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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Reviews

  • Nostalgic day out - Had a great day on the steam railway and paddleboat with my family. Fantastic views during the railway trip and equally excellent views, and commentary, during the river cruise. Well worth the cost, friendly and helpful staff.
  • Brilliant - Brilliant day out. We booked the train and cruise and had a great time. What's not to like; steam train, ferry river crossing and river cruise. Then all in reverse. Great day out!
  • Brilliant! - We had to write to tell you what a thoroughly enjoyable trip we had on your "Steam Train & Cruise". The train was brilliant and the cruise was a revelation. We will be back to experience it again. Thank you.

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