Boat Hire – Helford River and Falmouth Bay

We have diesel launches suitable for larger families or for fishing further out in Falmouth Bay, and outboard motorboats better for the beautiful upper reaches or for lazing in one of the coves.

Sailors will enjoy our Drascombe Longboat cruisers, Wayfarers, Lasers and the Toppers so popular with teenagers.

Single and double kayaks, as well as rowing boats, are available from St. Anthony and enable access at high water to over a mile of gorgeous unspoilt river leading to the head of Gillan Creek, and can also be used on the Helford in fair weather.

Our boats have full safety equipment and lifejackets. Instruction is given on the motorboats; only competent sailors may take the sailing boats, though sailing tuition is available.

We recommend ringing in advance to check availability, especially during the peak of Summer. For weekly hires we can arrange delivery of your boat to Gillan or Flushing and provide a tender if required.

From novice to sailor, from family to fisherman, whether you hire for a couple of hours or a full week, you will be enchanted by the magic of the river.

As Ratty said… ‘There is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as just messing about in boats’.