Words can’t describe the exhilaration of speeding across open water in the expert hands of a skipper so all we can say is book in with Giles at Falmouth Bay Tailored Luxury Boat Trips and experience it for yourselves. More information and contact details can be found in our Cornwall Area Guide.
After 15 minutes at high speed passing landmarks such as Pendinnis Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches and St Mawgan and St Stephen Church, we approached the mouth of Helford River where the pace of life returned to snail’s pace gracefully gliding across the calm water like a swan. I promptly moved to the front of the boat to warm up under the sun on the warm lounge pads. It was blissful. Two states of mind in a split second; excited by the speed of open water to reclined and relaxed on a sun deck taking in the glory of the Helford River.
A luxury boat tour along the Helford River can only be described as heaven. We passed private boat houses, secluded beaches and coves, wooded creeks, buoys with moored up sail boats and some incredible wildlife too. We cruised to Port Navas where the gentle sound of water against the hull and the sounds of sail boat masts tinkling in the gentle breeze was so soporific, we could have fallen asleep there and then. We passed in front of National Trust’s Glendurgan’s private beach where many were enjoying an ice-cream and the cool water lapping their feet and then we eventually stopped for Ross and our friends to take a dip. I didn’t partake in the swim even though I had packed my wetsuit as I knew just how chilled I’d get on the open water again (I’m one of life’s hypothermic individuals!).