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 Thursday April 1st 2021 the Harbour Taxi will operate 7 days a week, 09:00-16:30. The Harbour Taxi will continue to operate at a reduced capacity and in a Covid-secure manner; ensure you have a face covering should you be using any of our taxi or shuttle services.


Monday April 12th 2021 onwards: The Boatman and Harbour Taxi will operate 7 days a week on full shift, 08:00-23:00.


Please consider other options available to you or expect a longer waiting time. 

Call 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 29th March 2021 Monday to Friday until Saturday 1st May when it will return to 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.