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Plymouth Boat Trips
Plymouth Hoe Cruises - Cawsand Ferry - Fish 'n' Trips - Tamar Cruising - Sound Cruising

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This page shows postcards and images of the Plymouth Boat Trips which operates trips from Plymouth as Plymouth Hoe Cruises, Cawsand Ferry & Fish 'n' Trips.


Fish 'n' Trips - www.fishntrips.co.uk
Fish 'n' Trips run fishing trips from Plymouth Barbican using the  Iolaire  and  Ronnoch Mor.


Plymouth Hoe Cruises - www.plymouthhoecruisess.co.uk
Plymouth Hoe Cruises run 1hr harbour tours from the West Hoe Steps near Smeaton's Tower using the  Devon Belle . She had previously run as Southend Belle and Westminster Belle on the Thames. In the 1970s she had run at Falmouth, still as Westminster Belle, with the Pill family. She then became the Maid of Wareham at Poole and Maid of Exmouth on the River Exe. In 2004 the Maid of Exmouth arrived at Plymouth and was renamed Devon Belle V by Ken Bridge. Ken Bridge sold her to Ben Squire in 2007, whilst remaining as skipper. She is now registered as  Devon Belle . In 2013  Devon Belle  was offered for sale following the acquisition of the larger Spirit of Plymouth and Plymouth Princess and was sold to Brighton Sea Cruises who renamed her The Belle. During the summer she also ran between Littlehampton and Arundel as Sussex Sea Cruises.


Cawsand Ferry - www.cawsandferry.co.uk
Cawsand Beach was a popular venue for excursion steamers and subsequently motor boats from the Barbican and the Hoe called there as occasion demanded. In 1979, Ian Watts brought the 36ft launch Weston Lady, designed by himself, to run a regular scheduled ferry service. Despite being troubled by poor weather, a second boat Weston Maid was introduced the following year. Weston Maid was also designed by Ian Watts, although built around a 1960 lifeboat from the P&O liner Canberra. There was insufficient business for two boats and Weston Maid eventually ran the service alone. Landing arrangements were, and remain, fairly primitive, fixing a small gangway onto a detachable bracket attached to the bow.

1995 saw the Cawsand Ferry vessel Weston Maid operated by Plymouth Boat Cruises. Plymouth Boat Cruises were taken over by rivals Sound Cruising in 2005 and they sold Weston Maid and the Cawsand Ferry to a new operator, N Fox. For the 2010 season, Weston Maid passed to Ben Squire whose Plymouth Boat Trips also runs Plymouth Hoe Cruises (harbour tours from the Hoe Steps) and Fish 'N' Trips (fishing trips). In 2010 Weston Maid ran with a white hull but reverted to her previous red hull in 2011.

Tamar Cruising - www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
In November 2011, Tamar Cruising and the vessel Plymouth Sound were acquired by Plymouth Boat Trips, along with access to the Barbican pontoon and Mount Edgcumbe piers. The Cremyll Ferry service and vessels Northern Belle and Tamar Belle (2) were not part of the purchase.

Sound Cruising - www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
For the 2013 season, Sound Cruising and the vessels Spirit of Plymouth  and Plymouth Princess were acquired by Plymouth Boat Trips. The Mount Batten Ferry service and vessels
Copper and  Plymouth Belle  were not part of the purchase.




Website:-  www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
Website:-  www.plymouthhoecruisess.co.uk
Website:-  www.cawsandferry.co.uk
Website:-  www.fishntrips.co.uk
Email:-
plymouthboattrips@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone:- 07971 208381


 

Sections on this Page
   Devon Belle - Plymouth Boat Trips
   Iolaire - Fish 'n' Trips
   Plymouth Princess - Plymouth Boat Trips
   Plymouth Sound - Plymouth Boat Trips
   Ronnoch Mor - Fish 'n' Trips
   Spirit of Plymouth - Plymouth Boat Trips
   Weston Maid - Cawsand Ferry

Contacts
   Website:-  www.cawsandferry.co.uk
   Website:-  www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
   Email:-
plymouthboattrips@hotmail.co.uk
   Telephone:- 07971 208381

http://www.hollandamerica.com
 

Associated Pages

References
   Trip Out Guides - Various Editions 1985-2010 by Geoffrey Hamer
      Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH
   Estuary & River Ferries of South West England - Martin Langley & Edwina Small - Waine Research (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Tamar - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Dart - Richard Clammer & Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1987)
   South Devon Ferries - Alan Kittridge - Tempus (2003)
   Steamers & Ferries of the River Tamar & Three Towns District - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (2003)


Timetable Archive (PDF Files)
   2012 Timetable (2MB PDF File
http://www.hollandamerica.com



Plymouth Boat Trips
Plymouth Hoe Cruises - Cawsand Ferry - Fish 'n' Trips - Tamar Cruising - Sound Cruising

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Spirit of Plymouth
Plymouth Boat Trips - Sound Cruising

Spirit of Plymouth  (previously with Sound Cruising) joined the Plymouth Boat Trips fleet for the 2013 season.


