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.

Weather

Showers

13°C

Torridge Estuary

Showers

Humidity: 94%

Wind: 22.53 km/h

  • 21 Sep 2017

    Rain 15°C 8°C

  • 22 Sep 2017

    Partly Cloudy 16°C 7°C

EVENTS CALENDAR

 

2017

APRIL

1 Launch of ferry service

9 Blessing of ferries 

MAY

JUNE

JULY

2 Bideford Rotary Water Festival

30 Appledore Instow Regatta

AUGUST

11-13 Appledore Summer Festival

13 Carnival

SEPTEMBER

22 Appledore Book Festival

OCTOBER

31 End of ferry season

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are pushchairs allowed on the ferry?
Yes, but you may be asked to fold it.
Can you take wheelchairs?

Only if they can be folded and if the person using the wheelchair is physically able to walk up or down steep, uneven steps and step onto an unsteady boat from the Instow Quay or Appledore Slip.  For the above reasons we would not recommend travelling on this ferry if your movement is restricted or your balance is poor.  Sorry.

Do you cater for school parties?

Yes.  We make special arrangements for school parties which include the fitting of life jackets to all children before they board.  For more information please Contact Us.

Can I just stay on the ferry and have a trip across the river without getting off ?

Yes, but only if we don't have a boat load of passengers at the other side waiting to get on.

Do you cater for stag and hen parties or special party occasions?

Yes we can, but it is better if we are warned in advance and we will not carry anyone who is intoxicated or acting in a manner which would offend other passengers or the crew.

Does the ferry run all year?

No, we are limited by the licensing requirements which allow us to run between 1 April and 31 October each year.

Why don't you run for longer during the day?

Because we can only access the steps at Instow at limited times either side of high tide.

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