The ferry runs between Helford Passage and Helford Village.
The ferry operates from Good Friday or 1st April to October 31st. The ferry will run on demand between 9:30 am and 5.00 pm. Later crossing may be considered, please speak to the ferryman.
Very occasionally, because of very bad weather, we have to cancel the ferry. This is unusual, but if storms are forecast it might be advisable to contact us before your journey.
History of the Ferry
The ferry connecting the North and South banks of the Helford River has been running continuously since the Middle Ages.
Then, it was a vital link for the communities providing transportation for local produce to the markets in Falmouth. The cart and driver travelled on the ferry and the horse swam along behind!
These days travel is slightly more conventional and the ferry is purely a passenger ferry although bicycles, dogs and pushchairs can all be accommodated.
Its customers use it mainly for pleasure, to visit the several beautiful gardens on the banks of the Helford, the pubs and also to enjoy the many interesting walks.
Season tickets are available on request. Babies, pushchairs and dogs can be accommodated at no extra charge
Ferry Departure Locations