Activities & Tours

Fishing – Ferry – Cruising

Set sail with Plymouth Boat Trips, Plymouth’s premier fishing, ferry and cruising company. From fun packed fishing trips and relaxed harbour cruising to connecting ferries to Cornwall – there’s something for everyone!
Fishing
Try boat fishing in Plymouth’s plentiful waters. From three hour mackerel trips to half day deep sea excursions, boat fishing is a fantastic way to get out on the water. All equipment and safety gear is provided. Keep what you catch for supper or we’ll Cook Your Catch, C.Y.C.! for you at our quayside café and bistro, The Boathouse Café.
Ferry
Laze on idyllic Cornish beaches, visit quaint tea shops or walk the stunning headlands of the Rame peninsula. The Cawsand Ferry provides a spectacular half hour crossing between Plymouth’s Barbican and theCornish villages of Cawsand and Kingsand.
Cruising
See the sights of Plymouth on a one hour cruise, passing Plymouth Hoe and Drake’s Island, heading for the River Tamar where the mighty warships and nuclear submarines await!
Or, leave the busy city behind and experience the stunning scenery of the Tamar Valley on a half-day cruise, up the River Tamar to the picturesque Cornish Villages of Calstock and Morwellham.
While down on Commercial Wharf, come and visit the Soundlets gallery for refreshments and coffee while taking a look at some of our art!

Plymouth Seafood Festival 20th-22nd September, 10am-5pm

The seafood trail show case’s some of the best, freshest and more sustainable seafood dishes on offer from Plymouth’s water front restaurants and cafes. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Five heavy weight fish players in Plymouth go head to head in speed filleting contest at 3:00pm on Saturday 21st September, Prize-RESPECT!

Plymouth Seafood Festival – 20-22 September, 10am-5pm

The Historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour will be the heart of the Seafood Festival. Even at the moment a lots of people are busy organizing everything!

Among the events in program we want to suggest you:

Quayside Market – Seafood, local product, live family entertainment including music and hands on activity with marine experiments and filleting fish.

Cookery Theatre – Showcasing the fantastic quality seafood available in Plymouth, local and celebrity chefs will demonstrate a range of mouth-watering dishes using catch freshoff the boats.

The Southern Star lands its catch – Commercial Wharf – Local fishermen Ben Squire and Sid the Squid explain the species caught and the sustainable fishing methods used. The masked ninja filleter is unleashed to demonstrate the art of filleting the catch for the pan.

Enjoy the Festival and don’t forget to visit us at Soundlets Gallery!

Plymouth Hoe and Waterfront Walk and Talk

Let’s spend the last days of summer with another interesting initiative of the Ocean City Festival! The Local and Maritime Heritage Curator Nigel Overton will tell you the story of the port of Plymouth during a wonderful walk around Plymouth Hoe. Meet at The Belvedere, 19 September, 2pm – 3.30pm. Admission is £2 per person. Advance booking is essential.

Lunchtime Talk: Earth Systems: The impact of Change – Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

How many events did you attend within the Ocean City Festival? The 17th of September 1.10pm-2pm the main focus of the debate will be the rapid changes of our planet and how they are related to climate change. Free admission. Advance booking is essential.

Boat Picture (St. Lucia), Artist: Yvonne Rainer - Price: £299.00 - L 60.00 cm, W 59.00 cm

What about the 13th of September?

Are you following our advice about how spend your time here in Plymouth? Next appointment:
Britain and The Sea 2 – A symposium exploring the reliance and importance of the sea on Britain’s wealth and prosperity. Opening time: 13 september, 9.30am -4pm

Life of Pi – The 13th of september from 7.30pm you will enjoy this movie to the City Centre big screen.

Ocean City Festival, 9-22 September

Do you prefer business or culture? No worries, we have both!

Plymouth International Trade Club Event – 12 September, 5.45pm – 8pm – The event will explore European Markets, the Eurozone, Russia and emerging Eastern European Markets with a variety of speakers.

“Trawler” A Journey through th North Atlantic by Redmond O’Hanlon – 12 September, 6.30pm – 8pm – This is a Global Book Club special for the Plymouth Ocean City Festival. Free Admission.

Cattewater, Lambhay and Barbican Walk and Talk – 12 September, 2pm – 3.30pm – A guided walk and talk with the Maritime and Local Heritage Curator Nigel Overton. Admission is £2 per person. Advance booking is essential.

Ocean City Festival

As everyday we will inform you about the upcoming events. The 11th o september you will join:

1. Art Bite: All at Sea – The City Museum and Art Gallery will show the maritime collection. Free admition. Advance booking is essential.

2. The Sea Inside – Philip Hoare – In his new book, The Sea Inside, Philip Hoare, award-winning author of Leviathan, sets out to rediscover the sea and its birds and beasts, from England’s southern shores to the farthest Pacific, encountering along the way, great whales, gothic ravens and bizarre creatures that may, or may not be extinct.