The Littlehampton Ferry
The Littlehampton Ferry

The Littlehampton Ferry
The best way to cross the River Arun

The ferry links the East and West banks of the River Arun in Littlehampton
It operates between Town Quay & the Littlehampton Yacht Club

The Ferry is now open everday until 2nd Sept '18
(weather permitting)

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Prices 2018:
Day Trips

Cash only
River Crossing 1 way: 
£2 per Adult
£1 per child (under 16)

Harbour Tours £5 PP (20 mins)
can be booked in advance, times may vary,
(Minimum spend £20 or 4 passengers)

Evening Trips
Cheques/Card/Cash in advance;  Cash only on the day as no card payment facilities are available on board. 

Private Hire £100 (for 45 mins)
or £180 for Arundel trip & back
(90 mins)

Trips to Arundel & back
 run at 18:00-19:30

Please book the private hire at least 48 hours in advance
max 12 passengers & £80 deposit required to secure booking.
If we need to cancel due to poor weather, we can rearrange for a different date

Advanced Bookings: call Tony
07831 847770  

 or email 

On the day, you can call the skipper on
07720 826110

See Facebook page for special offers & updates 


ere is parking on the West bank in the public pay & display 
car park at the West Beach.

West Beach Public Car Park March to November (chargeable 08:00 - 20:00)

  • Up to 1 hour       £1.50
  • Up to 2 Hours    £3.20
  • Over 2 hours      £7.40

On the East bank of the River Arun at the East and West Green pay and display car park.

East Green Public Car Park : chargeable 08.00 – 20.00, 7 days a week
  • £1.50 – Up to 1 hour
  • £3.20 – Up to 2 hours
  • £7.40 – Over 2 hours
West Green Public Car Park: March - June: chargeable 08.00 – 18.00, 7 days a week
  • £1.50 – Up to 1 hour
  • £3.20 – Up to 3 hours
  • £7.40 – Over 3 hours
West Green Public Car Park: July & August: chargeable 08.00 – 18.00, 7 days a week
  • £8.40 – Over 3 hours

Please pay the ferry skipper for parking at the Littlehampton Yacht Club.
Please park beyond the Herras Fencing. 


 Harbour Tours

The ferry also operates harbour tours of Littlehampton. The tours last about 20-25 mins and will run up to 6 times a day and are charged at £5 per head. Passengers are informed of the local history of the area, the shipbuilding and local attractions are pointed out.

About The Ferry

The Littlehampton Ferry was started in 2012  and is a joint venture between the Littlehampton Town Council, the  Littlehampton Yacht Club, Robert Boyce and the East/West Beach Cafes. The ferry service links the town centre with the sandy beaches, golf course and yacht clubs on the West bank of the River Arun. The boat was specifically sourced in Florida in the US and was shipped over to the UK to become the first and only one of its kind to operate in the UK. It is a pontoon boat that is very stable and capable of carrying 12 passengers (and skipper + crew) and is run over the holidays and summer months. There is luxury seating for 12 and a sun canopy. There are dedicated pontoons on either side of the river for easy access. The ferry can carry buggies, bikes and well behaved dogs. There are 2 easy access gates so passengers can step aboard with ease.

Limited disable access is possible from the East and West Banks. Please call ahead to let us know your requirements.  
All trips are subject to the Athen's Convention. 


 Advertising on the Ferry

There are several spaces for local businesses to advertise with their logos. If you are interested in promoting your business on the side of the ferry and in our leaflets then please get in touch.

For enquiries about the advertising on the ferry or business please contact:
Fiona Boyce 
The Rope House
Rope Walk
West Sussex
BN17 5DH



Contact details

Bookings and information:
Call Tony Hows on 
07831 847770  

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