Sunrise Cruises – Romance and Wildlife on the Helford River

Sunrise Cruises

Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Passage, Cornwall

Sunrise is such a calm and tranquil part of the day.  Our one and half our cruise starts from the Budock Vean’s private foreshore.

Enjoy the Wildlife as we cruise along the Helford River and it’s creeks often the only boat out on the water.

Buzzard soaring high over the Helford River

Romance and wildlife this River has it all. Frenchman’s Creek the scene of passionate trysts between lady Dona St Columb and her pirate lover Jean-Benoit Aubery in Daphne du Maurier’s novel.

Shipwreck on Frenchman’s Creek

Wonder up through the Budock Vean’s ravine garden and grab a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Boat trips must be booked in advance.

Cruise times vary according to the tide. Weekly cruise times are advertised on our homepage, but you can also call us on 0794 102 7732 or contact us here to find out times.

Cost £20pp

Maximum capacity 10 people (12 people on a private charter @ £200)


Bird Book
Life Jackets
Blankets and jackets if required
Safety Briefing
Toilet at the foreshore (no toilet onboard)
Refreshments can be purchased at the hotel
Free parking in the hotel car park
High Res DVD of photos available for £10, customers can bring their own cameras too


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