The updates below take precedence over all advertised running details and information on this website and in our leaflets. Therefore, the details outlined on our tour pages and in our brochures and leaflets, etc are presently for guidance only.
Check back to this page regularly as we will post notices on services when appropriate.

Further to our operational notice on 17th March, all our steam train and pleasure boat services plus our cafes are suspended until further notice based on the guidance issued by the government regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers always remains our highest priority therefore we believe it would not be appropriate to continue business as normal. We will be continually reviewing the situation on a week by week basis and we will update you all as and when the situation changes.

Everyone please look after yourselves - particularly those of you who can remember England winning the world cup, the Cuban missile crisis and those of you who know that JFK is not just a New York airport!



Due to the current global health pandemic the Kingswear-Dartmouth passenger ferry service has been suspended until further notice. We will futher update as and when we have further information.



Due to the current global health pandemic and government advice, from Monday 23rd March we will switch the passenger ferry service to the following times : Monday to Saturday 0730-1840

  • Last service from Dartmouth at 1830
  • Last service from Kingswear at 1840
  • Note: there will be no service on Sundays

This passenger ferry will be kept in service as it is an essential means of transport. It will, however, close upon any government instruction.

Please bear in mind, we have a limited number of skippers and due to any self-isolation this service may be suspended at short or no notice.

Please consider the health and safety of our staff and fellow passengers and only use this ferry for your essential travel.


12:52 17th March 2020 : CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Thank you for all being patient with us during this time.

Wednesday 18th March:
NO steam train services will operate.
River Dart cruise will run at 1100, 1200 and 1330.

Thursday 19th March
Steam trains will run as normal.
River Dart cruises will run at 1100, 1200 and 1330.

This will be our last operational day until further notice.

This is based on the most recent advice regarding the coronavirus and we will be reviewing this decision on a regular basis.The shop and café in Paignton will be open Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th and then closed until further notice. Again this will be reviewed on a regular basis.The Kingswear to Dartmouth ferry will run as normal every day.

Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you all again soon.