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Helford River Cruises

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Sunset on the water is stunning, as the evening draws in the birds song echoes on the tranquil waters of the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek.

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Wildlife is in abundance on the Helford. Herons, Little Egrets, Cormorants, Curlews and kingfishers are regularly spotted and there are even seals and dolphins occasionally seen on our cruises.

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Want to make it exclusive? You can always book a private charter and take from 1 person up to 12 people. Fantastic for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and memorable moments. Our cruises go out daily as long as daylight allows and so do get in touch and find out the best times for you.

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Three ways you could treat Mum this Mother’s Day

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1) Join us on a Helford River Cruise

Enjoy a 90 minute cruise along the Helford and creeks on a Helford River Cruises, enjoying the wildlife, grand houses and historic fishing villages. Cruise times on 31st March are at 12.30pm and 2pm so there’s even time for a cream tea at the Budock Vean Hotel afterwards!

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2) Buy her a Gift Voucher

Can’t make 31st March? No problem we can plan another date for you or she can enjoy opening a gift voucher in a Helford River Cruises Card! Our Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months and so she’ll have plenty of time to plan her unforgettable experience.

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3) Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure

Spend 2 hours kayaking along the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek with our sister company Koru Kayaking, the tides are perfect so you could join us 1pm or 4pm and even have time for a light lunch or cream tea at the Budock Vean Hotel.

If she’s a Daphne du Maurier fan she will absolutely love you for this as Du Maurier based her novel, of the same name, on Frenchman’s Creek.

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Enjoy 5 Daphne Du Maurier experiences

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Daphne du Maurier moved to Cornwall as at young woman and some of it’s towns and landmarks were the inspiration for her novels. You can experience them too:
1. Frenchman’s Creek: A tale of love, pirates and smuggling you can experience Frenchman’s Creek kayaking with Koru Kayaking or cruising with Helford River Cruises along Frenchman’s Creek the inspiration for her novel of the same name and also where she went on honeymoon.
2. Jamaica Inn A tale of shipwrecking and smugglers. Walk on Bodmin Moor and enjoy a drink or lunch at Jamaica Inn the inspiration for her novel of the same name.

3. Rebecca – A haunting tale of a new bride and her move into the family home. Enjoy a coastal walk from Porthpean to Pentewen and see the white house Menabilly, the Maderly of Rebecca. And on the ParFowey road is Kilmarth, the original House on the Strand. Neither of these properties is open to the public, although there are several coastal walks passing close by. Filming for the new adaptation of Rebecca, a collaboration between Working Title and Netflix, starts this May. I wonder who will play Mrs Danvers!

4. Daphne du Mauriers home – Fowey see the house where she lived either on foot or by water. Enjoy a full weekend of Daphne du Maurier at the annual Fowey Festival 10-18 May an Arts and Literature Festival hosted by The du Maurier Society.

5. Buy the books in one of our local book shops. Grab a coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a fabulous read! It’s always good to have a good book on holiday 😀

Just heard filming starts on a new adaptation of Rebecca in May, a collaboration between Netflix and Working Title, so come and experience her inspiration before watching the film!

Boat Launched for 2019

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"HannahMolly" is back in the water.

Over the winter the beautiful "HannahMolly" has under gone a major re-fit with the wooden trim and benches having a make over and a brand new wheel house was built as the old one was getting little tired. Many thanks to Kellan Radford for all his hard work.