FERRY STATUS

Please check the timetable for details on timings of the ferry service.

 

APPLEDORE START OF FERRY SERVICE

Please note that the published start of service for the ferry gives an indication when the ferry will pick up its onboard crew and passengers from Instow; the first ferry from Appledore will usually be about 10-15 minutes after the published timing. This only applies when there is one ferry operating.

EVENTS CALENDAR

 

2017

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THANK YOU

The skippers, volunteers and sponsors would like to thank all our customers for their support during the 2016 season.  The ferries have transported more passengers, dogs and bicycles than ever, making it the best year since the ferry was put back into service in 2011.  The boats are now on shore being maintained and enhanced for the 2017 season.  The season will start on 1 April, weather permitting, with two ferries running to meet the demand during the Easter school holidays.

We shall be counting down to the 100,000th passenger during the first weeks of April - it could be YOU!

TANDEMS AND BICYCLE TRAILERS

The fares for the ferry remain the same for another season which allows us to cover our costs as a not for profit company.  The ferry is licensed to carry twelve people and two crew, which includes the skipper.  The ferry is able to take buggies and bicycles but the skipper will make a decision if there are some large buggies and a number of bicycles, to balance the number of passengers, buggies and bicycles - so please be patient if you are not able to get on the first available ferry.

We have made the decision to charge £3 for tandems and if a bicycle has a trailer there will be a cost of £1.50 for the trailer.

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE FERRY?

The Appledore Instow Ferry is a not for profit company and has endeavoured to keep the prices as low as possible.  However, we do need to cover the costs of running two boats and sponsorship is the perfect way for companies and businesses to show their support for the ferry operation and advertise their business, as you can see from the logos on the Home page.  For more information please use the Contact Us page and one of us will be in touch with you.

THE FERRIES ARE NOW TWEETING

Follow the ferries' news and status on @appleinstferry.  If the ferry cannot operate due to high winds a message will be put on Twitter and of course Facebook.

JOHNS OF INSTOW

Johns of Instow has a cafe next door to their deli.  The cafe offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options as well as all the wonderful pastries and cakes that they offer. 

Appledore village

Appledore1-LargeAppledore is a quaint fishing village where you can wander the cobbled streets and find secret gardens and interesting door hangings.   It has thriving local artists and numerous art galleries and craft shops, and is well known for its Visual Arts Festival, the book festival and the carnival that are held during the year.  Read More  

Instow village

IMGP0146-300x199Instow is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes. Fishermen’s cottages nestle against shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The village store and delicatessen are superb.  Read More 

        SPONSORS

Click on the logo to go to the sponsor's web site.

Wayfarer Inn  

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Commodore Hotel

Instow Arms

Hockings

Seagate Logo

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  Coffee Cabin

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 THE CHAMP

  Beaver Inn

  Royal Plaice