FERRY STATUS

Please check the timetable for details on timings of the ferry service.

 

APPLEDORE START OF FERRY SERVICE

Please note that the published start of service for the ferry gives an indication when the ferry will pick up its onboard crew and passengers from Instow; the first ferry from Appledore will usually be about 10-15 minutes after the published timing. This only applies when there is one ferry operating.

Weather

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

 

2019

APRIL

1  Launch of ferry service

10-22 Two boats running

13 Blessing of ferries 

MAY

JUNE

JULY

27-28 Appledore Summer Festival

AUGUST

11 Appledore Regatta

18  Appledore Carnival

SEPTEMBER

20-28 Appledore Book Festival

OCTOBER

27  Last day of ferry service

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BLESSING OF THE FERRIES - SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019

The next important ferry date is Saturday April 13th.

Whilst the ferries have been operating since April 1st the official blessing of both will take place at Appledore at 1300 on the 13th, and will be repeated at Instow Pier at approximately 1330 - subject, as always, to the weather.  We apologise, in advance, for the fact that the ferry service will, of necessity, be disrupted during this period, so you are advised to choose in advance where you would like to view the ceremony and get there in good time.

The Reverends Derek Arnold and Keith Brimacombe have kindly agreed to officiate.  This year the Littleham Howlers are booked to provide a musical and vocal accompaniment.

‘Lizzie M’ will be operating alongside her new sister ferry, the ‘Sheila M’, generously two thirds funded by a grant through LEADER 5 North Devon Plus.

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.

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.

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.

JOHNS OF INSTOW

Johns of Instow has a 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.

Appledore village

Appledore1-LargeAppledore 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 village

IMGP0146-300x199Instow 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 

  

     SPONSORS

Click on the logo to go to the sponsor's web site.

 

Instow Arms

 

 Wayfarer Inn

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Commodore Hotel

 

Hockings

Seagate Logo

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  Coffee Cabin

 

 THE CHAMP

  Beaver Inn

  Royal Plaice

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Hardings