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“A great way to spend a few hours!”
Review of Falmouth Boat Hire

Falmouth Boat Hire
Ranked #6 of 31 Tours in Falmouth
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 23, 2013

While staying in Cornwall over the years we have visited Falmouth and, weather permitting, we have enjoyed hiring one of these boats out for a few hours.

I was a bit worried when my husband first suggested it because our grandchildren were quite young at the time but I had no need to worry. You don’t need any experience, the friendly owners always give you full instructions and a map and they are on the end of a phone for the entire trip. The boats are all fully equipped for safety and are really easy to handle and we thoroughly enjoyed our few hours and have done it ever since.

Now all our grandchildren are teenagers, they still ask if we can go on the boats in Falmouth. The argument is always who is going to get to drive the boat first. Now poor Nan and Grandad don’t get a look in!

There are two large car parks – one by Custom House Quay and the other by Discovery Quay - just a few minutes’ walk from the Harbour.

The boats hold up to six people and we think they are good value for money. You have to pay a deposit which is refundable providing, of course, that you don’t sink the boat!

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Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Fabulous, such a lovely family time you had, it sounds like.

I really appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

What a wonderful half a day we had in late May hiring a motor boat through Falmouth boat hire.
Although we were rather inexperienced the boat was easy to handle and was fun manoevering past the moored yachts. The sense of freedom was so so enjoyable and lots of fun - being able to
pull over when you wanted to and admire the lovely views.
Just wished we had done all this years ago with our kids!
Great fun. Well done to everyone at Falmouth boat hire who prepared us well but without fuss.
Fiona J

65  Thank fionajerreat
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Chris H, Manager at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

The freedom is amazing isn't it?

Thank you for your review, and your lovely kind words, but please do come back and see us soon :)

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife hired the boat for a half day in July for a birthday treat for me. It was brilliant. The instructions given to use the boat were clear & the boat was easy enough for a total novice like me to operate. We were lucky that two navy ships were in harbour & we managed to get quite close for a good look. Being land lubbers it took a little while to be confident but very soon we were cruising backwards & forwards across the Fal, feeling like we were born to it. A fabulous experience, highly recommended.

58  Thank HamishEssex
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Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Thank you for your recommendation, I really appreciate it.

Do come and see us again when you can, we'll be here for you.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We took our grand-daughters aged 9 and 6 on a four hour boat trip up the river in August - it will rank as one of the most magical days we have spent together. From getting close to the enormous ships in harbour and seeing the life on board, a novel sight for them, to the beauty and tranquillity of the river by King Harry Ferry, with birds to look out for, other boats to wave at, and our little boat, so easy to manage even the children could do it, it was all just perfect.
The children will remember this for many years to come, a proper grown up day out with picnic and so beautifully organised and efficiently managed by Falmouth Boat Hire.
We would highly recommend this company - go on, have a day boating, you know you want to!

50  Thank Jane H
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Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

This is so very kind of you take the time to review.

And hearing this was one of the "most magical days we have spent together" has really made me so chuffed!

Thank you so much!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I hired a four hour/half a day boat journey for my birthday and a few friends last year. It is recommended as it was easy to book, very reasonable price, friendly, helpful advice & an enjoyable experience, which was easy to get with grips with. An amazing trip up the River Fal. Book now!

54  Thank daverobe
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Chris H, Owner at Falmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Thank you Dave, really appreciate your words.

Come back soon.

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