Enjoy a leisurely and extended version of our classic River Exe Cruise

Explore even more of the glorious and always-calm waters of the River Exe during our Long River Exe Cruise.

Always beautiful, these cruises are the best way to see the stunning scenery, wildlife and nature of the nationally renowned Exe Estuary and surrounding towns and villages.

Departing from Exmouth Marina, we travel on tranquil waters past Powderham Castle, Lympstone, Starcross and Turf Lock, before pausing at Topsham Quay to begin the return journey home.

With indoor heated lower decks and huge windows for great viewing and outside upper decks with plenty of fresh air, this is the effortlessly relaxing way to experience the beauty of this area – whatever the weather!


Sailing: Times vary, please see the timetable

Duration: 2hours 15mins

Adults: £12.00 | Children: £8.00*
Groups of more than 15 adults: £9.50

*Please note we do not recommend this cruise for young children due to the duration. Why not take a look at our River Exe Cruise? For a shorter, family-friendly cruise on the River!


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Trip Description


Rising in Simons bath on Exmoor, the River Exe is the longest river in Devon. Running for more than 50 miles and up to one mile wide in stretches between Tiverton and Exeter before it meets the sea in Exmouth.

The river is nationally celebrated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for wading and migrating birds. Also, as a selected RAMSAR site, the wetlands are designated to be of international importance for its nature and wildlife. This spectacular stretch of water is a birdwatchers' paradise, and many people travel to see species such as avocets, curlews, teal, oystercatchers, redshanks, and plovers that visit during the winter months. One of our favourite sights on the water has to be the resident seals, on our cruises we frequently see them enjoying the area for its food and sunbathing hotspots!

As such a large area of water, the river is also commonly used for water sports, especially kite surfing, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. Over recent years, the river has become famous for its nationally award-winning floating restaurant, the River Exe café. Only accessible by water taxi during the Summer months, the café has gained an incredible reputation for its wide range of locally sourced food that can be enjoyed surrounded by amazing panoramic views.

As circular cruises that depart and arrive back to Exmouth Marina, these 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 Captain will give you live, informative and enjoyable commentary, ensuring that you get to see everything this beautiful river has to offer.

Our boats each have a fully licensed bar on board serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks. Whilst our boats are modern, they also keep their traditional features, they are exceptionally clean, well maintained and there are toilets on board. Locally sourced and seasonal our deliciously Devon Cream Teas are perfect for enjoying these time indulgent trips – make sure you pre-order your when you make your booking!

Our Long River Exe Cruises are a great way to take some extra time to relax and experience the gorgeousness of this corner of the world!

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For group bookings of 15+, we tailor a schedule to suit your needs.
Please call us as the timetable listed is not intended for group bookings.


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