The Harwich,
Felixstowe & Shotley
Foot Ferry

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Contact Harwich Haven Ferry Services on 07919 911440
Harbour & river tours

The Ferry provides timetabled and water-taxi services with the recently refurbished Explorer 12.

The 2005 service runs Good Friday to Easter Monday, then Saturdays and Sundays only until 2nd May, then daily until 11th September.

Harwich — Shotley
17:50 (a)(b)

Harwich — Felixstowe
09:00 (a)
17:15 (b)
17:50 (a)(b)

Shotley — Harwich
08:45 (a)
18:15 (a)(b)

Felixstowe — Harwich
09:20 (a)
17:35 (b)
18:15 (a)(b)

(a) Pre-booked service only (telephone 07919 911440)
(b) Weekends, Bank Holidays and during school summer holiday only

Average journey times (dependent on tide and weather conditions):
Harwich — Shotley: 10 minutes;
Harwich — Felixstowe: 15 minutes.

The ferry operates subject to safe weather conditions. If you have any doubts about services operating, telephone 07919 911440 or call at one of the departure points for information: Harwich — The Visitor Centre at Ha’penny Pier; Felixstowe — The Crow’s Nest Snack Bar at the Bradfield Viewing Area, Landguard Fort; Shotley — The Marina office by the lock gates entrance to the Marina.

Note that there is no wheelchair access to the ferry at Shotley.

All fares are for a single journey and apply to travel in either direction: return tickets are only available for concession pass holders. Concessionary fares for OAPs &c. are only available on production of a valid pass. Tandem cycles are charged as two bicycles. Lap dogs travel free. Unaccompanied parcels are charged the adult fare, and for security reasons they only accepted from known senders.

Single fares (one way, either direction)
Adult Pass holder Under 12 Babe-in-arms Bicycle &c. Excess baggage, dogs
Harwich-Shotley £2.50 £1.25 £1.50 Free £1.00 £1.00
Harwich-Felixstowe £3.50 £1.75 £2.50 Free £1.50 £1.00
(via Harwich)
£5.00 £2.50 £3.50 Free £1.50 £1.00
Water Taxi
Operates outside normal timetable up to 22:30; maximum 12 passengers; journeys made after 22:30 are surcharged £5 for every half hour or part thereof
Harwich–Shotley£25.00 per journey or group
Harwich–Shotley–Felixstowe£35.00 per journey or group
Harwich–Shotley–Levington£40.00 per journey or group

Harbour & river tours

Trips run between Easter and mid-September at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 every day from the Ha’penny Pier, Harwich, subject to weather conditions and demand. Adults £5, under 12s £4.

A full commentary and refreshments are available.

Exclusive half-hour trips are available for a maximum of 12 people at the same times as above. These party trips must be pre-booked. Exclusive boat hire: £40.

Evening tours can also be tailored to your wishes, from half-hour to two-hour summer trips. Ideal for that out-of-the-ordinary birthday treat, club outing or corporate entertainment. Trips must be pre-booked well in advance for a maximum of 12 people. Exclusive boat hire: half-hour £50, one hour £70, one and a half hours £90, two hours £100.

To book or for further information call Harwich Haven Ferry Services on 07919 911440.

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