Mount Batten Ferry Service

The service operates between the historic Barbican and the Mount Batten peninsula. We operate all year round, 363 days a year.

The service is an ideal and frequent way for commuters, shoppers, tourists, walkers and people on a night out with our hop on/hop off ferry link.

The Barbican is the heart of the historic part of Plymouth, great for a day out, enjoying the shops and bars and the beautiful walks on the Plymouth Hoe. Only a 10 minute walk into the city centre shops and cafe’s.

Mount Batten offers great coastal walks, fishing, bars and restaurants, Yacht Haven marina and the lovely Mount Batten Centre. Only a 10 minute walk to the quaint village of Turnchapel with is great pubs.

We depart the Barbican at quarter past and quarter to the hour, Mount Batten on the hour and half hour. Operating every 30 minutes

Latest Information

Escape to Plymouth lighthouse logo Mountbatten Ferry electrification article

Escape To Plymouth

Our thanks to Dave Calderwood and Escape to Plymouth for an excellent article “Mount Batten-Barbican Ferry Goes Electric” about the Mountbatten Ferry Service and the recent electrification of our Motor Vessel Copper. Read The Full Article


COVID19 – Service Notice

Dear valued customer, Due to the most recent advice and the lifting of travel restrictions, We will resume our Barbican to Mount Batten Service on the 1st April. Please join us as we will have our newly converted E Ferry in service. Copper our faithful ferry has has a major refit and now totally electric…

Mountbatten Ferry Water Taxi Across The Cattewater Between Plymouth Barbican and Mountbatten - Coppers new electric engine fitted by Universal Marine Services

Mountbatten Ferry Service goes electric

We have just gone electric as part of the Port of Plymouth Air Quality Strategy. Our vessel “Copper” from the Mount Batten Ferry service fleet has had her engine replaced with a new electronic drive propulsion system and solar charging capability. This is an excellent environmental addition to the Cattewater, and a further boost to…