River Boat Trips Cornwall
Newmans Cruises family run business operating on the River Fal, CornwallThe Newman family have been running this family business since 1936, starting with just a small ferry crossing from the Roseland Peninsula side of the river to the Truro side, then expanding the business to more and larger boats, all busy ferrying passengers around the River Fal, and servicing the laid up shipping that has used the deep, sheltered waters of the Fal during times of recession. Not only tankers, cargo ships, cross channel ferries but passenger ships like the Southern Cross, Cunard’s Franconia and Carmania, Nevasa, Ocean Monarch and the Uganda have moored in the Fal since 1920s.
Wildlife on the River Fal
The wonderful scenery along the banks of the River Fal are truly delightful, with plenty of wildlife to be seen – cormorants can be seen diving into the river to catch their fish or sitting on mooring buoys watching and waiting for their next catch. Egrets and herons you will be able to see on the water’s edge hunting for food or in trees having a little rest and watching for their next catch. Otters and kingfishers can also be seen around the river. And on some special occasions you will actually see seals, we have a few that live around the River Fal and in the Carrick Roads.
Places of Interest
There are many places of interest on the River Fal, there are a number of small creeks, they may be small but have large histories. Each bend in the river tells a different story, from Royals to Smugglers, each crook and cranny of the river has a tale to be told and we can tell you these stories when you come aboard. For now read the extracts from the “Charm of the Fal” by Rodney Newman, to see why a trip aboard our boat will truly be unforgettable.
Falmouth – Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014
Falmouth is delighted to welcome back the Tall Ships Regatta this year, the last time the Tall Ships came to Falmouth was in 2008, with the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta when a number of vessels left the port of Falmouth and then arrived in the port of Funchal, Maderia, stopping en route in the Port of Aveiro, Ilhavo, Portugal.
This year, the festivities start on the 28 August and last for 3 days, until race day on the Sunday 31st August. Falmouth will accommodate over 40 sailing training vessels from around the world and some splendid tall ships.
This Regatta will be one not to be missed, our boat the Polgerran will be available for private hire so you can get out onto the water and see these delightful boats in the port.