THE 2019 FERRY SEASON STARTS ON MONDAY 1 APRIL
It has been a busy 'down' season for the ferry team. Following many hours of form filling we heard that a grant from LEADER would be given to the ferry company which would contribute towards the cost of a new boat. The boat was ordered and arrived early in February 2019 at the North Devon Yacht Club to be fitted out. The launch of the two ferries is expected in mid-March to coincide with the various training days that are organised annually for the volunteers both on shore and on board.
The boat is not as yet named but a decision will be made before the start of service on Monday 1 April. The service will start at 1530 until 1830h, as usual it will be dependent on the weather.
The blessing of the ferries will take place on Saturday 13 April at Appledore at about 13h and then at Instow Quay at 1330h. The new ferry will be named officially at the blessing. Please come along and witness the new ferry being blessed and named.
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 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