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Mount Batten Ferry

Commercial Wharf, Plymouth, England
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Awesome service!

I’ve used this service many times over the past few years, it’s my favourite way of getting to town... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Karl R
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Would not visit Plymouth without a trip on the Mount Batten Ferry

I love this ferry! I came to Plymouth to take the eldest to the University. I also wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
richardt9499
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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We operate a passenger water transport service between the historic Barbican and Mount Batten in Plymouth. We operate a scheduled daily service all year round. Weather and circumstances permitting. See website for details and find us on Facebook
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Commercial Wharf, Plymouth, England
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve used this service many times over the past few years, it’s my favourite way of getting to town and back, always a friendly crew / skipper depending on which boat is used, boats are always clean and hazard free, long may this excellent service...More

Thank Karl R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I love this ferry! I came to Plymouth to take the eldest to the University. I also wanted to visit a world famous blue ribband winning power boat that is based nearby. The ferry is cheap, fun and at night one of the most beautiful...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Used the ferry on Thursday 2nd November as a group of 4 adults, 1 child and 1 baby. Have used many times before when visiting the area with no issues at all however on this occasion I was left disappointed. The skipper was so miserable...More

Thank Sarah M
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daniel s, Owner at Mount Batten Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for your comments. I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with the service. The service runs on a scheduled service daily and always try to offer good customer service. Please except my apologies. You would never be left stranded. In...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We used the Mount Batten ferry. It offers a great service, with caring staff. A very useful service indeed. I will definitely use it again.

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daniel s, Owner at Mount Batten Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi, Many thanks for you positive feedback. The ferry staff always try to offer a good service in demanding conditions and welcome nice comments. Thank you

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting friends in the area we took the ferry across from Mount Batten (parking is free) to the Barbican. It costs just £1.50 each way and goes every half hour in peak season. It's a quick and enjoyable way to cross the waters and...More

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This handy ferry runs from Mount Batten over to The Barbican. It costs £1.50 each way and you can by books of 20 tickets which work out a little cheaper. It goes on the quarter past and quarter to from The Barbican and half past...More

Thank iannpaula
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived after waiting once the pleasure boats dropped a bag of rubbish and bottles everywhere. To join the que of people. To be told that this was the last ferry and when asked would he be back we were told yes to go home....More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Excellent, well run little ferry service. On time and quick option for getting from Mount Batten to the Barbican and back. Take note of the times as winter service is limited BUT Summer service offers evening trips, which I am sure is wonderful to take...More

Thank Whereintheworldru
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

This little ferry is a god send and those that complain need to understand how difficult it is to get to Mountbatten via the Barbican those how have used buses for this trip know exactly what I am talking about , it will cost you...More

Thank iluvart123
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

such a great service and always on time and reliable and takes no time at all to get to the other side, only downside is it was still winter hours so we had to get a taxi back to Mountbatten after 1815hrs.

Thank no1missmarple
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Jannerbloke
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Do you mean Mount Edgecombe from Admiral's Hard to Cremyll or Mount Batten from Commercial Wharf?
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