Stuart Line Cruises is a family run passenger boat business based in the beautiful town of Exmouth, Devon. We have become, in that time, one of THE things to do in Exmouth and one of the top family attractions in Devon.
The family run company was started by Tony Stuart, with the cry of ‘Pay on the Boat!’, over 45 years ago in 1968. The original vessel of Stuart Line, was called Seacrest and was a basic open boat running from a landing stage opposite the Clock Tower. Since then, much has changed but is still run by the same family today by Tony’s son, Ian. The future plans are moving in the same direction with the company now moving over to Ian’s son Jake.
The flagship vessel of the company is the “Pride of Exmouth”. We pride ourselves on being one of the most modern passenger vessels in the country with inside and outside seating (with heaters), toilets, licensed bar and room for up to 200 people for pleasure cruises and private charters. Our second boat, the “Tudor Rose” also has the same specification but is smaller in size.
Explore the Jurassic Coast and River Exe
Exmouth is now the Western gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and at the mouth of the River Exe, designated a RAMSAR site for its wildlife. Taking a cruise with Stuart Line Cruises is the only way to get up close and personal with all the area has to offer. We also operate our boats for private charter and makes for a top venue for birthdays, weddings of business trips alike.
Locals and visitors alike are all welcome to step aboard and explore with the help of the experienced and knowledgeable crew, we are always happy to accept dogs too!
Stuart Line Cruises aim to ensure our guests leave with a smile and aim to make sure we do our part for our home town too. To mark this, we are honoured to have been chosen to be the “Lifetime Dedication to Business” winners in the Exmouth Business Awards 2013 and also nominated in the Hospitality and Leisure Category. These stand alongside our nomination in the 2012 Group Travel Awards and Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor!
In 2014 we were nominated in the National Coach Tourism Awards as a Coach Friendly Attraction and in the Exmouth Business Awards for Customer Service. We have been awarded Top Tourism Attraction Award at the Exmouth Business Awards and our third Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate. We also achieved a Gold Award in the Devon Tourism Awards for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.
So far in 2015 we have been awarded a Bronze in the South West Excellence Awards and also a nomination for South West Family Business of the Year!
So the only question left is “when will we see you?”