Ocean City Sights takes you on a trip around the heart of Plymouth’s waterfront. There’s plenty to see and do! Hop on and off all day to enjoy the sights of the Barbican, the Hoe, Royal William Yard, and Plymouth’s City Centre.
Running throughout the summer, Ocean City Sights is an exciting new ‘hop on, hop off’ experience exploring the best of Britain’s Ocean City – with a host of exclusive offers redeemable at businesses along the way available as part of your ticket.
Ocean City Sights, launched on Saturday 6th April, with the first passengers boarding and making use of the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ service.
Plymouth Citybus came up with the idea to offer the city of Plymouth an affordable sightseeing option on land, which benefits local businesses, tourists and residents.
With Mayflower400 launching later this year, Plymouth is anticipating next summer to be a bumper one in terms of tourist visitors to the city – and the Ocean City Sights bus will give them the perfect way to get around and really take in all the sights from a unique vantage point.
The aim for Ocean City Sights is to provide a way for tourists and local people alike to make the most of Plymouth’s City Centre and Waterfront areas and we believe it really is fulfilling its aim!
Ocean City Sights is providing both a convenient way to see the sights of Plymouth and get around whilst being able to explore the historical landmarks, attractions and beautiful sights from one of the best viewing points of the city.
Ocean City Sights is an all-weather service. There are special weather-proof seats on the upper deck of the bus in case it rains, and heaters too, in case it gets cold. The front of the upper deck is undercover, so you can enjoy the sights from the top without getting wet or cold! You can still see plenty from the lower deck too.
Mark Collins, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Plymouth Citybus, said: “There’s so much to show off in Plymouth and we hope that Ocean City Sights will capture the best of Britain’s Ocean City.
“We are also extremely keen to promote local businesses and attractions along the route and can offer passengers exclusive offers they won’t get anywhere else – all included in the price of a ticket.”
Plymouth Citybus has worked with local businesses to provide exclusive offers to Ocean City Sights passengers when they present their ticket at attractions, eateries, and shops on the route.
Having only launched in April, Ocean City Sights is already a huge hit with the locals, tourists, and businesses throughout the city.
The 35 stops have driven sales for local businesses along the route and beyond, with more people choosing to explore the city of Plymouth in more depth than they usually would; boosting the local economy!
The friendly drivers have taken passengers from around the world (America, Europe, even China) around Plymouth’s waterfront – many of whom have enjoyed it so much they’ve boarded again on other days.
One of the amazing things about Ocean City Sights is that it links the City Centre, Waterfront and Royal William Yard areas together, while really highlighting what they all have to offer.
Every Ocean City Sights bus ticket gives exclusive discounts at retailers and attractions across these areas, so passengers can make a day of it and hop on/off as many times as they like while getting exclusive discounts along the route – which in turn is great for business.
There are around 20 exclusive offers from businesses along the route, so it’s also been proving popular in the business community as a different way to get customers through the door.
These offers include 10% off admission to the National Marine Aquarium, two for one on the entire menu at the Treasury bar and restaurant, free child entry to the Mayflower Museum and many, many more!
All the offers available are listed on the dedicated website: www.oceancitysights.co.uk
Ocean City sights is a great way to travel around Plymouth for anybody, with wheelchair users and prams welcome onboard, absolutely anyone can enjoy the sights of Plymouth from the buses.
The route for Ocean City Sights includes 35 well known and popular Plymouth destinations. The first Ocean City Sights stop is Royal Parade, it then heads to the Barbican passing by the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery. After this, it drives along the Barbican where one of Plymouth’s must-see spots is located – The Mayflower Steps, then along the historic Hoe Foreshore before reaching Millbay and Royal William Yard that boasts restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries to you to explore.
It then travels along Union Street where the Palace Theatre is located – once home to some of the world’s most infamous performers. It then travels up to the Railway Station and the University of Plymouth – near to where the city’s new groundbreaking heritage attraction The Box is being built. The last stretch of the journey sees it turn into Mayflower Street and through the city centre’s ‘independent quarter’ of shops before returning back to Royal Parade.
Ocean City Sights operates on a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ basis meaning that passengers can begin their journey at any stop they prefer allowing more time to explore the local businesses along the route and make use of the exclusive discounts they receive with their bus ticket.
The bus will be operating throughout summer, running every 30 minutes during the school holidays from Saturday 27th July 2019.
Tickets for Ocean City Sights start at £3 for children, £5 for adults, ranging up to £15 for a family ticket. There is also an option for an OCS Plus ticket which can be purchased from any Plymouth Citybus service and the Ocean City Sights bus. It gives you unlimited hop-on/hop-off travel on the Ocean City Sights service PLUS unlimited day travel on any Plymouth Citybus service within the Citybus zones 1 and 2. OCS Plus tickets start at £4.50 for children, £7.50 for adults and £23.50 for a family up to 5 people with a maximum of 2 adults.
Get out this summer and enjoy the sights of Plymouth from the Ocean City Sights bus any day of the week, whatever the weather. We’ll definitely be making use of Ocean City Sights here at OM!
For more information about Ocean City Sights, the service times and tickets head over to www.oceancitysights.co.uk
Call: 01752 662271
Facebook – @oceancitysights
Twitter – @OceanCitySights
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