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Kingsbridge, England
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I've just read the review I wrote in September 2017. Nothing much hhad changed except the weather was better this year! We had a lovely cruise down the estuary,seeing some cormorants, redshanks and a heron on the way and a lovely cup of hot chocolate....More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It was spur of the moment that we decided to go to Salcombe from Kingsbridge. Our choice was the Rivermaid, a small cruiser with seating inside and out, upstairs and down. The skipper did a running commentary, one member of the crew wandered around selling...More

1  Thank gl8246
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We use the Rivermaid a lot. Excellent service from Kingsbridge to Salcombe. Easy parking at K’bridge Creek, cruises around the Estuary ( actually it’s a Ria) are fantastic plus ferry service to Salcombe. Watch the timetables, it runs whenever the tides are favourable. There is...More

2  Thank The2urers
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We had a fantastic time on the ferry with our children and all the other families, the boat was clean, on time, & helpful very friendly crew. The previous 3 negative reviews are unjust, was that regatta week? Just saying!?

Thank FozbirdF
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Having been on this Kingsbridge to Salcombe service many times, I noticed that new people have taken over. As usual it was a lovely experience but sadly lacking the usual ‘informative commentary’ about the local area and places of interest. I think the prices have...More

Thank HFP1
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We - along with our good Friends - took the Rivermaid Ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe and the beauty of the journey is the totally different aspect the views give you. Hidden abodes dotted along the coast give you an idea of how the other...More

Thank Brianngog
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I went with a church group last Saturday. No sign of the abusive woman. An excellent commentary on the birds in the estuary by Gordon and Peter. We saw loads of birds and I learnt so much about them. Refreshments were served too. Can't wait...More

1  Thank jemcorrie
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Absolutely appalled at the abuse thrown our way by the crazy woman running the boat trip. We didn't even make it onto the boat due to her abusive and aggressive nature. My 11yr old son and I were being taken on this trip by our...More

4  Thank Kay C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

REALLY AWFUL we are locals. Never been on the ferry before, but had visitors so decided to give it a go. Upon arriving at the Boatyard Quay, we were all shouted at by the lady who works on the ferry that boarding was at 7pm...More

4  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Living locally, my sister and I decided to take a pleasure trip on this vessel with a visiting friend and 3 children. However, we didn’t make it past the gangplank. The boys, excited at the prospect of a voyage tried to get aboard 15 minutes...More

7  Thank Emma A
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Response from Sandra T | Reviewed this property |
we did the kingsbridge to salcombe trip; beautiful scenery and takes about half an hour each way. well worth it
15 September 2017|
Response from HFP1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
13 March 2016|
Response from Jacqui W |
Went on the Rivermaid last year end of August.We didn't book to go on it just turned up.There was a small queue on the side of Enbankment Road.We paid £10 each for a round trip and the weather was stunning.Did go cooler... More