This is Steve. “Self Drive Steve”, as he’s known.

You’ll find him on the Town Quay next to the blue hut.

Steve hates having his photo taken.

These are Steve’s boats, they’re Cat 400s, max speed 6 knots.

They’re ideal even for the complete novice to drive.

He has ten that fit 5 people and four that take 7.

Steve hires his boats out for visitors during the summer.

(Hence the nickname “Self Drive Steve”.)

He’ll bring your boat to you on the Town Quay.

You’ll be kitted out in lifejackets and shown the ropes.

It’s wheel-steering, so just like driving a car.

And off you go – out into the blue.

You could travel down-river, towards the sea.

(But not out to sea, thanks!)

Dolphins are sometimes spotted up there.

. . . Or up-river, past Fowey’s iconic Troy sailing boats.

Down towards the historic china-clay docks.

Past the moored RNLI Fowey lifeboat.

All safety equipment and fuel are included in the price.

Hire from half-hour to a full week.

Experience the freedom of the river while others greenly gaze.


Just talk to Steve – he’s onĀ 0798 999 1115.

You can pre-book or meet him on Fowey Town Quay.

Get out on the water – it’s amazing out there!