A boozy convoy of vessels cruising from Trelissick to the Greenbank Hotel on Friday signalled the bombastic start of this year’s Fal River Festival.

Organised by the Greenbank’s Working Boat pub, vessels packed with revellers took a two-hour cruise up to Trelissick and back for the official opening of the ten-day Fal River festival.

Bottomless brews were on offer from Skinners behind the bar manned by Fal River staff. Many a high-calibre pasty was enjoyed at the scenic halfway point in Trelissick, courtesy of Denzil Trevithick.

Betty Stogs took to the helm of the Moyana whilst a band of drummers sounded out jubilant rhythms onboard the newly-painted Dazzle Ferry and the fleet re-entered Falmouth Harbour where revellers were shipped onwards to the Greenbank Hotel and the festival continued in full swing.

The fleet’s passengers and crew were in high spirits after the Friday afternoon jaunt out on the open water.

As the festival continued on Friday night, Splann played a live gig at The Working Boat. Yesterday (Saturday May 25), Go Go Skank performed under the events marquee, and this evening (Sunday May 26) rhythm and blues singer Patrick Gilbert will be performing.

For the full list of events taking place in and around the river for this years Fal River Festival, visit: https://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/.