On The Water

The sea is central to The Idle Rocks experience; our location could not be closer to the water and all its associated joy. Make special memories, and experience adventure, engaging with the great outdoors and the Cornish way of life.

We are delighted to offer our guests a host of water inspired activities, from lazy indulgent fully crewed charters, kayaking adventures through beautiful creeks, learning to sail or paddle board or even the high octane thrills on our rib. Just let us know and we will make all the arrangements.

  • Ferries & Water Taxis

    You can purchase single & return ferry tickets as well as Fal Mussel Visitor Cards directly from our reception team during your visit to The...
  • RIB Rides

    If you’d like to get onto the water for an exhilarating whizz around, the 35 minute RIB trip could be the answer. You will see...
  • Fishing for Supper

    Set sail with friendly, local skipper James Brown, on board his traditional fishing boat, the Madeline Rose, for a 2 or 3 hour mackerel fishing...
  • Hire a Motor Boat

    St Mawes Boat Hire has a small fleet of easy to handle motor boats, ideal for family adventures to nearby beaches or along the Carrick...
  • Hire a RIB

    RIB hire available via St Mawes Boat Hire. Two RIB's available; Ribeye 5m has an 80hp engine and holds a maximum of 7 people. Ribeye...
  • Hire a Sailing Dinghy

    Our own St Mawes One Design sailing dinghy, Osprey, can be privately hired by experienced sailors.
  • Sailing Tuition

    St Mawes is a sailors paradise, so if you fancy learning the ropes (literally), guests can book sailing tuition with a local sailing experts father...
  • Charter a Sailing Yacht

    A trip to St Mawes wouldn't be complete without a day aboard a yacht! "Eve" is a classic sailing yacht based here in St Mawes....
  • Falmouth Maritime Museum

    If you love maritime history, Cornish history and all things nautical, then the Falmouth Maritime Museum is not to be missed. With various exhibitions throughout...
  • Hire a Cornish Shrimper

    Cornish Shrimpers are modern, two berth, classic craft with a traditional feel – gaff-rigged. Sailing experience is required and the boat has a maximum capacity...
  • Kayaking the Coastline

    Kayaking is a perfect way to explore the picturesque creeks and hidden beaches of the Roseland peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We...
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

    Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the worlds oldest watersports, originating in Hawaii. Polynesian watermen would use a long canoe style paddle with...

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