Group Bookings for Tour Operators or Group Organisers

Stuart Line Cruises would like to extend a very warm welcome to group organisers, tour operators and couriers. Whether you are looking to organise a school group, coach holiday excursion or group outing, allow us to share with you some fantastic excursion ideas, which are especially designed for groups of 15 or more, with suggested itineraries at special discounted rates.

Stuart Line Cruises is an award-winning, family-run passenger boat company operating in the River Exe and along the East and South Devon coastlines, from the traditional seaside town of Exmouth, in Devon. Now running for over 50 years, we passionately believe that the River Exe and nearby Jurassic Coast and English Riviera are unrivalled in terms of history, beauty and wildlife and cannot wait to share them with you!


We offer a wide range of trips sailing on the River Exe and towards Sidmouth and Torquay/Brixham. Please click the cruise to read more about the trip.

  1. River Exe Cruise
    1hr 15 min, all year round
  2. Long River Cruise
    2hr 15min. all year round
  3. Round Robin Boat & Train
    1hr boat cruise + 20 mins train ride
  4. One-way Cruise to Exmouth or Topsham
    1hr boat cruise
  5. Jurassic Coast Cruise
    2-3hr boat cruise
  6. Mini Coastal Cruise
    1hr boat cruise
  7. Day Trip to Sidmouth
    Boat cruise to Sidmouth with 3hrs ashore before return
  8. Torquay or Brixham Day Trip
    Boat cruise with 2 hrs ashore in Brixham or 3hrs ashore in Torquay
  9. Guided Birdwatching Cruises
    3hr boat cruise
  10. Winter River Cruise
    1hr 15min cruise or 2hrs 15mins cruise
  11. Festive Cruise
    1hr 30mins boat cruise
  12. Exeter Canal Cruise
    2hrs 30mins one-way
  13. Countess Wear Evening Cruise
    2hrs 30mins boat cruise
  14. Geology Day Cruise
    All day trip



Sailing the River Exe, awarded RAMSAR and SSSI Status


Cruising the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Operating all year round – even Christmas Day!


Joint packages available with other Devon top attractions


Trips to suit every itinerary, from 1 hour to a whole day.


Easily accessible for coaches based just 15 mins from the M5, Junction 30


Complimentary cruise for your driver and organiser


Bespoke packages to suit your group’s requirements


Manual wheelchair accessible on circular cruises

To schedule a group booking of 15 or more people, please call or email us.
The timetables are not intended for group bookings.

01395 222144



Fully heated inside decks with large panoramic windows.


Cosy blankets on open upper decks for year-round enjoyment.


Fully licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks.


Live commentary on all cruises.


On-board toilet facilities.


Manual wheelchair accessible on circular cruises.


We hope you will agree that our diverse range of cruises are a wonderfully pleasing addition to your group holiday or break, whatever your itinerary. Why not go that extra mile for your customers, by offering an indulgent local treat to accompany their excursion? We have a seasonal range of tempting local produce, to transform your outing into a truly sumptuous experience! These must be requested at the time of booking.

Mug of Organic Soup

Hearty and warming, our vegetarian soups are sure to warm the cockles on any winters day!

Tea or Coffee with Biscuits

A piping hot cup of tea or coffee made just how you like it with a selection of scrummy biscuits.

Chunk of Devon Pasty

Award-winning and local pasties are a superb accompaniment to any winter cruise.

Devon Cream Tea

This iconic treat served the Devon way, with lashings of cream and oodles of jam, delicious with free tea or coffee.

Tea or Coffee and Cake

A picture-perfect cup of tea or coffee, accompanied with a slice of heavenly cake.

Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie

Sail through the festive season with a warm glass of mulled wine and a locally produced mince pie.

Joint Packages

All packages include a River Exe Cruise or a Mini Coastal Cruise.

The South Devon Railway is a glorious 14-mile circular steam train journey between the towns of Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Travelling through the hidden valley and along picturesque banks of the River Dart, this is a journey back in time to the relaxing sounds of these iconic steam trains.

Home to the Earl of Devon, Powederham Castle enjoys a picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the River Exe. Experience a guided tour of over 600 years of history, enjoy the walks around the grounds and explore the beautiful gardens before a delicious lunch in the castle cafe.

An award-winning all-weather attraction, World of Country Life is a magical trip to days gone by. There’s a busy programme of daily activities on offer, including a museum of farming, an extensive vintage vehicle collection and a farming restaurant serving hearty home-cooked food.

Explore Exmouth and it’s seafront in this unusual method of transport! Choose from either a town tour with commentary or hop on and off to enjoy the surroundings at leisure! The train can also transport between hotels and the boat in Exmouth Marina and back!

Interested? Contact the Stuart Line family today.

To schedule a group booking of 15 or more people, please call or email us. The timetable listed is not intended for group bookings.

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Phone: 01395-222144