Ferry

Route One

Brightlingsea /Point Clear/East Mersea

Phone Harbour Office 01206 302200 or Route One mobile 07981 450169

Depart from Brightlingsea on the hour between 10.00 and 16.00 (last crossing) calling at Point Clear.

Depart from East Mersea at 15 mins past the hour between 10.15 and 16.15 (last crossing) calling at Point Clear

The Foot FerryThe Brightlingsea/Point Clear/East Mersea Foot Ferry is now in its twelfth season, providing ease of access between the three communities for both local people and visitors to the area.

The Ferry provides not only a means of crossing the creek, but opens up opportunities to explore the attractions and facilities the area has to offer such as Cudmore Grove Country Park.

The custom built ferry boat has a ramp which can be lowered to allow easy access for wheelchair users and cycles, as well as foot passengers using the service.

Use of the ferry greatly reduces road miles – typically a round trip by road between Brightlingsea and Point Clear is 20 miles, but takes just 3 minutes on the ferry.

The round trip by road to East Mersea is 40 miles, but only takes approximately 9 minutes by ferry.

 

Ferry Timetable 2016 – Seasonal Schedule

Dates Service
25th March– 17th July  
Weekends & Bank Holidays Scheduled Service
Monday – Friday Dial-a-Ferry
18th July – 4th September  
All week Scheduled service
5th September – 30th October  
Weekends & Bank Holidays Scheduled Service
Monday – Friday Dial-a-Ferry

 


Daily operating times of Route One:

Depart from Brightlingsea on the hour between 10.00 and 16.00 (last crossing) Depart from East Mersea at 15 mins past the hour between 10.15 and 16.15 (last crossing)

NB No service between 12.30 – 13.00 daily (LUNCH BREAK)

Fares (each way):

Brightlingsea – Point Clear Brightlingsea or Point Clear – East Mersea
Adults £1.00 Adults £3.00
Children £0.50 Children £2.00
Senior Citizens £1.00 Senior Citizens £2.00
Bicycles & Dogs £0.50 Bicycles & Dogs £1.00

Route Two

Brightlingsea /Wivenhoe/Rowhedge/ Colchester

Brightlingsea-Wivenhoe-Rowhedge-Colchester (Hythe)

Please contact the Harbour Office one 01206 302200 for time table details as this route is dependant on the Tide Times.

Route two mobile 07534 552681

Fares (each way): The same fare applies each way

Journey Adult Senior Citizen Children under 16 Dogs/Bikes
B'sea – Hythe £5.00 £4.00 £3.00 £1.00
B'sea – R'hedge £3.50 £3.00 £2.50 £1.00
B'sea – Wiv £3.50 £3.00 £2.50 £1.00
Wiv-Hythe £2.50 £2.00 £2.00 £1.00
Wiv-R'hedge £1.50 £1.50 £1.00 £0.50
R'hedge-Hythe £2.00 £1.50 £1.50 £0.50

 

Terms and Conditions of Carriage:

  • The ferry can carry a maximum12 foot passengers at any one time
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • We reserve the right to refuse carriage to anyone suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Dogs are carried at the discretion of the coxswain provided they are kept on a lead and under control.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of dogs, bicycles, pushchairs and prams on any particular crossing.
  • Passengers must remain seated whilst the ferry is moving.
  • No smoking is permitted on the ferry.
  • The ferry service may need to be suspended in adverse weather conditions or at times of exceptional tides. In these circumstances, the ferry operator is not responsible for providing alternative transport.

© Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners 2016

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