Father’s Day Cruise
Father’s Day Cruise
This year Father’s Day will fall on Sunday 16 June and what better way to show your Dad how much he means to you than spending time out on the water with a delicious pasty and a pint!
Our one and a half hour cruise will set sail at 12.30pm where you will be able to sit back and appreciate the scenery whilst enjoying one of our delicious award-winning Chunk of Devon pasties and a nice cold pint!
Sailing on the calm assured waters of the award-winning River Eve, you can choose from sitting on our outdoor upper deck or our covered and heated lower deck so you can enjoy the day whatever the weather!
Throughout the world, Father’s Day is celebrated as a way to take a moment to honour and thank our fathers and the father figures in our lives. Traditionally this day always falls on the third Sunday in June, however, the dates vary greatly throughout with world with Australia celebrating in September and Denmark in November.
Father’s Day is a relatively new celebration in comparison to Mother’s Day only dating back to the early 1900s There are various versions as to the origins of this day, the most prominent refer to Sonora Smart Dodd. After hearing a Mother’s Day sermon in church, Sonora felt that fathers needed recognition too. She had lost her mother when she was 16 and had been bought up with her 5 other siblings by her father and passionately believed they should be celebrated in the same way mothers are on Mother’s Day.
However, it wasn’t until 1966 that the first presidential declaration was made to assign Father’s Day and then in 1972 President Nixon made the day a national holiday. So why not join us to celebrate everything we love about the Dads in our lives on our Fathers Day Special Cruise! Sailing along the waters of this stunning stretch of coastline, this circular cruise will depart from Exmouth Marina, travelling the peaceful waters up past Powderham Castle and along to where the river ends on Exmouth’s traditional seafront. Our boats have an outside upper deck with plenty of fresh air and cosy blankets to snuggle under whilst you soak up the scenery. We also have toasty indoor heated lower decks, with huge panoramic windows ideal for viewing all the sights as we cruise past.
Our Chunk of Devon pasties have now won over 130 awards and in 2018 the Steak Pasty won Gold again at the Great Taste Awards – for the 9th year in a row! We offer a choice of either the mouth-watering steak or the fully loaded vegetarian pasty – just let us know when you are booking which you would prefer! Alongside our delicious pasties we are also including a choice of drinks to whet your whistles. What do you fancy, an ice cold pint of lager or refreshing cider, a glass of crisp white wine or warming red, or even an invigorating soft drink to help keep a clear head! Our boats each have a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of local ales and the artisan gin, Copperfrog, distilled in here in Exmouth, alongside a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks – just in case you fancy a little something extra after your pasty and pint!
As circular cruises that depart and arrive back to Exmouth Marina, they are easily accessible for manual wheelchairs. Our crew are always on hand to assist with boarding and are happy to help with any other requirements for the duration of the cruise. During each trip, your Skipper will give you live, informative and enjoyable commentary, ensuring that you get to see everything this beautiful river has to offer.
So why not treat both yourself and your Dad this year with something a little different – get away from the crowds and simply enjoy celebrating just how wonderful he really is!