The ferry service is now closed for the winter and resumes 1st April 2020. Please see the Timetables tab for 2020 times.

 

Weather

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

 

2019

APRIL

1  Launch of ferry service

10-22 Two boats running

13 Blessing of ferries 

MAY

JUNE

JULY

27-28 Appledore Summer Festival

AUGUST

11 Appledore Regatta

18  Appledore Carnival

SEPTEMBER

20-28 Appledore Book Festival

OCTOBER

27  Last day of ferry service

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ferry gets its 150,000th passenger on 29th May!

The ferry season started on 1 April 2019 and up to 25th May the two ferries had carried 149,357 passengers plus bicycles, dogs etc.  The 150,000th (and 150,001th) passenger boarded on 29th May.  They are Adrian and daughter Alexa Hinds-Parkinson.  Adrian said "It was an absolute thrill and an honour to be the 150,000th passenger, and Alexa said the ferry trips were the highlight of her week. We have started to come every year to Appledore, and hope this trip will definitely not be our last!"

Thanks to them and all the ferry volunteers whose enthusiam and unstinting generosity make this project work so well.  Next target - 200,000!

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.

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.

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.

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 

  

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Hockings

Instow Arms

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Hardings

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  Beaver Inn

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