We operate 10 vehicles ranging from a 23 seater to 49 seaters, we have six full size executive coaches and undertake a large variety of work from private hire, coaching holidays, school contracts and day tours. We do work for Brightwater Holidays, H.F. Holidays, Shearings, Wallace Arnold, local groups and many more. Mounts Bay Coaches is the largest privately owned coach company in West Cornwall, and we a are member of the Confederation of Passenger Transport.Mounts Bay Coaches began way back in 1947 when WJD Oxenham with his mother decided to expand their thriving taxi business to accommodate coaches. They bought Penvor Motors of Pendeen, then Trelawney Tours and later Riviera Tours. The business was operated from 4 Alexandra Road, the current place of our booking office. In 1988 WJD Oxenham retired and his son Jeff and his wife, Kathy took over, since then the business has expanded greatly.We have our own garage premises, situated on the main road into Penzance opposite the heliport with our own team of fitters and of course maintenance of our vehicles comes very high on our list of priorities. If you see our vehicles on the road you will notice all of our vehicle registrations start with OXI, which is an abbreviation for the name Oxenham, we also like to ensure that our coaches are all in the same livery. In addition each coach is given its own name, such as The King of Prussia, Dolly Pentreath, King Arthur, Cap’n Poldark, Godolphin Arab, Lyonesse and Demelza, all names that have a Cornish connection, we are proud of our Cornish roots. We have a small band of loyal drivers, both full and part time, and of course many groups and organisations who hire a coach have their favourite driver who has over the years become a good friend. Many of our customers have been travelling with us for many years and they themselves have become friends. The good thing about being based in a small community like Penzance is the way customers come in and say they’ve enjoyed their day or week out with Mounts Bay Coaches and of course any snags get ironed out face to face. You have to get it right when everyday you meet your passengers, they know you and you know them.