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All Aboard Classic Adventures

Friends & Family trip with Canoe Adventures

All Aboard Classic Adventures

(Family Ticket: 2 Adult + 2 Child - Save £10)
Suitable for:All Ages

'The perfect day out' we have been running for over 21 years.  Remembered as 'the best day of the holidays' by children up and down the country, many of whom are now grown up. 

Paddling, ice cream, firebuilding, catching crabs, tea, biscuits and laughter, all rolled into one great adventure.  Proper, timeless, healthy fun for friends and family to enjoy together on the water and on the shore.

Think of your Canoe Adventure as a whole day out.  Adventures last for 4.5 to 5 hours  and we're not paddling all the time.  In fact we spend as much time on the shore as we do on the water.  We break the paddling up into 20-50 minute sections, with two decent breaks on the shore in between.  

One 'civilised' stop to visit the River Shack Cafe at Stoke Gabriel, with toilets and ice creams. 

One longer, ‘wild’ stop where we stop on the shore somewhere only accessible by boat.  Here we have a picnic (bring your own), chill out, build a fire, have a brew (we provide), maybe play some games, catch some crabs, chat, whatever is appropriate to the age and interests of the group.  We watch the tide turn and once it is running in our favour we paddle back.    

And most adventures start and end at The Maltsters Arms pub so allow some time for a drink or meal there afterwards (booking essential if you want to eat there).

  • Camp Fire Building
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Stoke Gabriel ice cream stop
  • Family discounts
  • Start and end at the pub!
  • Book by the seat - no minimum group size
Scheduled Trips
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Tue, 23/07/2024 - 12:00 All Aboard Classic Adventures Tuckenhay Book Now
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'By-the-Seat' adventures are for Individuals and Small Groups of Friends or Families to join. We'll group you together to make up a crew of 7 to 12. 

We start and finish beside the excellent Maltsters Arms Pub at Tuckenhay (TQ9 7EQ), lying halfway between Totnes and Dartmouth. Sometime we start from Stoke Gabriel, which is on the other side of the estuary, between Totnes and Paignton.  Parking is nearby.  Times vary daily according to the tide.  Booking is essential.  Instructions including directions are provided on booking. 

Already booked? Check out our FAQ's and What to do on the day pages.

Please note these adventures depend on a minimum number of bookings and are weather dependent so are subject to cancellation.  If you are able to be flexible in your dates, please indicate when booking.