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Great view of the massive container ship in port on leaving Felixstowe

Lovely adventure especially for children. Harwich is so different unspoiled and relaxing. When we... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Small foot ferry.

Small foot ferry for felixstowe, Harwich and shotly. Bikes and dogs can come to. Try seal watching... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Foot and Bicycle Ferry connecting Harwich, Shotley and Felixstowe since 1912.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Felixstowe Harbour | At the End of Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, England
+44 1728 666329
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Lovely adventure especially for children. Harwich is so different unspoiled and relaxing. When we visited the light ship which had been a pirate radio station was open for viewing it was really interesting especially to me a child of the 60s who rembered radio Caroline

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank landlubber66
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Small foot ferry for felixstowe, Harwich and shotly. Bikes and dogs can come to. Try seal watching from shotly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jjsriley
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went over with a group of people from Yacht club for Harwich Sea shanty weekend. When ever we have travelled on ferry we are have been looked after extremely well. Never any problems. Staff great fun. We decided to get an earlier trip back due...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

It was a very windy day when we visited, so it was no surprise that the ferry across the estuaries was not running. However, there was no information displayed to this effect and the general signage at the Felixstowe end of the ferry journey was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeworcester2017
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This ferry was excellent, there was plenty of room on it,it operated to its timetable,the staff were good,and it was surprising fast smooth ferry,only small irk,was you board the ferry at Felixstowe,from a shingle beach which moves underfoot, for a older person may be hard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank F831IHpatriciak
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Needed a short break for a rest didn't realise how lovely Old Harwich is. We spent all day on the ferry going backwards and forwards to Felixstowe and Shotley. Getting up close to the maasive container ships, walking around the bird sanctuary, watching the yachts...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurie B
Reviewed September 17, 2018

What a lovely day on the water. Great to see the huge container ships up close. Very calm crossing boarding from the beach in Felixstowe. Mango sorbet in the Harwich quay cafe then over to shotley. Back to Harwich to return to Felixstowe. Can't fault...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnT2113
Reviewed September 5, 2018

While staying at Felixstowe we took the foot ferry to Harwich The ferry was on time and VERY efficient

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We went across to Harwich for the day from Felixstowe and had a very pleasant ride on the ferry. Dogs were allowed on so that was a bonus. We got a return for 2 people and 2 dogs which cost £22. I thought this was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoanneA1487
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This great ferry took us from Felixstowe to Harwich, then on to Shotley, where we disembarked. We had a fantastic but easy riverside walk towards Chelmondistion, and returned for a lovely lunch at The Shipwreck in Shotley. Picked up the ferry again for a trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 9, 2019|
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Response from jjsriley | Reviewed this property |
Hi , you need to look on there web site , and you can book and pay for tickets on the site. would advise booking tickets at peak times to make sure you cross the river when you want. staff are helpfull and will help loading... More
April 22, 2017|
Response from HarbourFerry | Property representative |
Harwich to Felixstowe 15 minutes. Shotley to Harwich 7 minutes. one way. roundtrip is 57 minutes.