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Water activities on The Roseland, Cornwall

The Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay are one of the worlds largest deepwater natural harbours and a whole world of wildlife, leisure pursuits and commercial activity revolves around the estuary.  A visit to the area is simply not complete without stepping onto a boat of some kind during your stay.  There is a whole range of trips, boat hire and courses available to help you get on the water and enjoy the beauty of this unique place.

Boat Hire
Fal Wooden Boat Hire hires out or do trips in traditional wooden sailing boats. Have the satisfaction and joy of sailing a beautiful wooden boat and exploring the many picturesque creeks of the river Fal.  Ring Barry Wheelock on 07967381299
St Mawes Sit-on-Kayaks rent out brilliant kayaks for you to explore the creeks around the Roseland Peninsula.  Call Mark on 07971 846786 or wander to the quay in St Mawes.
Mylor Boat Hire hires out family day boats to discover the unique sheltered waters around Falmouth - explore idyllic waterside villages, historic castles, tranquil wooded creeks, bustling towns, beautiful gardens and charming waterside pubs and restaurants. There’s plenty of room on board for picnicking, fishing or just messing about on the water.   Contact on 01326 377745
Loe Beach Watersports Centre has a wide variety of motor boats, sailing boats, windsurfers and kayaks available for hire.  Contact on 01872 864295

Pleasure Boat Trips 
The St Mawes Ferry in itself is a superb way to get on the water.  Enjoy a trip to Falmouth, which takes about 20 minutes, where you can take in the sights of this historic port.  The National Maritime Museum is worth a visit and the walk up to Pendennis Castle is certainly worth it (or you can catch a bus!).
St Mawes Harbour is a good place to start to look for a trip.  There are usually advertising boards by the slipway in the harbour by the Ship & Castle Hotel.  There are trips from here to the Helford River, Smugglers Cottage and also fishing trips available.
Enterprise Boats are the largest of the operators and offer a service around the River Fal.  You can hop on or off at Trelissick, Smugglers Cottage, Malpas, Truro or Falmouth.  This is an ideal way to spend a day around the river as you can visit a number of places along the way.  For more information, ring 01326 374241.
St Mawes Sit-on-kayaks offer a water taxi service with a fast rib.  To book, please call Mark on 07971 846786

Sailing Trips 
Pinuccia - For the ultimate sailing experience in St Mawes, there is nothing finer than a trip on Pinnucia, the Tresanton Hotel's famous 8 metre classic racing yacht.  You will be really treated to a special time by the crew and although it is expensive, its an experience you will remember for a long time.  For more information, contact Hotel Tresanton on 01326 270055.
Fal Wooden Boat Hire as above will do trips in traditional wooden sailing boats.  Ring Barry Wheelock on 07967381299
Freewinds Yacht Charter offer skippered day charters from Falmouth.  Contact them on 01326 373821
Cornish Cruising offer day and longer skippered charters from Falmouth.  They can be contacted on 01326 211800.

Sea Safaris 
Orca Sea Safaris will take you on extended wildlife watching trips in their custom built boat.  This really is a unique experience to Falmouth and will give you a fascinating insight into the wildlife around our coast.  On your trip you might see seals, dolphins, basking sharks and plenty of birds.  They will probably pick you up from St Mawes so try calling them on 01872 861910.

Power Cruises
Cornish Power Cruises provide luxury skippered motor yacht charter around the area.  For more information call 01872 263953.
Cornish Cruising offer skippered motor yacht charters as above, they can be contacted on 01326 211800.

Yacht Charter 
Freewinds Yacht Charter charters from Falmouth.  Contact them on 01326 373821
Cornish Cruising charters from Falmouth.  They can be contacted on 01326 211800.