You can sail the River Exe in rain or shine aboard one of our comfortable passenger vessels.
With a choice of inside or outside seating, a licensed bar, toilets and live commentary there is no excuse not to sit back, relax and enjoy the always calm waters.
The River Exe Estuary is a haven for wildlife, particularly during the winter months and there are many trips that take in the sights and history so everyone from 1 to 100 can step aboard.
River Exe Cruise – our most popular and frequent trip
This 75 minute cruise sails on all states of the tide and provides excellent views of the area. A circular tour covering roughly 6 miles we recommend it for all ages, particularly those who maybe a nervous sailor. The waters of the Exe are sheltered by a combination of sandbanks ensuring a smooth and comfortable trip at any time of the year.
Round Robin Cruise – Boat & Train Excursion
Explore and view the Exe both on and off the Estuary with a combined ticket viewing the river from every angle.
Under 5’s travel free of charge on this excursion which can be started either from Exmouth or Topsham.
The boat trip lasts one hour and travels and navigable length of the Exe, you’ll even be able to see the train you will return on as it travels parallel with the river. Your train ticket allows you to catch any train you wish back to your starting town. You can even hop off and explore Lympstone at no extra cost.
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Summer Coastal Cruises
Between Easter and October you can explore beyond the boundary of the river and take in the delights of the South Devon Coast or the unique history of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Jurassic Coast Cruise – stunning coast line only visible from the water
Orcombe Point is situated at the end of Exmouth’s two miles of golden sand and marks the start of England’s only natural World Heritage site. Opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2003 the red cliffs are from the Triassic Era and over 250 million years old.
The best vantage point is from the water and the trip takes you alongside and towering cliffs, coastal wildlife and between the unique sea stacks at Ladram Bay.
With car parking always at a premium and buses and trains not necessarily reaching where you want them to a relaxing sailing by boat is the best way to get explore.
Between May and September you can sail every Thursday to Torbay and choose between 3 hours in the bustling tourist destination of Torquay or 2 hours in the historic fishing town of Brixham.
Approximately once a month you can also take an extended Jurassic Coast involving land at the Victorian holiday resort of Sidmouth for 3 hours.
There is always something different taking place from a trip on the oldest shipping canal to Exeter to a winter Guided Bird Watching Cruise or a Sail With Santa trip