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Mount Batten Ferry

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 10:45 PM
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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
+44 7807 249127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you just go across and just plonk yourself in the 80s ish hotel bar then you will be disappointed, but if you take a picnic or buy an ice cream and walk along the pier or up around the back to the tower or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

We took the ferry over to Mount Batten which took a few minutes. The ferry is on the quarter to and past of the hour on way over and half hour on way back. Lovely views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clairmichele
Reviewed 15 January 2019

we used twice to go to mount batten rather than a bus service is great sea views boats and the island and returning si quick also its worth a trip for families

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the Barbican side for 11:16 with 4 only passengers sat on the boat ready to board to Mount Batten. 5 of us ready to board, responded with with a disgusting attitude of “I haven’t got enough room”. On the way over there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YorksTravellers13
Colin H, Manager at Mount Batten Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hi I have spoken with the skipper and he has informed me the boat was full with 11 passengers please dont forget there is a covered side to the boat which in this case had 7 passengers and with 4 outside you would of not...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Today 25th Oct went to catch water taxi and first one filled not a problem the man said he would pick us up on next trip. When it came back we lost our 1st place in the queue due to having a toddler who wanted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue T
Colin H, Manager at Mount Batten Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

The ferry skipper is not responsible for the ferry queue and on busy periods they will return as quick as possible. If you decide to walk off and lose your place in the queue it is not the ferries or the skipper fault. Unfortunately we...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

More reliable than the commuter trains and always a cheap and friendly service. If only all commuting could be this easy!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I was visiting relations in Plymstock, about 4 km from Plymouth City center and had been catching the bus back and forth until my uncle told me about the Mount Batten Ferry. A brisk walk from home to the ferry pier at Mount Batten got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 20 September 2018

If you near Mountbatten this is defiantly the way into Plymouth, £1.50 each way and free car parking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tony w
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Convenient and cheap little ferry which got us from Mount Batten to the Barbican very quickly! It's shorter by water. Helpful staff and smooth crossing. A bit of fun too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank guardianangel1955
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Over last weekend our Granddaughter (5 year old) stayed with us. We decided to take the car to Mountbatten and get the ferry across to The Barbican. The Granddaughter loved it. Being a Plymothian riding the Mount Batten Ferry gives a pleasant reminder of how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Teresa T
1 July 2018|
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Response from danielsQ3839DZ | Property representative |
Hi Dogs are allowed and more than welcome but they must be on a lead. A mobility scooter can be loaded onto the vessel but this is via a designated lift on each of the pontoons, if this is required then we will have to... More
30 June 2016|
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Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean Mount Edgecombe from Admiral's Hard to Cremyll or Mount Batten from Commercial Wharf?
17 March 2015|
Response from Colin H | Property representative |
Yes dogs are welcome with no charge.