Round Robin Boat & Train
Fun for all the family with our boat and train trip!
Travelling by boat and train, this is a fun and distinctively different way to explore two of Devon’s charming towns! This is a day-trip where you can make the day your own!
You can either set sail from Exmouth Marina and cruise up the River Exe to land at Topsham Quay. Here you can spend as long as you like exploring this quaint town before catching the train back to Exmouth.
Alternatively, you can choose to sail from Topsham Quay down the river to land at Exmouth Marina where again you can make the day your own before catching the train back to Topsham.
Trains run every 30 minutes during the day and travel along the Avocet Line which runs along the edge of the Estuary – it’s beautiful!
Duration: 1hour River Cruise plus 15 minutes train journey
Children 0 to 4 years: Free
Children 5 to 15 years: £6.00
Groups of 15 or more: £8.50
Our Round Robin Boat and Train Trips make a great day out for all the family. With an hour-long cruise along the river, time to explore a delightful Devon town, followed with a train ride back home – there’s something for everyone on this trip!
Our boats have outdoor upper decks, with heaps of fresh sea-air to fill your lungs, and heated indoor lower decks with huge windows for excellent viewing. There is a fully licenced bar on board serving a choice of hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks – just enough to keep everyone going! Our boats are exceptionally clean and well maintained and there are toilets on board.
Sailing on the always calm and peaceful waters of the River Exe, this is an excellent introduction to travelling on the water. Your Captain gives insightful and entertaining commentary throughout the cruise, highlighting all the sights on this award-winning river – fingers crossed we get to see our local seal!
The quaint Devon town of Topsham has a historic yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. There is a variety of cafes, a museum, boutiques, and some distinctive 17th Century Dutch style merchant town houses. On Topsham Quay itself, you will find the incredible three-storey Topsham Quay Antiques Centre, where you will be sure to find a quirky and memorable souvenir of the day!
The seaside town Exmouth is one of oldest and most picturesque in Devon. Known as the Gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast it has two miles of beautiful golden sandy beach which both big and little kids will love! There are heaps of local family attractions, parks and play areas – and a dinosaur safari trail. The town centre has a huge choice of cafes, restaurants and shops or you can discover more of the history of the town by following the Blue Plaque heritage trail.
The train ride between Exmouth and Topsham runs along the Avocet Line, one of the greatest scenic railway lines in the country. Hugging the Exe Estuary for much of its route, it has views like no other of this award-winning river and local wildlife.
Situated in between Exmouth and Topsham is the village of Lympstone and with your hop-on hop-off train ticket, you can take some time to explore this chocolate box Devon village before either re-boarding the train or why not walk the last section along the Exe Estuary Trail?
Our Round Robin Boat and Train Trip is truly a great day out with so many adventures to be had for all the family – this is a real memory making day!