About Us

Stuart Line Cruises is an award-winning, family-run passenger boat business based in the beautiful town of Exmouth, East Devon. Sailing for over 50 years, the year-round cruises have helped us become one of the top attractions in Devon.

Our family-run company was started by Tony Stuart, with the cry of ‘Pay on the Boat!’ back in 1968. The original vessel of Stuart Line was called the Seacrest and was a basic open boat running from a landing stage opposite the Clock Tower on Exmouth Seafront. Since then much has changed, but it is still run by our family today with Tony’s son, Ian and grandson Jake now taking the helm.

Pride of Exmouth and Tudor Rose

Our flagship vessel is the Pride of Exmouth. This is one of the most modern passenger vessels in the country with an outside upper deck and an indoor heated lower deck, pristine facilities, a licensed bar and room for up to 250 people for pleasure cruises and private charters. Our second boat, Tudor Rose, also has an outdoor upper deck and an indoor heated lower deck, facilties, a licensed bar but is smaller in size carrying a maximum of 125 people.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast and River Exe!

Exmouth is the Western gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and also sits on the mouth of the designated RAMSAR site for wildlife, the River Exe. Stuart Line Cruises we offer the widest range of trips in the area which really are the only way to really experience everything this stunning area has to offer.

Our boats are available for private charter and make a fabulous venue for birthdays, discos, weddings and business trips.

We also offer gift vouchers are also available for any boat trip or monetary value and make the perfect gift for friends and family!

Award-Winning Attraction

Stuart Line Cruises aim to ensure every passenger leaves with a smile and this high standard of service is reflected in the awards that have  been handed to us over the years.  One of the highest accolades to date was being voted the BEST Small Attraction in Devon at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards, this now sits alongside the following.

  • Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor
  • Hall of FameTripAdvisor – Five Years of 5 Star reviews
  • Gold Award – Devon Tourism Awards for Small Visitor Attraction
  • Highly Commended – National Coach Tourism Awards
  • Bronze – South West England Tourism Excellence Awards 


We look forward to welcoming you on board!