Jurassic Coast Cruise
See the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at its Best!
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 Exmouth Marina and sails along the oldest section of the Site, known as the Triassic Era.
Sit back and relax as we sail through time with the most stunning views of this 185-million-year-old geological portrait. Whether you are on holiday in Devon or live in the area, this cruise is the perfect way for friends or groups to see this World Heritage Site from its best perspective.
Sailing: Times vary, please see the timetable
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Groups of more than 15: £8.50
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.
The Geoneedle also sees the start of the Jurassic Coast section of the South West Coast Path. The first leg of the walk gently takes you into the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty before becoming more adventurous on the cliff top approach to Budleigh Salterton before descending into the beautiful town of Sidmouth, with its boutique shops, botanical gardens, cafes and restaurants.
This stretch of the South West Coast Path is exceptionally popular with visitors due the stunning scenery, geological and historical importance of the area with many people choosing to stay over and taking a cruise to see the scenery from a complementary 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. Tides and weather will determine the specific route of this cruise, often we will sail dramatically close the Sea Stacks at Ladram Bay and occasionally along as far as the regency town of Sidmouth.
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 non-landing cruise, this trip is suitable for manual wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility and our crew are always available to assist with your requirements throughout.
Lasting between 2 to 3 hours, 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 choice of hot and cold refreshments and snacks.
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!
Maintaining their traditional features, our boats are also modern, exceptionally clean and well maintained and toilets are also on each vessel.
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 April and October, our Jurassic Coast Cruises are undoubtedly the best way to see this stretch of the British coastline.