Join us for an unparalleled experience cruising on the river Dart. The Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in the UK. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth and has been lovingly restored to her former glory, beautifully reflecting the style and craftsmanship of a bygone era. In addition to scheduled services on the river Dart, she offers the most... read more
Our flagship 'The Dart Explorer' is a wonderfully appointed vessel. The 300 seater luxury Catamaran can accommodate up to 100 guests for informal dining and up to 80 guests for formal dining. The Dart Explorer has a fully stocked bar and small dance floor and is regularly used as a Wedding Reception, Corporate or Party venue.
Our largest vessel in the fleet can carry up to 400 passengers and is ideal for larger groups. The Cardiff Castle now boasts 'The Blues Bar' - a fabulous contemporary bar and a lovely addition to the boat. The Cardiff hosts many functions, live bands, dancing and corporate events. If you are just on her for the day, make sure you take a look and enjoy a bottle of our fantastic wine.
A well appointed vessel which can accommodate 300 passengers with 100 under cover. A fully stocked lounge bar, a great function boat which is ideal for parties.
The pretty Dartmouth Castle is licensed to carry 297 passengers and is a lovely boat to charter for a party or celebration on the river Dart. As with all our vessels she has a fully licensed bar aboard. You may be lucky enough to travel on her on one of our Dartmouth-Totnes river cruises.
The Dittisham Princess is licensed to carry 185 passengers and will often be seen chugging gently across Start Bay and beyond on her way to Salcombe. As with our whole feet, she is available for private charter and has seen a fair few wedding receptions in her time!
DARTMOUTH PRINCESS & KINGSWEAR PRINCESS
Our passenger ferries will be seen toing and froing across the river Dart between Dartmouth and Kingswear - carrying passengers to/from the train station at Kingswear and generally helping locals reach the other side!
WESTERN LADY VI & VII
We purchased the Western Lady a couple of years ago so two vessels have joined our fleet. Western Lady VI and Western Lady VII were built as Devon Princess II (185 passengers) and Devon Princess III (194 passengers) and were built in 1981 and 1984 respectively. When the Fairmiles were withdrawn they were renamed Western Lady VI and Western Lady VII, to run the ferry service from 2007.