Pub to Pub and Evening Paddles

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Pub to Pub and Evening Paddles

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

Start and end at a pub and stop at another pub midway, with options for dining there.   You’ll find some of Devon’s finest pubs on the shores of the River Dart estuary.   What better way to visit them than in a giant canoe, taking in all the amazing scenery along the way? 

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)
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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!

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. 

* 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

Home by moonlight *

* 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.