Jurassic Coast Cruise from Sidmouth
Explore the Jurassic Coast leaving from Devon’s regency town of Sidmouth
There’s no better way to see England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, than from the water.
This circular cruise departs from the pebbled beach in Sidmouth and sails along the oldest section of the Site, known as the Triassic Era before returning you to Sidmouth.
Whether you are on holiday in Devon or are lucky enough to live here, this cruise is simply the best way to see this famous stretch of the British Coastline. So, take time out to sit back and relax with family and friends to enjoy the most stunning views of this 185-million-year-old geological portrait.
Sailing: Dates vary – take a look at the timetable to find a day to suit you
Groups of more than 15: £10.00
Our Jurassic Coast Cruise from Sidmouth departs from the pebbled beach at Sidmouth and cruises along the Jurassic Coastline to Exmouth Marina before returning you ashore.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast takes its place alongside other natural world sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef in terms of its outstanding historical significance. Running from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage this unspoilt stretch of coastline reveals a unique geological portrait of 185 million years of the Earth’s history sequentially exposed in dramatic cliffs, secluded caves, coastal stacks and barrier beaches.
The gradient of the rocks form a journey through time that includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, and the whole stretch of the Site is of enormous visual, educational and research importance.
Our Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section of this World Heritage Site, known as the Triassic Era and is famous for its deep red colour. It was opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2002 and is marked by a Geoneedle at Orcombe Point in Exmouth.
Running along the top of the coastline is one of the most popular stretches of the South West Coast Path. Visitors and residents alike love this section mainly due the stunning landscape, geological and historical importance of the area. Many walkers choose to stay over and take in a cruise to see the scenery from a breath-taking perspective.
As we sail along we will be close to the cliffs to give an incredibly detailed view of the rocks and then sail further out to offer a panoramic perspective for you to see the Site in all its wonder.
The live commentary throughout the cruise from your Skipper covers the changing history and appearance of the area as well as the wildlife and towns that we pass ensuring you get the best experience possible.
As a 3-hour cruise you will have plenty of time to sit back a relax on board. Sailing on our Pride of Exmouth boat, there is a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks. Maintaining its traditional features, this boat is also modern, exceptionally clean and well maintained and toilets are also on board.
Locally sourced seasonal produce is available, although we think this trip is best suited to our deliciously Devon Cream Tea! These are available to pre-order when you book online, so best to make sure you don’t miss out!
This cruise is suitable for passengers with good mobility, as it departs and arrives back to the pebbled beach of Sidmouth. As this is a sea-going cruise, the sea state can be affected by the weather and the winds. If the weather conditions are unsuitable for a pleasant trip, we reserve the right to cancel. In these circumstances, we will offer to transfer you onto another date or issue you with a refund.
Sailing between May and September, our Jurassic Coast Cruises from Sidmouth are undoubtedly the best way to see this stretch of the British coastline.