Steam Train & Cruise

Includes Dartmouth-Kingswear passenger ferry - free of charge on presentation of a valid steam train ticket! Trains currently non-stopping at Goodrington, Churston & Greenway Halt.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Train and ferry/cruise passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible. Face coverings include but are not restricted to, surgical face masks. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

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Full day excursion. Steam & Cruise is the perfect day out if you have children as it has ultimate flexibility - you decide what train and cruise to go on!

Travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on our foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where you board one of our boats for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary. The cruise takes you to the mouth of the river passing Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House – home to the late Dame Agatha Christie.

Tell the children to keep their eyes peeled for the varied wildlife that can be seen – Dolphins, Seals, Herons, Egrets, Buzzards and Kingsfisher if you're quick enough! Pick up a colouring in sheet in our Visitor Centre at Kingswear station. Why not get the children to colour in the wildlife they spot.

The River Cruise departs Dartmouth, (where the foot passenger ferry drops you off), daily at 11:00, 12:15, 13:30, & 15:15.

Please note: the paddlesteamer Kingswear Castle does not operate on Fridays.

On your return to Dartmouth there'll be time to look around, go shopping and have some lunch before going back to Kingswear for your return steam train ride to Paignton. Or if it suits, back to Kingswear for an earlier train to Paignton. All inclusive ticket.

  • All trips begin by train from Paignton if you are purchasing online.
  • At Kingswear board the foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth
  • Choose the harbour cruise from Dartmouth that suits you and your party
  • Back to Kingswear for the return journey to Paignton
  • This tour can de done in reverse i.e. have your cruise in Dartmouth first followed by your return train trip to Paignton.

Scroll down for our tour map.