South Ferriby is situated about four miles along the A1077 from Barton upon Humber which is at the southern end of the Humber Bridge.

A regular bus service (the 350) runs between Hull and Scunthorpe passing the marina every half hour. We are serviced by the main railway stations of Hull, Barnetby and Scunthorpe and Humberside (12 miles) and Robin Hood (30 miles) International Airports.

South Ferriby has two pubs, the Hope and Anchor near the lock and the Nelthorpe Arms in the village.  The Post Office/Spar Shop is a short walk from the marina.

The River Ancholme is navigable for about 17 miles; the maximum headroom under bridges is 4.42 metres (14ft 6ins). A key, available from the South Ferriby lock keepers is needed for Harlam Hill lock near the southern end of the River Ancholme and is operated by the boat owner. A general speed limit of 7mph applies throughout the Ancholme, however between Coal Dyke End, Brigg and Bishopbridge, 4mph applies.