Sunset cruises – Romance and Wildlife on the Helford River

Sunset Cruises

Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Cornwall

Enjoy a gentle hour and a half cruise along the Helford River and it’s creeks and enjoy stunning sunsets from the water.

Sunset from the Budock Vean Hotel foreshore

Enjoy the tranquil waters and wildlife of the river, up to Frenchman’s Creek, and romance as this was the scene of passionate trysts between Lady Dona St Columb and her pirate lover Jean-Benoit Aubery in Daphne du Maurier’s swashbuckling novel.

Return and wander up through the Budock Vean’s ravine garden and enjoy a four course evening meal at the hotel. Not included in the price. 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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