Plymouth Sound arriving at the Barbican after her 12:30 Dockyard cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, March 2012

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Plymouth Sound
Plymouth Boat Trips - Tamar Cruising

Plymouth Sound (previously Tamar Cruises & Cremyll Ferry) joined the Plymouth Boat Trips fleet in November 2011.


Plymouth Sound arriving at the Barbican after her 12:30 Dockyard cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, March 2012

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Plymouth Sound arriving at the Barbican after her 14:00 Dockyard cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, March 2012

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Plymouth Sound leaving at the Barbican on her 15:30 Dockyard cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, March 2012

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Plymouth Princess
Plymouth Boat Trips - Sound Cruising

Plymouth Princess  (previously Sound Cruising) joined the Plymouth Boat Trips fleet before the 2013 season.

Plymouth Princess had run at Southend from 1921 to 1958 as the Britannia I and on the Thames as Thames Britannia to 1982. She was the first boat of Plymouth Boat Cruises in 1982. She passed to Sound Cruising in 2005 and to Plymouth Boat Trips before the 2013 season.


Britannia I running at Southend
BRITANNIA I




Plymouth Princess leaving the Barbican in Sound Cruising service
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 1st September 2012

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Plymouth Princess at the Barbican in Plymouth Boat Trips service
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 15th June 2013

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Devon Belle
Plymouth Hoe Cruises

Plymouth Hoe Cruises ran 1hr harbour tours from the West Hoe Steps near Smeaton's Tower using the Devon Belle. She had previously run as Southend Belle and Westminster Belle on the Thames. In the 1970s she had run at Falmouth, still as Westminster Belle, with the Pill family. She then became the Maid of Wareham at Poole and Maid of Exmouth on the River Exe. In 2004 the Maid of Exmouth arrived at Plymouth and was renamed Devon Belle V by Ken Bridge. Ken Bridge sold her to Ben Squire in 2007, whilst remaining as skipper. She was later registered as Devon Belle.

Following the acquisition of larger vessels, Devon Belle was sold to owners at Brighton and renamed The Belle, running 2hr sea trips from May 31st 2013. During September and October 2013 she ran between Littlehampton and Arundel on the River Arun.




Devon Belle V in Sutton Harbour
Photo: © Graham Thorne, April 2007

DEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©Graham Thorne 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Devon Belle V at Plymouth
Photo: © Jonathon Brown

DEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©Jonathon Brown - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Devon Belle leavingt the Barbican
Photo: ©2009 Ben Squire

DEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©2009 Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.ukDEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©2009 Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.ukDEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Devon Belle passing the Torpoint Ferry
Photo: ©Ian Boyle 27th March 2010

DEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.ukDEVON BELLE - Plymouth Boat Trips - Photo: ©Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Devon Belle at the Barbican
Photo: ©Ian Boyle 27th March 2010

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Devon Belle at the West Hoe Steps
Photo: ©Ian Boyle 21st May 2011

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The Belle at Brighton
Photo: ©John Hendy 13th June 2013

THE BELLE at Brighton -  Photo: ©John Hendy 2013 - www.simplonpc.co.ukTHE BELLE at Brighton -  Photo: ©John Hendy 2013 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



The Belle at Arundel on the River Arun
Photo: ©Ian Boyle, 2nd September 2013

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Weston Maid
Cawsand Ferry

The Weston Maid is a 40ft fibreglass passenger vessel built as a lifeboat for the P&O liner Canberra built in 1961. Weston Maid is licensed by the MCA to carry 64 passengers + 2 crew.

 More images of the Cawsand Ferry & Cawsand


Weston Maid, in N Fox's ownership, leaving Mayflower Steps, Plymouth for Cawsand
Photo: © Graham Thorne, June 2006

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: ©Graham Thorne, 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid with white hull prior to the 2010 season
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.ukWESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.ukWESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © 2010 Ben Squire

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ben Squire 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.ukWESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ben Squire 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk




Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands, reverted to red hull for 2011 season
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

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Weston Maid arriving at Plymouth Barbican
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

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Iolaire
Fish 'n' Trips

Iolaire  is used on fishing trips.


Iolaire is used on fishing trips from the Barbican
Photo: © 2009 Roy Ackland

IOLAIRE - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©Roy Ackland, 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.ukIOLAIRE - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Iolaire is used on fishing trips from the Barbican
Photo: © 2009 Ben Squire

IOLAIRE - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Ronnoch Mor
Fish 'n' Trips

Ronnoch Mor  is used on fishing trips.


Ronnoch Mor is used on fishing trips from the Barbican
Photo: © 2009 Roy Ackland

RONNACH MOR - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©2009 Roy Ackland - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Ronnoch Mor is used on fishing trips from the Barbican
Photo: © 2009 Ben Squire

RONNACH MOR - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©2009 Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.ukRONNACH MOR - Fish 'n' Trips, Plymouth - Photo: ©2009 Ben Squire - www.simplonpc.co.uk


















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