Saturday 19th January 2019 Today was the first birdwatching cruise of 2019 in lovely calm, sunny conditions. Highlights included a Great Northern Diver and the usual Slavonian Grebe off Cockwood, c20 Great Crested Grebes, c250 Pintail around the mouth of the Clyst, 3 Eiders (immature drakes) between Exmouth and Cockwood, c30 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Sanderlings,

Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ December Newsletter! Christmas Sailings Christmas Boat Party Guided Bird Watching Christmas Sailings In passing conversation, people have often remarked ‘oh that sounds like a fun career – very seasonal though? Must be nice to have the winter off!’ We giggle and swiftly correct them – how mistaken they can be!

Exe Estuary birdwatching cruise, 6th December 2018 This afternoon’s cruise again witnessed spectacular numbers of birds in the estuary, especially the upper part. The Great Northern Diver was still present between Cockwood and Starcross, as were the usual Slavonian Grebe, 2 Little Grebes and 2 immature drake Eiders; the Eiders seemed to be feeding successfully on

Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ November Newsletter! Devon Tourism Awards – We Won! Bonfire Night Cruise Christmas Cruises WE WON GOLD! We are thrilled to announce that we have won the Gold Award for ‘Small Attraction of the Year’ at the prestigious Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2018! We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Highbullen Hotel, Golf

Guided Bird Watching cruise on 24 November 2018 Our afternoon cruise started with a Common Scoter in the mouth of the estuary and a Peregrine sitting on the top of the church in Exmouth. Off Cockwood we found the ‘resident’ Slavonian Grebe and then the Great Northern Diver first seen on the 22nd. About 15

Exe Estuary cruise, 22 November 2018 What a cracking afternoon on the Exe to kick off the new season of birdwatching cruises!  To start an afternoon full of estuary birds, we watched a Peregrine zooming around over the sea off Exmouth.  Having almost missed the resident Slavonian Grebe off Cockwood, we had much better views

Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises‘ October Newsletter! “The wind was blowing very hard as Pooh neared Piglet’s house. ‘Happy Windsday, Piglet. I see you’re sweeping leaves.’ ‘Yes Pooh. But it’s hard. This is a very unfriendly wind.’” ~ Winnie The Pooh Certainly, one or two unfriendly winds have been and gone – the seasons are shifting but the River

Welcome to Stuart Line Cruises’ September Newsletter! Reflecting back on our Indian Summer – indeed, we have enjoyed a prolonged period of unseasonably warm, dry weather, generating elated spirits and some truly memorable cruises! We would like to share with you a few of this past month’s highlights and what we’re looking forward to as we

Welcome Stuart Line Cruises’ August Newsletter! We’ve had an idyllic summer this year at Stuart Line Cruises and would like to share a few highlights and upcoming events! Seal Pup born on the River Exe Torquay and Brixham Day Trips Dartmouth Regatta Seal Pup Born on the River Exe As we set sail up the

Welcome to July’s edition of Stuart Line Cruises’ Newsletter… We just cannot believe how incredible the weather has been so far! This month’s updates include: Jurassic Coast – Including the Sidmouth Folk Festival! Purbeck Ice Cream Teignmouth Carnival Jurassic Coast Adventures “Oh, the things you will find, if only you don’t stay behind!” – Dr