The BEST Way to See Santa in Devon!

Our Sail with Santa Cruises have been the family’s festive favourite in Exmouth for over 25 years. Join the Stuart family as we set sail on the calm waters of the River Exe, taking some well-deserved time out to enjoy Christmas together! Come and meet Santa in his enchanting on-board grotto where every child will receive a good-quality, handpicked gift, whilst the grown-ups can enjoy a glass of our secret recipe homemade mulled wine and a warm, locally baked mince pie.

This cruise is packed full of fun from the moment you join us and is a fabulously festive way to kick-start Christmas! Advanced booking for these trips is essential and each present is handpicked and age specific for each child.


Sailing: Times vary please see the timetable

Duration: 1hour

Adults: £14.00 | Children: £14.00
Under 12 months: £7.00

£2.50 booking fee (applied at checkout)


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Trip Description


'Tis the season to Sail with Santa!
While Father Christmas checks who’s been naughty or nice, parents enjoy mulled wine & mince pies,
Glitter & tinsel sparkle away – the crew are in costume for this festive day!
Into the Grotto children try to peek, to see if Santa is there fast asleep,
Ah ha, he’s awake and he’s getting ready, to give them toys, books or a even a teddy,
An hour later & the trip’s all done, by the looks on their faces they’ve all had fun!
They wave goodbye full of cheer, we’ll Sail with Santa again next year!

Our Sail with Santa Cruises make a visit to Santa’s Grotto not only one they will remember but will soon become part of your family Christmas tradition! Setting sail along the peaceful waters of the River Exe, our boats have an indoor heated lower deck with large windows for great viewing.

This cruise is packed from start to finish with heaps for everyone to do! Watch whilst our entertainers captivate their audience and prepare to roar with good old-fashioned laughter as the traditional Punch and Judy show entertains the adults and children alike!

Tasty treats including drinks and snacks are served to make sure the children are refreshed and ready to go to see Santa! His magical custom-built grotto on the lower deck is full of festive charm as everyone is welcomed down the staircase to meet the man himself. We take exceptional care when selecting the gifts for the children and each one is hand-wrapped by our very own elves!

For the adults, there are warm, locally produced mince pies and a glass of our homemade secret recipe mulled wine to enjoy whilst the children are delighted and entertained from start to finish. Our boats have indoor heated lower decks and outdoor upper decks and there is a fully licensed cash bar, serving a wide range of hot, cold, alcoholic and soft drinks which are available to purchase throughout.

Toilets are on board the boat but please note, these are not wheelchair accessible.

Generations of families have now been coming to our Sail with Santa cruises – so why not make this part of your family’s festive tradition – we look forward to welcoming you on board!

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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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