour being a haven for yachtsmen (both motor and sail) with many boats cruising to the harbour from Salcombe, Dartmouth and Plymouth, as well as Falmouth. Fowey Regatta week in August is a particularly busy and lively time when the locals provide a whole host of events both on land and on sea for visitors to enjoy either as a spectator or as a participant. The Red Arrows aerial display is a major attraction during this week of events.
Fowey is an exporting port for china clay and watching the pilot boats manoeuvre the huge ships in the harbour to be pulled upstream to the commercial jetties is quite a sight; slightly more nerve wracking if you are moored up on one of the outer harbour moorings!
On the opposite bank, also at the mouth of the river, is the village of Polruan with a regular passenger ferry connecting the two villages.
Fowey town has a good selection of shops and galleries and plenty of choice for food and drink – a perfect destination, weather permitting, for your day’s charter.
A charter on board Windana can be booked for 2 persons, up to 10 persons, and tailored to suit your requirements or celebrations – larger parties can be booked by arrangement with a second boat.
Full Day Charter – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Morning Charter – 9.00am to 1.00pm
Afternoon Charter – 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Evening Charter – 6pm to 10pm
We are happy to arrange other times to suit you if these fit in with our other charter commitments. Suggested itineraries are included below but please do discuss any other special requirements you may have or if you have a specific destination that you wish to visit. Any proposed charter itinerary is subject to suitable weather conditions on the day and the Skipper’s decision is final.
Itinerary 1 – Half Day Charter
Depart Falmouth Marina, cruise through inner and outer harbour including the docks, travel north up the River Fal (Carrick Roads) past Mylor Harbour where you will find Castaways Wine Bar and Restaurant (a stop can be arranged if you wish) and on to Restronguet Creek and Point. Continue the cruise to Loe Beach, Pill Creek, Trelissick House and Gardens and past the King Harry Ferry. We can journey north to Truro (tides permitting) or return down river to visit the harbourside village of St Mawes and go ashore if you wish. If time permits we could cross Falmouth Bay and visit the picturesque Helford River before returning to Falmouth Marina in time for lunch.
Itinerary 2 – Full Day Charter
Similar to half day but taken at a slower pace so you can choose to visit one or more of the top quality pubs and restaurants in and around the river. Or you can choose to bring your own food with you and we can drop Windana’s anchor to relax and enjoy lunch on board.
Alternatively, and weather permitting, we can cruise up to the pretty harbour village of Fowey (approx 1 hour at sea) where you can go ashore and enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of the town and take in the sights. We will return to Falmouth in time to explore parts of the river and possibly spot a seal or two at the entrance to Carrick Roads.
Amazing day out, best day of our holiday for kids and adults!
Thank you for an unforgettable trip - a really wonderful experience.
It is difficult to imagine a more perfect place in the world to spend a day.