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Sutton Harbour Ferry to run during school holidays

15th February 2019

Sutton Harbour’s popular ferry service will return to operating seven days a week for the upcoming school holidays.

The Sutton Harbour Ferry will operate from Saturday 16th until Sunday 24th February, running from 9.30am-4pm daily between Lockyers Quay and Barbican West Pier. It will also be operational over the Easter holiday period.

The ferry, which is owned by Silverline Cruises, has been operating on the weekends during the winter season but will resume as normal for the February Half Term, with trips running every half an hour.

The service will give members of the public easy access to establishments such as the National Marine Aquarium and Rockfish during this busy time, while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repair.

The service is weather dependent and updates are regularly posted on the Sutton Harbour Ferry Facebook page.

Sutton Harbour Ferry

Sutton Harbour Ferry

Tickets cost £1 each way or £1.50 return and children under 5 travel for free. Customers can also get their ticket price deducted from their food bill at Rockfish and in the NMA café or shop.

Pete Bromley, Harbour Master at Sutton Harbour said: “We are delighted that the ferry service will resume daily operations for the school holidays. Footfall along the harbour increases during this peak time and businesses such as the National Marine Aquarium and Rockfish are hugely popular with families. The ferry service will allow a quick and easy route for visitors and a fun addition to their day out.”

Last year the ferry proved popular with thousands using the service. The ferry provides a vital link between the historic quarter and businesses around the harbour.

The Sutton Harbour Ferry is also set to operate during the Easter holidays, from Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April.

The Sutton Harbour Footbridge remains closed for repair, the latest update was released by Plymouth City Council last month. The new replacement bearing has been ordered and the footbridge is on track to reopen at Easter.