Harwich Harbour Ferry | Day Out With The Kids

Harwich Harbour Ferry

Harwich, Essex, England

  • Girl on Harwich Harbour Ferry
  • Man on Harwich Harbour Ferry
  • Haulage ship by Harwich Harbour Ferry
  • Man on Harwich Harbour Ferry
  • Harwich Harbour Ferry passing by dock cranes

Attraction Information

  • Tours and River Cruises icon Tours and River Cruises

Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Outdoor

Harwich Harbour Ferry makes for a fabulous day out on the water.

Harbour Tours are a great way to get outdoors and breathe in that salty sea air! Or you can take one of their River Cruises to meander your way around the scenic views of Harwich.

Foot and bicycle ferry services are available and you can even hire a boat privately for personal parties or birthdays.


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH, England


Click here to visit Harwich Harbour Ferry's website

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April, May and October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

June, July, August and September: Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00  (Friday and Saturday 18:00 - 22:00)

November - December: Saturday to Sunday and School Holidays 11:00 - 16:00


Adults: Shotley to Harwich £3.50, Harwich to Felixstowe £4.50

Kids (under 16's): Shotley to Harwich £2.00, Harwich to Felixstowe £3.00

30 minute Harbour tour: Adults £9.00, Kids £6.00

100 minute River cruises: Adults £16.00, Kids £11.00

Last Entry

20 minutes before closure

More Information

Weather policy

The Boat will only operate in safe weather and reserves the right to cancel sailing at any time.


Public toilets over the road available in Harwich. Toilet facilities available in the café in Felixstowe. Toilet facilities available in the pub in Shotley.

Pets allowed

Yes pets allowed

Clothing requirements

Always take an extra layer on a boat!

Guest suitability

Solid stairs onto the pontoon in Harwich and Shotley. Loose gravel on the beach in Felixstowe.

Parking facilities

Public car park in Harwich. Up to 1 hour £1.00, up to 2 hours £2.20, up to 4 hours £3.50, over 4 hours £5.00. Free public car park in Felixstowe and Shotley.

Eating information

There are Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants nearby and always open when the Boat operates.