Why hire a boat?

Hiring a boat gives you the freedom to explore the beautiful River Fal, a protected Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Pull in to picturesque Mylor Harbour, (www.mylor.com) home to the last fleet of Oyster fishing boats under sail, and the £1million Mylor Yacht Club. You can visit on any tide. All you need to do is tie up on the pontoon and notify the Harbour Office of your tie up and intentions. For lunch, try  Castaways Restaurant (www.castawaysmylor.com) or Café Mylor (www.cafemylor.com) for a bite to eat or a leisurely drink with a great view.

Or for a traditional setting, try the Pandora Inn at Restronguet Creek, Parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century with its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof (www.pandorainn.com). The Pandora Inn is only accessible 3 hours before high tide, and you must leave the pontoon within 3 hours after high tide to avoid grounding the boat.

Nature lovers can get a close up of the St Anthony Lighthouse, where the children’s programme Fraggle Rock was made, and now home to cormorants and shags. There’s also a chance of spotting the peregrine falcons that nest in the nearby cliffs.

If you pass Black Rock on the way back at low water, there’s a good chance of seeing grey seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

Or head up the river past the famous King Harry Ferry and see the huge ships laid up just past Tolverne, and the famous embarkation zones used for the American forces in the D-Day landings.