Mini Coastal Cruise
Mini Coastal Cruise
An Introductory Cruise to the South Devon Coastline. Our hour-long Mini Coastal Cruises are a superb introduction to the beautiful Jurassic Coast and South Devon Coastline. Tide and weather dependent, this boat trip will sail you either along Exmouth Seafront to the gateway to the Jurassic Coast or along the South Devon coast past Dawlish along to the infamous Parson and the Clerk.
Suitable for all ages and perfect for families and groups, our mini coastal experience is a great way to get everyone out on the water to see how beautiful our coastlines are!
Duration: 1 hour, sailing times vary, see the timetable
Groups of more than 15: £6.00pp
As Devon’s oldest and most picturesque seaside town, Exmouth is known as the Gateway to the World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast. The starting point is marked by a 5-metre Geoneedle that sits high on the cliff top, this stretch of coastline then runs all the way along to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in Dorset. It is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its outstanding historical significance, 185 million years of geological history that travels through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, can all be clearly seen in the cliffs, caves and coastal stacks.
On the opposite side of the river is the South Devon coastline, and depending on time and tides our Mini Coastal Cruise will occasionally sail over for you to take a closer look. Starting over at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, you will see this 500-acre area of protected grassland, sand dune and mudflats that give a home to many species of plants and birds from the unique perspective of the water. We then sail past the seaside resort of Dawlish Warren, Dawlish town and on to the infamous rock formation, The Parson and the Clerk, where legend has it that a grasping parson and his clerk were turned to stone by the devil as a monument to greed.
Our Mini Coastal Cruises are circular cruises that depart and arrive back to Exmouth Marina and 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 Skipper gives live, useful and entertaining commentary, making sure you don’t miss out on any of the sights and features of the seascape as you pass by.
These cruises sail on our boat, the Pride of Exmouth. Onboard you will find a fully licenced bar serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks. Keeping its traditional features, this boat is also modern, exceptionally clean and well maintained and has toilets on board.
The outside upper decks have great views and plenty of fresh sea air for you, whilst our covered and heated lower decks have large wide windows, meaning you will always get great views whatever the British weather has in store!
It is worth noting that these trips are sea-going cruises and can be affected by strong winds causing a rough sea state. We reserve the right to cancel any sea-going cruise should sailing conditions be unsuitable. In these circumstances, a transfer to another date or a refund will be offered.
Sailing from April through to October, our Mini Coastal Cruises are picture-perfect boat trips, great for families and groups to have a taste of the beautiful seascape in Devon.