We do not yet know if the Haven Link is running in 2012 but in the meantime it is possible to block book your own trip for parties of up to 12 people. The boat is available complete with skipper at £45 per hour inc. fuel. Please just call 01646 600288 to book.
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History of Haven Link Pilot:
Please click here for a readable/ printable copy: 2010 Brochure
Piloted in 2008 & 2009 Havenlink was greeted with enthusiasm and positive feedback by both residents and visitors, that the service may be repeated in readiness for the Summer season.
In 2009 the service operated every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 26th June 2009 until 7th of September 2009, running two vessels.
The first vessel commenced from last year’s additional port of call Lawrenny and traveled down river via stops at Burton, Hobbs Point, Neyland, Hazelbeach, Milford Haven (Mackerel Stage), Angle, then Dale. After a one hour break at Dale, it then returned upriver via Angle, Milford Haven, Hazel Beach, Neyland, Hobbs Point, Burton then Lawrenny.
The second vessel started from Dale and traveled up river via Angle, Milford Haven, Hazel Beach, Neyland, Hobbs Point, Burton and then Lawrenny. After a one hour stop at Lawrenny, it then returned down river via Burton, Hobbs Point, Neyland, Hazel Beach, Milford Haven, Angle then Dale.
Whether you were walking the coast path, cycling or just fancy a day out, Havenlink provided the opportunity to leave the car behind for stress free travel. The Havenlink water transport service had been designed to be integrated into existing transport links, including the coastal bus service promoted by Pembrokeshire Greenways.
Due to tidal restrictions in some locations, it was not possible to call at all pontoons on certain days. Timetables for the service were displayed on the pontoons as well as being available from Tourist Information Centres. The following websites also carried the timetables and related information: Pembrokeshire Greenways, Milford Haven Port Authority, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, PLANED South West Wales Tourism Partnership, Visit Pembrokeshire and Visit Wales. The service was led by Pembrokeshire Greenways, in conjunction with Milford Haven Port Authority, who first commissioned the pilot in 2008, along with additional partners Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority PLANED and South West Wales Tourism Partnership.
Rhian Higgins, the Pembrokeshire Greenways Officer promoting the scheme commented ‘We were delighted to be able to offer an expanded service for 2009. We still have a long way to go, but the more people that support and use the service, the more opportunities there will be to develop it in the future.
Whatever your quest: the start of a walking holiday, showcasing the area to visitors, a special event or planning an adventure on your doorstep without using the car, Havenlink was an opportunity for all.
Please note that only Hobbs Point and Milford Haven were accessible at all states of the tide. For this reason, it was important to check the available times & destinations for the day/ days people planed to travel.
The schedule was subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions, etc.
The launch of this exciting new waterbus pilot was supported & driven by a number of organisations including Pembrokeshire Greenways, South West Wales Tourism Partnership, Milford Haven Port Authority, Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks (Sustainable Development Fund:SDF), Planed and the Welsh Assembly Government.
In 2008 & 2009, this service was operated by:
Rudders Boatyard –
tel: 01646 602681
N.B. For the meantime, customised trips for group bookings of up to 12 are being made possible by Rudders Boatyard 7 days per week from 6pm so please do call if you would like to organise something specific for a partyof 12.
**ONLY £45 per hour inc. fuel for your own private trip!**