The Earl is a recognised piece of British Maritime history having an entry on the UK’s Historic boat website, built in 1923 and originally operated as a ferry in Falmouth the Earl has been refurbished with windows all round to give the maximum viewing pleasure during the trip. With a new roof fitted by the new owner over the winter a trip on the Earl offers a comfortable relaxing view of Worcester and the river Severn even when the weather is typically British!
Running from Easter until Late Autumn the Earl departs from South Quay hourly from 11.00am until 5.00pm, heading up river passing under Worcester Road Bridge, North Quay, the Viaduct and Sabrina bridges the Earl travels past the Pitchcroft Racecourse, where at the certain times of year Kingfishers and Otters commonly seen on the bank. Just north of the race course the Earl makes the turn for the return trip.
On the way down river Worcester Cathedral is framed perfectly by the centre arch of the road bridge, but if you miss that photo opportunity there are plenty more as the Earl continues past the Cathedral before turning again at Diglis locks and making another pass of the Cathedral and docking back at South Quay.
The crew will point out places of interest on the trip and are always glad to answer any questions.
The trip takes around 45 minutes to complete, we look forward to seeing you soon.