Wick Ferry, an alternative to sitting in traffic to and from Christchurch on Tuckton Bridge ?
By Com_Publisher | Sunday, March 25, 2012, 19:25
Wick Ferry runs across the River Stour between Wick village and Christchurch. At only 90p each way, is it an alternative for those coming into town from Southbourne?
Wick Ferry. A nicer way to cross the river, rather than sitting in the queues on Tuckton Bridge?
The car park in Wick is currently FREE, if you don't need a lot of shopping it may be a useful alternative to popping into town and avoid the stress and wasted fuel as you sit patiently, or not, in the queue to get over Tuckton Bridge while the road works are in operation !
Some historians believe that the first ferry rights were granted before the Christchurch Priory was built, which would make the service nearly 1000 years old, but nobody disputes that the service is 200-250 years old !
The Ferry runs from now, every day (weather and tide permitting) until the end of October, from 10am until 5pm (or 4.30, check with Captain when you get on!)
If the flag is flying, the ferry is running.
Bournemouth Boating Services also run river cruises and frequent ferry service between Tuckton Tea Gardens, Wick Ferry, Christchurch Quay and Mudeford Sandbank for the beach and Hengistbury Head. Children half price. Reduced rates for parties. Self Drive Motor Boats and Rowing Boats also for hire at Wick Ferry & Christchurch Quay.
Please contact them on for further information 01202 429119