Royal William Yard Marina forms part of a group of marine related, family run businesses based in Plymouth and Cornwall, operating cruises, private charters, ferries, fishing trips and a premier boatyard facility.
Plymouth Boat Trips started out more than twenty years ago as, Fish 'N' Trips, a small business founded on a life-long passion for fishing by Ben Squire. With a £1000 loan and a £500 grant from The Princes Trust, at the age of 21, Ben purchased a boat and took the first mackerel and deep-sea fishing trips from Plymouth. Since then the business has flourished to become Plymouth Boat Trips Ltd. A family affair, Ben's brother Dominic Squire joined the company in 2011 and, together, they now own and manage a fleet of eight passenger boats.
Fulfilling another dream, to serve the fresh sustainable fish that he loves to catch, Ben opened The Boathouse Cafe, situated on the quay where the boats depart. Passengers on our fishing trips can now enjoy their catch, cooked straight off the boat - it doesn't get fresher! Ben's fish and shellfish boat, The Fiona Mary, also supplies fresh fish, crab and lobster straight to The Boathouse Cafe, which is served up daily.
The Squires are passionate about the city of Plymouth and its intrinsic link to the water. With our fantastic team of booking staff, skippers and deckhands, we pride ourselves on delivering a first-class customer experience. There are exciting plans afoot for Royal William Yard Marina and all areas of the business, striving towards excellent water links and events in our wonderful city by the sea.
A UNIQUE DESTINATION…
Royal William Yard Marina provides the perfect place to moor up for the afternoon or to stay a while. From leading restaurants, bars and shops to swimming, beauty and yoga - there's something for everyone.
There's also an eclectic mix of events throughout the year - experience monthly good food markets, theatre and outdoor cinema as well as live music and circus performances. Ideally located for exploring, Royal William Yard has excellent transport links - Plymouth City Centre, the historic Barbican and Cornwall can easily be reached by ferry, bus or foot.
All set within architecturally stunning surroundings, Royal William Yard Marina is Plymouth's hidden maritime jewel.