Western Lady Ferry


The “Western Lady” ferry has been in operation for more than 65 years, serving as a gateway across the bay from Torquay to Brixham. This is a delightful way to view the bay, especially on sunnier days, with the trip only lasting about 35 minutes.

The ferry service is now operated under Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company; look out for the blue and cream boats Western lady V1 and Western Lady V11. Both boats are approx. 60 ft. long and can accommodate in excess of 170 passengers.

The service can be used in conjunction with the Jubilee Travel Card, which allows travel on any of their travel be it boats, buses or steam trains.

They operate an almost hourly service on most days, weather dependent!




Re-Opening From Monday 17th May

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We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel, restaurant & bar on Monday 17th May.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority. 

Previous Bookings:

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at contact@thehotelbalmoral.co.uk and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates or call us on 01803 293 381. We will send you confirmation to confirm.