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Littlehampton Ferry

| or Littlehampton Yacht Club West Bank of River Arun, Littlehampton BN17 6LR, England
+44 7971 843636
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Cruise the fastest River in Southern England

A brilliant little ferry to take you from the bustle of the East side of the River Arun, with its... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
terryellis
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Cute little trip to west beach

Cute little trip to west beach. Clean tidy and courteous staff. Better on a warm day. Price is... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
rebel_riot
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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The Littlehampton Ferry is the best way to cross the River Arun. It links the East and West banks of the River Arun in Littlehampton. It operates between Town Quay & The Littlehampton Yacht Club. We can carry up to 12 passengers and dogs go for free! Hours of Operation Open every day during school holidays & weekends if it's not too wet and windy. Ferry will run roughly every 20 mins or when full. There is no stop off at Arundel. Up to 5 harbour trips per day (these can be booked in advance and times may vary) Parking There is parking on the West bank at the Littlehampton Yacht Club and on the East side at the Green (West) for up to 1 hour. Please pay the ferry skipper for parking at the Littlehampton Yacht Club. Harbour Tours The ferry also operates harbour tours of Littlehampton. The Passengers are informed of the local history of the area, the shipbuilding and local attractions and wildlife are pointed out. About The Ferry This is the 5th year in operation and is a joint venture between the Littlehampton Town Council, the Littlehampton Yacht Club, Robert Boyce and the East/West Beach Cafes. The ferry service links the town centre with the sandy beaches, golf course and yacht clubs on the West bank of the River Arun. The boat was specifically sourced in Florida in the US and was shipped over to the UK to become the first and only one of its kind to operate in the UK. It is a pontoon boat that is very stable and capable of carrying 12 passengers (and skipper) and is run over the holidays and summer months. There is luxury seating for 12 and a sun canopy. There are dedicated pontoons on either side of the river for easy access. The ferry can carry buggies, bikes and well behaved dogs. There are 2 easy access gates so passengers can step aboard with ease. There is disabled access from both the East and West Banks. Please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.
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| or Littlehampton Yacht Club West Bank of River Arun, Littlehampton BN17 6LR, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A brilliant little ferry to take you from the bustle of the East side of the River Arun, with its fantastic new Promenade and the myriad of fish and Chip Shops, it is the Seaside after all, to the clam on the West Beach side....More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Cute little trip to west beach. Clean tidy and courteous staff. Better on a warm day. Price is ok. Will use again

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here today , met our driver ( George) may i add he was lovely made us feel safe and welcome ...we will be back for another visit very soon .

1  Thank Mrs S
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Well you are at the seaside and have had an ice cream, fish and chips and a walk on the prom, so next try out the ferry when it is working, it is only a short trip unless you want a trip around the harbour...More

1  Thank terryellis
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fi0nab0yce, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you Terry for your lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip. See you aboard again soon. kind regards Fiona

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

After a long walk from town me, my wife and pet dog Shadow were heading towards the beach from the Look and Sea Harbour Lights Cafe. We saw the advertising for the ferry trip and decided to have a ride to pass on 20 minutes...More

1  Thank Graeme R
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fi0nab0yce, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thank you for the great review you wrote of the Littlehampton Ferry. I'm delighted you enjoyed the trip! See you aboard again soon.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Happy to take your money if your doing the tour, possibly somewhat un interested if you want to get a ferry across the river . Definitely need some way of telling passengers that after waiting 20 minutes the people who want to do the tour...More

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fi0nab0yce, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hi, I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience on the ferry. Negative feedback such as "false advertising" is untrue as we advertise that we run both as a Ferry for river crossings and harbour tours. We have to run both as a Ferry and harbour...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

unpredictable despite times shown on board...no trips to Arundel unless pre booked private party in evening in advance was £1 each way to West Beach last year now £2More

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Feebee11, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ferry. Yes, we are limited by the weather. We live in England after all and the weather open stops play! We cannot safely run in the pouring rain or strong winds no do people want to...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

When I hear the word ferry I am transported back to Latin lessons centuries ago where as a lad I battled with the graphic descriptions of Aeneas's decent into the underworld (praise be for the Penguin Classics Translation) held under the desk. I remember the...More

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fi0nab0yce, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the trip to Arundel and back. We hope to see you aboard again soon. Fiona

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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Very hit and miss, crew don't seem to have any enthusiasm, bit of a non event which is a shame, they do trips up and down the river which is a bit better but can cause problems with crossings as a ferry.More

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fi0nab0yce, Owner at Littlehampton Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

I'm sorry that you had a disappointing experience on the ferry and reviewed us 6 months after the trip. We are a very small business and really try to keep all our customers happy. We need to run both the river trips and ferry crossings...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2016

Loved our little ride across the river and then onto a great walk along the dunes on the West Beach Side - Fish and chips at the cafe and then a lovely little ride back . What a lovely idea.

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Hi - yes we take dogs for free but they must stay on the floor and not on the seats. Sorry about the length of time to get back to you - I was not alerted there was a message and came across it by chance when I checked the... More
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