River Cruises

River Cruises are one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning scenery of the River Dart

River Cruises

River & Harbour Cruises:

Take a wonderful circular boat trip (starts in and returns to Dartmouth) viewing Bayards Cove, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dittisham village, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Boathouse, Greenway Quay and​ the estate​ of the late Dame Agatha Christie. A lovely addition to your day out in Devon. Full, informative (and usually amusing!) commentary is provided. This is a circular trip that starts and finishes in Dartmouth. This cruise departs daily at 11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 13:30, 14:15 & 15:15. Tickets may be​ purchased at the kiosks close to the entrance to the town pontoon.


Rail & River Cruises:

Why not enjoy a full day excursion combining a steam train ride and a river cruise.

Travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the river Dart on our foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where you board one of ​the​ boats for a circular ​river cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House – home to the late Dame Agatha Christie.

Tell the children to keep their eyes peeled for the varied wildlife that can be seen – Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and​ ​Kingfishers​​ if you’re quick enough! Pick up a colouring in sheet in ​the visitor centre ​at Kingswear ​railway​ station. Why not get the children to colour in the wildlife they spot.