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“The best way to travel between Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes”
Review of Enterprise Boats

Enterprise Boats
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Truro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This unique sea route will take you past iconic maritime locations, historic houses and landmarks, as well as taking you up close to the array of ocean-going vessels laid up at anchor on the upper reaches of the Fal River. You'll cross the third deepest natural harbour in the world when you reach Falmouth with its bustling docks overlooked by two Tudor castles. Snacks, hot refreshments and toilets are available on board and there is also an informative commentary from the boat's skipper.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best way to travel between Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Enterprise boats serves the local Falmouth area and are the best way to really appreciate the coastline. We took three trips with Enterprise during our week long holiday.

We travelled between and Falmouth and St Mawes and on our outward journey we were lucky enough to see dolphins in the bay. The captain of the boat was great and followed the dolphins for about 15 minutes which meat we really got to see them and at one point they were diving in and out of the water at the bow of the boat. We then resumed our journey to St Mawes.

We also travelled to Trelisick Gardens; however on the day that we intended to travel (we were on the boat waiting to depart) my other half had an awful migraine and was not well enough to go. The captain was great and let us disembark and the gentleman in the ticket booth said we could use our tickets on another day of our choosing when my other half was better. When we did travel between Falmouth and Trelissick, the journey was really lovely taking in the scenery of the. Fal.

Our last trip was on our final day of the holiday when we decided to travel from Falmouth up the Fal to Truro. When we arrived in Truro there was a bus transfer from the riverside to the centre of Truro which was included in our boat ticket.

The Enterprise team are friendly and professional and very knowledgeable of the local area. The prices are very reasonable and I would certainly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Ryan W, Manager at Enterprise Boats, responded to this review, 14 October 2014
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Up the lazy river!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

A wonderful way for travel to or from Truro and Falmouth- takes about 1 and a half hours and sure beats the bus or the train-although they provide regular services each way as an alternative.
The tide might stop you from getting all the way to Truro, but at Malpas they provide a bus if it's needed. A super trip!

Visited June 2014
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“River Fal cruise”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Bought a " Mussel ticket" which for a set price £18 allows you to park/ride and float, for a day.
Parked our car down by the Wharf (free) and caught shuttle bus to the Prince of Wales Pier. Then caught small ferry sailing up to Truro. A rain shower for the first 20 minutes then blue sky. We crossed over to St. Mawes, took on some passengers, then progressed up the River Fal. The skipper gave a very interesting commentary on the way up, pointing out various landmarks, etc. The ride up is very pleasant passing the various creeks and landing stages, and with a Mussel Pass, you can hop on and hop off wherever you want.
Had a good look around Truro, then took ferry back to Falmouth. If the weather is reasonable. This is an excellent river trip which I'm sure almost all visitors to Falmouth would enjoy. If you want to go on the water, the Mussel Pass is the way to do it. I'd do it again.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful way to see the area”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We decided to take the boat trip from Falmouth to Truro while staying in Falmouth. The website gives clear information of timetables, which boats stop at which locations and that there will be a bus from Malpas into Truro (and vice-versa) at low tide. We did have to get this bus and found it ready and waiting on docking at Malpas.

The trip itself took about an hour and a half, slightly longer on the return journey due to having to go slightly slower when leaving Malpas due to low waters making navigation difficult. The crew were helpful and friendly and gave a commentary on the outward journey which was both interesting and witty. The commentary was intermittent at points of interest which we felt was better than incessant talking for the sake of it.

We left on time on both trips and when there was a delay docking at St Mawes, the crew explained over the tannoy that there was a queue of people waiting to get in to the harbour.

An adult ticket is £14 which we felt was reasonable for a 3 hour trip and represented good value for money. The number of boats sailing throughout the day gives the option for spending a good amount of time (or less if you want), in whichever location you decide to disembark.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Trip, Shame about the delays.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I've done this trip many times. Had many enjoyable experiences on it, It's a real shame that it's always delayed leaving, And then when you think you're almost at Falmouth, you end up having an hours delay as you unload people at St Mawes despite being told that we were to be dropped at Falmouth first.

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