The Falmouth Visitors Yacht Haven is located off the town quay, almost in the centre of Falmouth itself and as its name suggests it's a yacht haven completely dedicated for visitors only. Falmouth is the third largest natural deep water harbour in the world after Sydney and Rio, and therefore its a cruising destination in its own right with the River Fal leading up to Truro in the north, and St Mawes and the Helford River to the south. The area is teaming with wildlife where seals, otters and dolphins can be spotted up the quiet creeks.
The Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have steadily improved the marina over the years and now it provides berths for 100 visitors on a first come first serve basis - there are no prior bookings! There are also 19 visitors deep water moorings just off the haven should it become full, and by prior arrangement with the Harbour Office they will allow vessels to double up on the moorings. The local amenities and facilities are cleaned and maintained to a high standard which had been praised by many of its visitors.
The town centre of Falmouth is literally just a step ashore where there’s a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants amongst its narrow cobbled streets. Other leisure activities stemming from Falmouth include the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, the Minack Theatre, and the South West Coastal Walks. It goes with out saying that no cruise to the west country is complete without visiting Falmouth and all it has to offer.