Sea & River Adventures

As well as all there is to do on land, why not take a cruise upon the stunning rivers of South Devon…

You could take a short trip to some of South Devon’s most intriguing historical sites and homes, or take a longer journey around the River Dart onboard one of the fantastic Harbor Cruises.

Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer


The historic paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today and is running on her home waters of the River Dart once more. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth and plied her trade between Totnes and Dartmouth until 1965 (her engines are even older, dating back to 1904, eight years before the sinking of the Titanic).

Dartmouth Steam & River Boat Company

Dartmouth Castle Ferry


The famously beautiful Dart Estuary should really be enjoyed from a boat and the Castle Ferry with its traditional open launches is one of the best and simplest ways of getting close to the water – an authentic Dartmouth treat. The trip passes our unique Lower Ferry – the last remaining tug and float ferry in England, ancient Bayards Cove, with its cobbled quay and fort and waterfront houses.

Dartmouth Castle Ferry

Dartmouth Harbor 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 commentary is provided. This is a circular trip that starts and finishes in Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Seam & River Boat Company

Dittisham Passenger Ferry


The quaint village of Dittisham has some of the river’s most wonderful views. Enjoy a delicious pub lunch at the Ferry Boat Inn or visit the Anchorstone Café for some local fresh seafood or even hire a boat to explore the river. Link with many walks including the Dart Valley Trail, Greenway Walk, and others.

Greenway & Ditisham Ferry