Pub to Pub and Evening Paddles

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Pub to Pub and Evening Paddles

Adult:£35.00Child:£20.00
Suitable for:All Ages except Moonlight trips: 7yrs+ (Please note late hours back)

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

  • Canoe Paddling
  • Camp Fire Building
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Pub Stop
  • Paddling after nightfall, under moonlight (usually)
Scheduled Trips
Datesort descending Adventure Departure Point
Thu, 02/04/2020 - 17:00 Pub to Pub and Evening Paddles Tuckenhay Book Now
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Regular Option - Maltsters Arms to Ferry Boat Inn and back (Departure Point: Tuckenhay)

Devon's best two pubs by canoe!  We meet at the excellent Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay (get here early if you want a pre-adventure drink!).  We paddle to the Ferry Boat Inn (FBI) where you have the option for dinner.  It is the amazing location, view and ambience of a tiny, traditional, rural pub that makes the 'FBI' famous and it serves good honest pub fare as well.   There is plenty of room on the shore if you want to bring your own picnic and just use the pub for drinks.

We stop at a secret place on the shore on the way home to build a fire and enjoy a brew, marshmallows and quality company.  On our ‘home-by-moonlight’ adventures, we are here as the sun goes down and our final paddle home is guided by the moonlight.  We are usually back at the Maltsters Arms in time for last orders, but not always! 

Lunch trip - Maltsters Arms to Ferry Boat Inn and back

  • 21/07/20 TY 1100 rtn 1700 approx 
  • 04/08/20 TY 1100 rtn 1700 approx  Hal potentially n/a if China group happens
  • 19/08/20 TY  Start 1045, return 1645 approx.
  • 19/09/20 TY 1130 rtn 1700.

Home by Moonlight - Maltsters Arms to Ferry Boat Inn and back *

  • 31/05/20 TY 1700
  • 15/07 TY 1730

 

  • 29/07 TY 1700
  • 13/08/20 TY 1700
  • 27/08/20 TY 1700
  • 12/09/20 TY 1715 

* Family tickets not eligible on these adventures - sorry.   This is a longer, later trip than our usuals. Young ones are welcome so long as they can handle the late hours. We often need all paddlers on deck for the final leg home.

Easier Option (and slightly finer dining) - Rivershack to Maltsters Arms and back (Departure Point: Stoke Gabriel) *

For private groups looking for a slightly easier option (with slightly finer dining), ask for our Stoke Gabriel departures. Here you can get started at the licensed River Shack, before meeting your canoe in Stoke Mill Creek and paddling to the excellent Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay for dinner (fish is their thing, but not exclusively). Usually (but not always!), we have the westerly breeze to help us home. 

  • Friday 08/05/20  1730   SG to TY.  
  • Sunday 07/06/20 1730  SG to TY. 
  • Monday 22/06/20  1730  SG to TY. 
  • Monday 06/07/20 1730
  • Wednedsay 22/07/20  1730
  • Thursday 20/08/20 1730
  • Thursday 3rd September  1730
  • Monday 5th October 1730

* Family tickets not eligible on these adventures - sorry.   This is a longer, later trip than our usuals. Young ones are welcome so long as they can handle the late hours. We often need all paddlers on deck for the final leg home.

Dartmouth Option:  Bayards Cove to Ferry Boat Inn and back (Departure Point: Dartmouth)

An evening of paddling, beer and food in good company.  We meet at the historic Bayards Cove in Dartmouth, home of the Dartmouth Arms, and paddle to the Ferry Boat Inn (FBI) where you have the option for dinner. There is space on the shore if you want to bring your own picnic and just use the pub for drinks.  We stop at a secret place on the shore on the way back to build a fire and enjoy a brew.  On our home by moonlight adventures we’re here as the sun goes down and our final paddle home is guided by the moonlight.

Over-Lunch Adventure

  • Thursday 13/08 1100 rtn 1630
  • Friday 14/08 1130 rtn 1700
  • Thursday 27/08 1115,rtn 1645
  • Friday 28/08 1130 rtn 1700

Home by moonlight *

  • Thursday 06/08 1715 rtn 1030
  • Friday 07/08, 1715 rtn 1030
  • Saturday 08/08 1730 retn 1045
  • Friday 21/08 1715 rtn 2230
  • Saturday 22/08 1730, rtn 2245 approx.
  • Sunday 23/08 1730 retn 2245 approx.

* Family tickets not eligible on these adventures - sorry.   This is a longer, later trip than our usuals. Young ones are welcome so long as they can handle the late hours. We often need all paddlers on deck for the final leg home.

 

To be added:

Lunch trip – Totnes to River Shack, Stoke Gabriel and back

Evening trip: Totnes to Maltsters Arms one way.  Fix around T Tours? 

Evening trip: Maltsters Arms to Totnes one way.

Evening trip: around Bow Creek

Evening trip: around Dartmouth Harbour

Morning Trip: around Dartmouth Harbour