THE 90,000TH PASSENGER ON THE APPLEDORE INSTOW FERRY
On a grey, rainy and not very warm day – Monday 1 August – Nathan and Rebecca, on holiday from Edinburgh, took the ferry from Instow to Appledore to have a look round the village. Luckily they were well wrapped up and enjoyed a wander through the streets of Appledore. On their return to Appledore Slip, they sheltered in the car of the volunteer. At that moment the radio came alive and the skipper said that he had two passengers coming over from Instow which meant that Nathan and Rebecca shared the honour of being the 90,000th passenger since the ferry was reintroduced in June 2011. They were presented with a mug made by Bideford Pottery and commissioned by the ferry to mark significant milestones.
TWO FERRIES OPERATING FROM MONDAY 24 JULY!
Ideal timing for visiting Appledore or Instow and having lunch in one of the lovely cafes, pubs and restaurants. Both ferries will be operating during the summer school holidays so plenty of room for everyone.
The timetables for the months July to October are now online so you can plan your trips on the ferry throughout the season. The days when there are NO SERVICE indicates the tides do not match with the ferries operating hours - 0930h to 21h with a minimum of two hours' operation.
TANDEMS AND BICYCLE TRAILERS
The fares for the ferry remain the same for another season which allows us to cover our costs as a not for profit company. The ferry is licensed to carry twelve people and two crew, which includes the skipper. The ferry is able to take buggies and bicycles but the skipper will make a decision if there are some large buggies and a number of bicycles, to balance the number of passengers, buggies and bicycles - so please be patient if you are not able to get on the first available ferry.
We have made the decision to charge £3 for tandems and if a bicycle has a trailer there will be a cost of £1.50 for the trailer.
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE FERRY?
The Appledore Instow Ferry is a not for profit company and has endeavoured to keep the prices as low as possible. However, we do need to cover the costs of running two boats and sponsorship is the perfect way for companies and businesses to show their support for the ferry operation and advertise their business, as you can see from the logos on the Home page. For more information please use the Contact Us page and one of us will be in touch with you.
THE FERRIES ARE NOW TWEETING
Follow the ferries' news and status on @appleinstferry. If the ferry cannot operate due to high winds a message will be put on Twitter and of course Facebook.
JOHNS OF INSTOW
Johns of Instow has opened a brand new cafe next door to their deli. The cafe offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options as well as all the wonderful pastries and cakes that they offer.
Tuesday 23 August 7.30pm - A Midsummer's Night's Dream - tickets and info from Tapeley Park, The Burton Art Gallery or www.seetickets.com.
27-29 August - Awakened - a Holistic Healing Event www.chimindbodyandspirit.co.uk.
Appledore is a quaint fishing village where you can wander the cobbled streets and find secret gardens and interesting door hangings. It has thriving local artists and numerous art galleries and craft shops, and is well known for its Visual Arts Festival, the book festival and the carnival that are held during the year. Read More
Instow is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes. Fishermen’s cottages nestle against shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The village store and delicatessen are superb. Read More