Dartmouth River Cruise (Lower Dart)

Dartmouth River Cruise (Lower Dart)

A circular cruise from Dartmouth sailing the lower part of the River Dart viewing the castles at the estuary, Britannia Royal Naval College and towards Agatha Christie's Greenway Estate.

Cruises operate daily at 11:15, 12:30, 13:45 and 15:30

IMPORTANT NOTE : KC does not operate on all services. If booking using the links below please understand that the trip is not guaranteed to be on the paddlesteamer. In 2023, KC will operate from June to September only. Please call on the day of travel to check which vessel is operating the service.

Tickets include:

  • Cruise

From Late June to September in 2022, this cruise is predominantly on the historic paddle steamer "Kingswear Castle". 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 unique cruise and charter experience in the whole of the UK.

Dartmouth River Cruise (Lower Dart) map

A Typical Day's Itinerary

  1. Cruise from Dartmouth - 55 minute cruise to Dartmouth
  2. Arrive back in Dartmouth

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Take a wonderful circular boat trip (starts in and returns to Dartmouth) viewing Bayards Cove, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dittisham Village, Sir Walter Raleigh's Boathouse, Greenway Quay and The Estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie. A lovely addition to your day out in Devon. Full, informative (and usually amusing!) commentary is provided. This is a circular trip that starts and finishes in Dartmouth.

This cruise departs daily at 11:15, 12:30, 13:45 and 15:30. Duration approximately 1hr.

Please note: the paddlesteamer Kingswear Castle season predominantly runs from the beginning of May to September.

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  • Delightful - The staff were all very friendly and the captain kept us entertained with his 'dad jokes' throughout. Recommend 100% for all ages. Great trip. Thank you.
  • Excellent. Recommended. - Numbers on board restricted due to Covid, but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. The Round Robin three-in-one ticket is a must do if you are in the area.
  • Atmospheric steam train - We took the steam train from Paignton to Kingswear and then the ferry to Dartmouth (inc in the ticket). It was a trip back in time and most enjoyable, despite the very rainy weather! Good value for money.

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