Canoeing, Kayaking and Dragon Boat Racing are permitted in groups greater than 6 under the new law of 6. You need a group of 6-12 to book one of our canoes. 5 if we know the wind conditions are going be light. If you are booking our activity as part of a bigger event, eg combining it with a visit to a pub or cafe or another social gathering, you will need to consider this new legislation and it is your responsibility to make a judgement on how to adhere to it.
OPEN for private group bookings. We are not able to operate our 'By-the-Seat' adventures, ie for individuals, couples and small families at the moment.
Our standard adventures last 4.5 to 5 hours.
Times vary daily according to the tide and prior booking is essential.
Most adventures start and finish at the excellent Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay (TQ9 7EQ), lying halfway between Totnes and Dartmouth. Parking is nearby. We also start from Stoke Gabriel, which is on the other side of the estuary between Totnes and Paignton, and occassionally from Totnes, Dittisham and Dartmouth. Totnes and Dartmouth only allow coach access. There is a towing and transport fee for ports other than Tuckenhay and Stoke Gabriel, applied to private group bookings.
* Please note child and family tickets are not always valid on our specials and late night pub to pub adventures.
We have a fleet of 6 canoes with a capacity to get 60 adults out on the water at any one time, up to 69 if you have very small children:
Additional optional costs for private groups:
The All-aboard, everybody-welcome, Canoe Adventures classic, formerly known as “Friends and Family By-the-seat”. It’s the ‘perfect day out’ we’ve been running for 21 years. Proper, timeless, quality, healthy fun for friends and family to enjoy together, on the water and on the shore. Paddling, ice creams, firebuilding, crabs, seals, laughter & chat, tea & biscuits and more. All rolled up in one great adventure paddling through the magnificent landscape that is our River Dart estuary. Remembered as the best day of their holidays by kids from up and down the country, many of who are now grown up (almost ;-)).
The itinerary for this trip includes the following activities.
You’ll find some of Devon’s finest pubs on the shores of the River Dart estuary. And what better way to visit them than in a giant canoe, taking in all the amazing scenery along the way? Our series of pub-to-pub adventures do just that. Start and end at a pub and stop at another pub midway, with options for dining there.
For the real magic check our, now legendary, ‘pub-to-pub and home by moonlight adventures’, when you paddle home under the stars. Please note child tickets are not valid on our late evening adventures.
Please ask if you would like to do this adventure as a private boat booking. It makes for an excellent team building event, or a unique way to spend some quality time with your friends. Dates additional to those given below may be possible.
The itinerary for this trip includes the following activities
Join us for a very special Canoe Adventure to experience the full magic of the River Dart estuary over nightfall and daybreak. We paddle up river as the sun goes down, camp out and wake with the dawn. We'll cook dinner and breakfast over an open fire. We start and end at the excellent Maltsters Arms pub so, if you want to spoil yourself further, come early for a pre-expedition pint and round things off the next day with a full English breakfast (not included in the price!). You will be back ashore by 0930 approx.
Also available as a private boat booking. Minimum Group size 5 or 6 people at £570. Make it a longer adventure by adding a pub lunch adventure the day before or after your overnight camp.
The itinerary for this trip includes the following activities.
The itinerary for this trip could include any of the following activities. Give us a call or send us a message to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to create the most perfect adventure for your students and your budget!
The itinerary for this trip could include any of the following activities. Give us a call or send us a message to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to create the most perfect adventure for you and your bestest mates!
Book your bithday party with Canoe Adventures and get a £21 discount! We are 21 this year and keen to celebrate with everybody. Happy Birthday!
Take your party out onto the water! With our fleet of 6 canoes we can get up to 60 adults out in one go, 69 if you have little children!
The itinerary for this trip could include any of the following activities. Give us a call or send us a message to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to create a unique trip just for you!
Life Skills, Fun and Adventure on the River Dart Estuary
We provide fun and rewarding outdoor education activities for children on the River Dart estuary. As well as our BIG canoes, we also have access to kayaks, canoes, rafts and some secret shore locations which we bring together to deliver unforgettable learning experiences.
Child-led learning and exploration happens freely and naturally, with distinct learning outcomes following our structured River School curriculum.
We support learning, discovery and play on and off the water, developing resilience for today’s rapidly changing world.
Paddling in time with one-another. That's a skill. And it's one teams readily achieve out on a Canoe Adventure when we're all in the same boat. The itinerary for this trip could include any of the following activities. Give us a call or send us a message to discuss your requirements and we'll be happy to create a unique trip just for your company or team.
Throughout the season we run Special and one off Events. Please enquire if you would like to book a 'Special or one off Event' as a private group 'By-the-Boat' booking. We may be also be able to do other events on the river by request.
29/3/20 RIVER DART LITTER PICK - Join us at the beginning of the Easter holidays and the first day of British summer time to kick off the season by exploring what has washed down the river over the winter and pick up us much litter as we can. Our drift wood fire will provide the hot drinks you need! There is a suggested donation of £15 ppn for this event. Please email: email@example.com for bookings.