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Harwich Harbour Foot Ferry

| Ha'penny Pier, opposite the Pier Hotel, Harwich, England
+44 1728 666329
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Day trip to Felixstowe

Wonderful return trip across the river in the summer sun super views of Harwich and Felixstowe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David M
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Excellent service

Have used the service twice now. Both times the ferry was on time, clean and - in brief - an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
comfrey2018
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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Foot and Bicycle Ferry connecting Harwich, Shotley and Felixstowe since 1912
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“shingle beach” (4 reviews)
“both sides” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
| Ha'penny Pier, opposite the Pier Hotel, Harwich, England
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+44 1728 666329
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"container ships"
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"shingle beach"
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"both sides"
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"well worth the trip"
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"return trip"
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"fun experience"
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"pleasant trip"
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"excellent cafe"
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"great fun"
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"shotley"
in 28 reviews
"crew"
in 12 reviews
"bikes"
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"ferry"
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"crossing"
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful return trip across the river in the summer sun super views of Harwich and Felixstowe from the ferry

Thank David M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have used the service twice now. Both times the ferry was on time, clean and - in brief - an excellent service. Thank you,

Thank comfrey2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From Felixstowe got on boat to Harwich and back it was great lovely hour on the sea nice to see miles and nice to look around Harwich quickly Love Boat

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I use this ferry quite frequently to pop across from Shotley to Harwich. My grandchildren love it and it makes a trip to Harwich from Ipswich a doddle. 7 minutes from Shotley and you're there. You can also go to Felixstowe or just have a...More

Thank Annievdbb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service used several time by us for having lunch in Harwich or walk, few beers and as cheap as going to Ipswich and back on the bus....hope this will be running for many years to come..

Thank Maulloyd1977
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little ferry, staff are very friendly. Makes for an interesting way to explore Harwich, Shotley and Felixstowe - although some effort is needed as you dont land very close to anywhere too useful in Felixstowe or Shotley. £7 return from Harwich to Shotley -...More

Thank Tlsbenson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive but fun to use. Fancied a change so tried it out. was a pain as couldnt take the bikes on as there is such little space, only suitable for lightweight racer type bikes. Bonus was could pay by card on boat as didnt carry...More

Thank beachloverinessex
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HarbourFerry, Owner at Harwich Harbour Foot Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We take about 4000 bicycles in any shape and size per season across the river. This point is an assumption and not a fact. We have invested heavily in this ferry connection and are proud to offer online booking, on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The foot ferry is an excellent service that takes you around Shotley, Felixstowe and Harwich in the quickest time possible. It is always on time, the staff and driver are lovely and are always happy to help when giving extra information about the rest of...More

1  Thank Nuala C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on this ferry a few times - the old boat and the new. I normally have nothing to say about it apart from its a good service with a good crew and indeed friendly chatty crew.. But I found the skipper of today's...More

1  Thank Lynn P
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HarbourFerry, Owner at Harwich Harbour Foot Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lynn, thank you for taking the time and reviewing the ferry. I am sad and surprised to hear that the skipper wasn't friendly. Can you please let me know what date you used the ferry? I find trip advisor is sometimes timedelayed. Sorry for...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Great little service smallboat and takes bikes but bit exspenive for what it is and no boats later than 6ish

Thank Simon P
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Steve C
26 January 2017|
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Response from HarbourFerry | Property representative |
Harwich Harbour Ferry. its all online. timetable, booking system and contact details.
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