Private Charter Boat

A truly special setting for any celebration. Magnificent, panoramic and ever changing views. Welcome aboard Dartmouth River Boats....!

Kingswear Castle paddle steamer

The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. Join us for an evening charter and enjoy a nostalgic cruise along the lower reaches of the river Dart where the sounds and smells will transport you back in time to an era when these ships were the life blood of the community - sit back and relax whilst you appreciate the splash of the paddles churning gently through the calm waters of the River Dart. The KC (as she is affectionately known!) is equipped with a fully stocked bar and can accommodate up to 200 passengers - with 120 under cover. Canapés may be served aboard.

Dart Explorer

Our flagship 'The Dart Explorer' a wonderfully appointed vessel. A 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.

Cardiff Castle

Our largest vessel in the fleet, can carry up to 400 passengers. Ideal for larger groups. The Cardiff Castle now boasts 'The Blues Bar' a fabulous contemporary bar a lovely addition to the boat. The Cardiff hosts many functions, live bands, dancing and corporate events.

Dart Venturer

A well appointed vessel that can accommodate 300 passengers with 100 under cover. A fully stocked lounge bar, a great function boat, ideal for parties.

Dittisham Princess

Ideal for the smaller reception or group facilities onboard. 75 seats....


We are happy to recommend caterers for your event! We work regularly with two excellent local caterers both based in Dartmouth.

Royal Castle Hotel
The Royal Castle is owned by the much admired hotelier Nigel Way, MBE. He, and his highly experienced staff at the renowned, privately owned and run hotel, have their own dedicated event co-ordinator (General Manager, Lucy Jonas). For your interest, Nigel Way has been the owner of the Royal Castle Hotel since 1983 and they have hosted countless wedding celebrations and private parties and events over the years and are highly experienced and skilled in the hospitality business.

Philips Food
Philip Watts. Philip has lived and worked as a chef in Dartmouth since 1980 and was behind the renaissance of the 'real' food culture. He set up the first Dartmouth mini food festival in association with Food & Drink Devon, ran Powderham Castle Banqueting and has cooked at the British Embassy and British Residency in Brussels. Founder of the award winning Dartmouth Smokehouse, Philip now runs a busy event catering business which caters for private parties in the locality. Email Philip or call him on 07866 746564.

Charter Tariff

Our 2018 Charter tariff can be found here.


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