Guided Bird Watching Review – Sunday 7th February 2016 What a difference a day makes! We travelled up to Topsham in bright conditions with occasional sunshine, though a strengthening wind on the return brought some showers. We saw our old friends like the Harbour (Common) Seal on Bull Hill sandbank and the Slavonian Grebe off

A combination of high water, strong wind and rain meant there were very few birds seen on this trip. Small waders were nowhere to be seen with the most common species being Avocet and Bar-tailed Godwits, there were good close views of these birds. Just a few Brent Geese on the water, the rest were

Guided Bird Watching Review – Friday 22nd January 2016 The old adage “rain at 7, fine by 11” held true today and we left Exmouth in sunshine, which made for very pleasant conditions!   There were 2 Great Northern Divers in the channel off Exmouth, with 2 others more distant. Shags were plentiful, maybe over

Three consecutive trips with variable weather conditions but excellent birding every day. Saturday, despite wind and rain proved the day of surprises. A Sandwich Tern, which would normally have migrated south months ago was seen fishing at Cockwood and also a Guillemot drifting  down river near Turf. Recent flooding has caused a change in feeding

Today’s cruise was simply brilliant!  The weather forecast seemed to put some people off coming, but apart from a bit of light drizzle, everything was fine. So often the weather is much better in the estuary than in surrounding areas: please don’t be put off by a bad forecast! That said, wind surfers were taking

Can you spot what’s missing?

Unfortunately after several successful years in Mamhead Gardens our booking office is now gone. We have thoroughly enjoyed being located in such a prominent position allowing us to meet and greet our passengers professionally.  During the summer months we have been surrounded by flowers and throughout the year we have gladly answered questions on everything

Booking Fee Free!

Our online ticket booking site is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  So even if you are not available during the traditional office hours you can still ensure you have booked for your favourite trip with us.  You can even book vouchers online, very handy if you have forgotten Auntie Mabel’s

Our thanks to you

Followers of Stuart Line Cruises on Facebook (  and Twitter (stuartlineexm) will already know that last Thursday we were delighted to be awarded Silver in the Visit Devon Tourism Awards of 2015. A group of staff including company owners Ian and Philippa Stuart and their son Jake attended a packed evening at the Plymouth Holiday

Bonaparte’s Gull sighting 24th November 2015

My first trip of the year was a real treat.  At least forty species seen with some surprises amongst them. As we headed out towards the Mouth there were many Brent Geese feeding on the vegetation at the edges of the shore the first of the many hundreds that we saw throughout the trip but

A Match Made in Devon

‘I love him and he loves me….. we’ll get married by the sea!’ If you are planing a wedding for 2016, 2017 or beyond (any one planning on a Christmas proposal take note!) then you may like to consider a seaside wedding on the Devon Heritage Coast. We have teamed up with Martin John Nicholls