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Address: Customs House Quay | Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3JQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 7951 610247
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Self drive boats for hire in Falmouth. The boats are licensed to carry 6...

Self drive boats for hire in Falmouth. The boats are licensed to carry 6 people, fully insured, highly reliable, very safe for families and are suitable for day cruising or pottering around the harbour for an hour or so.Our most popular hire is the half day and can be booked online quickly and easily. Your boat will be waiting for you on the day.No experience whatsoever is needed, we give you full instruction and a map and will talk you through the various options available for you to explore.We also offer river experiences that include Cornish picnics!A day you'll never forget.

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Great 4 hours spent

Really enjoyed our time on the boat and great to see falmouth from a different view. We wished we would have booked for a longer time as there is still so much more to discover... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
fox14592
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our time on the boat and great to see falmouth from a different view. We wished we would have booked for a longer time as there is still so much more to discover! Will see you again.

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1 Thank fox14592
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Brilliant feedback, thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Oaksey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A compact boat. Life jackets on before boarding, a few lessons in using the throttle and steering and then we were away across the harbour. No boats including the ferries were able to sail if the sea was a bit rough.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

What a pleasure to do business with Falmouth Boat Hire! The perfect way to spend an afternoon on the water, pretty little boat, very safe, tidy, clean and so much to enjoy from the water, even if you are not allowed, quite rightly, to venture too far. Would thoroughly recommend them as the best company to hire a boat from,... More 

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2 Thank Elizabeth P
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Fabulous review, thank you so much for your kind words, and taking the time to post. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went on a four hour trip yesturday 24,08, So easy to book and pay for online, with a reminder the day of the trip, Staff were happy and helpful and even let us out 15 mins early rather than make us sit about. Shame the car park right next to it is a 3 hour max stay, but a few... More 

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2 Thank Mike C
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Mike, thanks for that cracking review. So pleased you and your family had a brilliant experience, look forward to seeing you another time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Relaxing cruise enjoying the sites of the Fal. Great views of St Mawes castle and nice stop offs at Pandora's Inn for a meal dockside and for a pint at The Castaway. Boats go a bit slow but perfect nonetheless for an easy trip. Good value for money!

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3 Thank Mike P
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you had a great experience. Really appreciate you taking the time to write this. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This isn't your usual review as I never got the chance to enjoy the hire of a boat but more a review.of the business and its great attitude to customer service. I hired a boat as a treat for me and the missus but unfortunately on the day the weather was bad. We were sat at home debating whether to... More 

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4 Thank Mark C
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

So very kind!! We're looking forward to welcoming you in the future. More 

derby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service excellent activity,, thoroughly enjoyed would highly recomend to all,,, falmouth is really lovley the young man who ran this was very formativevkind and helpful we really enjoyed it....

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4 Thank luan36
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Really appreciate your review it's very important to us we provide a fantastic experience for our customers. Thanks once again. More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a fantastic self hire boat trip on the river Fal. The owner was most friendly and helpful. The scenery was beautiful, the boat felt safe and all five of us enjoyed a wee turn at driving. Good value for money - thoroughly recommend!

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4 Thank Theresa A
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Delighted to hear this it makes all the team smile and continues to help us provide excellent experiences. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We hired a boat for the afternoon to explore the Fal river. The boat was very easy to operate and manoeuvre even for a complete novice like me. We covered about 13 miles with a pub stop at the Pandora Inn, where we were able to moor directly on the pub's own jetty. A small map was attached to the... More 

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5 Thank Andy417
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Some great points well made too, very helpful. Appreciate you taking the time. We hope to see you again. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Really good fun, and friendly helpful staff to get you in the boat and give you directions. It's really easy to drive, so go for it. The river/estuary is a bit restricted on what you can do/visit in half a day, but great fun nonetheless.

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9 Thank Jon M
Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we're delighted you had a great experience. Thanks again. More 

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