"KC" at mouth of River Dart

Dartmouth River Cruise

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 11:00, 12:15, 13:30 and 15:15
From late June to September, this cruise is predominantly on the historic paddle steamer "Kingswear Castle".

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

A Typical Day's Itinerary

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

Book your Dartmouth River Cruise tickets now - Buy Tickets

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 11:00, 12:15, 13:30 & 15:15. Duration approximately 1hr.

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

View all our ticket options - Find Other Tickets

Reviews

  • Great little railway - You’re given allocated seats with your family bubble and it's all very secure. The carriages have had Perspex screens installed. All staff were friendly and helpful. We got some lovely pictures from the train.
  • Scenic excursion - The journey from Paignton to Kingswear was a beautiful mixture of country and coast. The trains are vintage carriages and passengers are spaced out for safety. Lovely.
  • So organised - So well organised. All had seat reservations and the coaches were extremely clean. The river cruise did not disappoint and without doubt one of the best commentaries I have ever heard. Without exception everyone enjoyed the day out, and thought it was the highlight of our holiday. A credit to all.

Read more reviews on TripAdvisor