Embark on a journey to uncover the allure of Dartmouth's coastal wonders from the perspective of the sea. Choose from a selection of boats and boards, including kayaks, paddleboards, or motorboats, for an exhilarating adventure along the South Devon coast. Dive into the region's rich history and wildlife by joining a guided tour. Don't miss the unique experience of navigating through Salcombe's high tide or taking a voyage on the iconic Dartmouth paddle steamer.
Take the ferry to Dartmouth
Easily the best way to get to Dartmouth is to walk into Dittisham and catch the ferry from down on the pontoon by the Ferry Boat Inn. They run every half hour from 10.30 - 17.00 daily and you get a super trip without the hassle of parking your car when you arrive. Call to book - essential in the summer as they only carry 12 passengers at a time.
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Take a trip on a paddle steamer
The 'Kinswear Castle' is the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK and she was built on the River Dart! In 1924 she was launched from Noss by Philip & Son Ltd and you can take a trip from Dartmouth on this gorgeous ship from a bygone era.
Dartmouth Regatta has so much going on - rowing, sailing, Red Arrows, helicopter displays, review of classic craft, road races, water polo, tug of war, swimming, crabbing, lots to enjoy... or take part in if you're feeling energetic!
Explore South Devon's stunning River Dart estuary between the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth - setting off from Tuckenhay or Stoke Gabriel with pubs, secret places, campfires, shipwrecks, wildlife and stories along the way.
Get a group together to hire your own canoe, or multiple canoes, for your own river adventure. You could include a BBQ, winetasting at Sharpham vineyard or pub stops. Ideal for family celebrations, friends getting together, Scouts, Guides, Schools and team building and rewards.
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Dittisham Boats Boards and Kayak Hire
Dittisham Boat Hire Ltd operate from the pontoon by the Ferry Boat Inn, in the village of Dittisham, just up from Dartmouth on the beautiful River Dart.
Dartmouth Boat Hire
Self steer hire boats have been operating from this location for around 50 years and have afforded thousands of people every year the opportunity to explore the beautiful river Dart at their own pace, as if it were their own boat. Our boats are available to hire for the duration of 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours during the day time, and available to hire after 6pm by the hour. Longer periods are also an option for up to 5 days.
No license is required to take a boat out, we do however have to ensure that the hirer has appropriate experience.(we do give FULL instructions). We have boats available and licensed for parties of any size up to 8 people.