Bring your own boat to Gillan creek, or hire one of our wide range of small craft. We have drying and deepwater moorings, large dinghy and trailer parks and easy launching with a tractor available if needed.

We have diesel launches suitable for larger families or for fishing further out in Falmouth Bay, and outboard motorboats better for the beautiful upper reaches or for lazing in one of the coves.

Sailors will enjoy our Drascombe Longboat cruisers and Wayfarers, while the Topaz and Topper dinghies are so popular with teenagers.

Single and double kayaks, as well as rowing boats, are available from St. Anthony and enable access at high water to over a mile of gorgeous unspoilt river leading to the head of Gillan Creek, and can also be used on the Helford in fair weather.

Our boats have full safety equipment and lifejackets. Instruction is given on the motorboats; only competent sailors may take the sailing boats.

From novice to sailor, from family to fisherman, whether you hire for a couple of hours or a full week, you will be enchanted by the magic of the river.

As Ratty said… ‘There is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as just messing about in boats’.

Unfortunately, our site is experiencing an issue within the booking system and so availability, rates and the booking platform are inaccessible for the time being.


We hope to have everything back up and running as soon as possible but in the meantime please do give us a call on 01326 231357 to discuss availability or to make a booking.


Availability across all of our properties can be viewed here.


Apologies for the inconvenience!