Cormorant Cruising operate from the end of the South Pier at Mousehole Harbour. Look out for the sign and for your safety please wait at the top of the steps.
Mousehole is an absolute delight at any time of the year but when at its busiest, the road down to this lovely fishing village can become a bottle-neck, and parking in the village is at a premium, as Mousehole existed centuries before the car. Car parking in the village is extremely limited and the roads are very narrow. We encourage our visitors to park on the outskirts of the village and to walk in, or better still catch the bus from Penzance or Newlyn.
Getting to Mousehole by bus is so easy – there is a regular bus service from Bus Stand A at Penzance Bus Station to Mousehole which will drop you off on the harbour front, it’s then just a 10 minute leisurely stroll to your Cormorant Boat Trip pick up point at the end of the South Pier.
For more information, ticket prices and timetables visit… www.firstbus.co.uk/cornwall
Mousehole has two car parks but parking is limited and roads to it are very narrow. North Quay Car Park is open all year and costs £3 a day. South Quay car park is not available in winter as it is used to store boats. In summer, it also costs £3 a day. The Parade Car Park is slightly out of the centre (but not far to walk – about 20 minutes to our pick up point) costing £1 an hour. It has 80 spaces. Probably the best advice is to go early or later in the day before or after the crowds.
If the roads and car parks are full, you might be better off parking uphill at the village of Paul where you can normally park at the side of the road. It has a church and a pub, so is interesting in its own right. The quarter-mile walk (approx 15 minutes) down to Mousehole from Paul is lovely but the walk back up feels rather more taxing. Please add an extra 10 minutes to get to our pick-up point.
For more information on Mousehole visit www.visitcornwall.com/places/mousehole
Skipper Neil Brockman is a WiSe Accredited Wildlife Safe Operator which ensures Cormorant Cruising operates in a responsible manner to avoid the disturbance of animals.
The waters around the UK are home to a fantastic variety of marine wildlife, whether visible from the shore or from a boat, however these wild animals are vulnerable to disturbance if not encountered in a manner that respects their wild nature. The WiSe Scheme is about watching marine wildlife the wildlife-safe way – the aim is to promote responsible wildlife-watching, through training, accreditation and raising awareness.
For more information on the WiSe Scheme visit www.wisescheme.org