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Greenway Ferry & River Boat Cruises

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Address: 1 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
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+44 1803 882811
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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With ferry services, sightseeing cruises and excursions departing from...

With ferry services, sightseeing cruises and excursions departing from Dartmouth, Dittisham and Greenway – Taking to the water is a must when visiting South Devon’s beautiful River Dart home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Whether taking the ferry between the picturesque port of Dartmouth and the quaint village of Dittisham or of course visiting the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie at Greenway on a hill towering over the beautiful and serene River Dart – services to Greenway House are available from Dittisham and Dartmouth as frequent as every hour. If that is not enough then why not jump aboard for our 1 Hour River Cruise and take in what the River Dart has to offer from Castles, wildlife, historical buildings, Greenway, Dittisham, Anchorstone, The Royal Naval College and local legends – to name but a few things to see on the River! We are a Visit England award winning Quality Visitor Attraction and a member of Devon and the English Riviera Top Attractions you can relax in the knowledge that you will have a truly memorable experience for all the right reasons. So sit back, relax and enjoy a trip! You can even hire one of our boats, just for you!

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Wife and myself visited Brixham the day after the main holidays, 7th September, we went on the bus and decided to come back on the Greenway ferry, a nice finish to the day, loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2013
Derby, United Kingdom
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Booked a day trip ticket to Dartmouth, fully expecting the Fairmile,on which I have enjoyed many previous trips. I was so so disappointed when we got the smaller and much less suitable Clipper, with it's very limited outside seating and less exciting experience. I just wish I had been able to cancel and get my money back, for once I... More 

Thank sue r
Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Wife and myself visited Brixham the day after the main holidays, 7th September, we went on the bus and decided to come back on the Greenway ferry, a nice finish to the day, loved the new landing stage really better for the disabled. Had a lovely chat with one of the crew who filled us in about the Ferry history.... More 

Thank COLCLOUGH187048
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Great value for money, weather a bit breezy but trip good, went from brixham to Dartmouth, did'nt wait long for boat either way.

Thank Yas99
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

I took my best friend and his 11month old baby on this trip from Brixham to Torquay and was horrified to be charged for a ticket for the baby! What a disgrace!!! Thankfully we returned with the Western Lady ferry which was a nicer boat; nicer staff and under 5s travel free. The fares are cheap, but you still shouldn't... More 

2 Thank Nathanh83
WillnRoss, Manager at Greenway Ferry & River Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. If your baby like any other passenger in an emergency needed a lifejacket would you rather we not carry lifejackets for infants? I find it a disgrace that you would find paying a £1 nominal fare an issue. Fare's between Torquay and Brixham on the ferry are only £1 and you find that a disgrace.... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We did the Brixham to Dartmouth trip, with a one hour river cruise, and 2 hours in Dartmouth returning to Brixham. The cost was £10 per person. The boat left at 11.30am (we were a bit confused as which boat to board) but once we were seated we sat back and enjoyed the ride. Plenty of commentary along the way... More 

Alsager, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I was the only passenger on this fishing trip. Mike the skipper was great finding where the fish were. We ended up getting a decent catch. all in all an excellent mornings fishing

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Woking, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I read through many flyers advertising boat trips from Brixham and decided to go on the Fairmile.... It was advertised as a premier trip and run by a local family business. I purchased my Silver ticket for £10 to Dartmouth and boy was I disappointed. Instead of getting the WW11 boat that I was expecting "The Clipper" arrived, it was... More 

2 Thank 44Jayne777
WillnRoss, Manager at Greenway Ferry & River Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, unfortunately the Fairmile was undergoing routine maintenance on the day you travelled. She is a WWII Ship and we unfortunately need to look after her. We put a replacement vessel on that day, this was clearly stated on the ticket and on rare occasions instead of letting passengers down we do provide another vessel to... More 

Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Perfect way to spend an afternoon! The Devonian ferry to Brixham took about 35 minutes there and 45 back. It's great value, £2 for a return and the guys on board are helpful and entertaining. The ferry isn't always on time and can get very busy so you might not get on when you hope. They also have a bar... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells
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179 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

After our visit to Greenway, we crossed the river to visit the pub. Rocky (the very angry Jack Russell) came too. Very handsome ferryman!

Thank Disgusted17
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

We used the ferry to go from torquay to brixham and it took 30 mins to get there and only cost us £2 return so excellent value for money

1 Thank lynn c

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