The BEST Way to See Santa in Devon!
Our Sail with Santa Cruises have been the family’s festive favourite for over 20 years. Join us 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 the children will receive an amazing handpicked gift whilst the grown ups can enjoy a glass of our secret recipe mulled wine and locally baked mince pie.
This hour-long trip is packed full of fun from the moment you join us and are a fabulously festive way to kick off 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
Trip duration: 1 hour
12 months old and under: £4.00
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 and outdoor upper decks with plenty of opportunity to meet the Captain and hopefully even get to drive the boat!
This hour-long cruise is packed from start to finish with heaps for everyone to do! For the children they can choose from a wide range of Christmas face paints and watch whilst our balloon modeller creates a masterpiece for them to take home!
All the tasty treats of drinks, sweets and chocolates are handed round 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 for each child by a small troop of Elves!
Before we start to head back in, we are treated to a truly fabulous show from Punch and Judy. These iconic shows have stood the test of time and provide great entertainment for both the children and grown ups!
For the adults there are some warm locally produced mince pies and a glass of our homemade secret recipe mulled wine to enjoy whilst the children are delighted and entertained.
Our boats have indoor heated lower decks and outdoor upper decks, there is also a bar serving a range of hot and cold drinks and toilets are on board.
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!
Tis the season to Sail with Santa!
While Father Christmas checks who’s been naught 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!