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

Welcome to June’s edition of Stuart Line Cruise’s Newsletter! It’s all about the summer and the sunsets! Countess Wear Evening Cruise Meet our New Ales! Fish and Fizz Night Sailing the Navigable Length of the River Exe… We had such a spectacular time on our first Countess Wear Cruise of the season, the Exe was in

This afternoon saw the last birdwatching cruise of the season, after yesterday’s exceptional cancellation due to snow and ice on the roads. There was still the unusual sight of Lapwings and Golden Plovers feeding on the sandy shore of Warren Point, otherwise the tides and drizzle had rendered the intertidal areas free of snow. There

So much for the Met Office’s ‘first day of spring’! With the temperature below zero, the ‘Beast from the East’ met with warm air from storm Emma heading up from the south, and the result was a blizzard of fine snow that covered the intertidal areas and brought in large numbers of Lapwings, Golden Plovers

Today’s cruise was a bit challenging, with the ‘Beast from the East’ bringing a chilling easterly wind (the temperature barely rose above freezing) and occasional light snow flurries. We saw the Great Northern Diver off Cockwood, where the Slavonian Grebe had retreated eastwards, presumably to get out of the wind. No doubt for the same reason,