Other activities in Plymouth
Sound Cruising offers regular cruises from the Barbican Pontoon to the huge warships at Plymouth's naval base (1½ hours, adult/child £6.25/3) and up the River Tamar to the Cornish village of Calstock (4½ hours, adult/child £10/7).
The little yellow Mount Batten Ferry shuttles from beside the Mayflower Steps across to the Mount Batten Peninsula.
Sound Cruising offers regular boat trips from Phoenix Wharf out to the warships at Plymouth's naval base. If you want to surf, the best beaches are Bigbury-on-Sea and Bantham, 16 and 20 miles south respectively - you can hire equipment or take lessons.