Salcombe Harbour Water Taxi (Summer Service)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we find ourselves in, we have had to implement some changes to the way our Water Taxi operations work.


From Saturday 4th July 2020, the Harbour Taxi will be operating at a severely reduced capacity, ensure you have a face covering should you be using any of our taxi or shuttle services; please consider other options available to you or expect a longer waiting time. 

The Water Taxi will be operational from 08.00 to 23.00 seven days a week. By calling the taxi mobile number on 07807 643879 or on VHF Channel 12, they will give you advice on passenger number availability and instructions on how to board and travel with other groups of people.

Our operating capacity has been reduced as follows:


4 passengers max if all from separate households.


6 passengers with max 2 groups from separate households i.e. 2 groups of 3 passengers

6 passengers max all from the same household.


We ask that any bookings are made direct to the taxi mobile on VHF channel 12. As the situation progresses, the water taxi operations are constantly being reviewed and any changes will be posted via our social media and on the website. We thank you for your co operation.


In addition the Harbour Office on Whitestrand is open again from Monday 1st June 2020, seven days a week throughout the summer, the opening hours are, Monday to Thursday 09.00 to 16.45, Friday and Saturday 09.00 to 16.15, Sunday 09.00 to 13.00. We request that only essential trips are taken to the office, our preference is still for business to be conducted online or over the phone.


Social distancing measures will need to be respected and only one person at a time will be allowed into the front of reception.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines and prevent overcrowding a particular trip and removing waiting or queuing, advanced booking is essential by phone or email.

The Harbour Taxi will be monitoring VHF channel 12 and mobile 07807 643879.

Harbour Office

Whitestrand, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8BU

01548 843791


Batson Boatpark

Gould Road, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8NJ

01548 843791


Salcombe Harbour Emergency Out of Hours 01803 867034

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