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The Picnic Boat
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Giles T wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom477 contributions81 helpful votes
My wife and I booked the picnic boat for just the two of us as something to do on our weekend break in Dartmouth, notwithstanding that it’s still a week before Easter and blowing a gale below 10 degrees centigrade. No worries. Carl, who was standing in for Kevin, had the boat toasty and comfortable. We had a pleasant and informed potter up and down the river, stopping at Dittisham to have our picnic. This was very generous, and rather lovely. I did reflect on how bonkers it seemed, to be bobbing on the water on a cold and blustery day partaking of lobster and Sauvignon blanc, but rather splendid. We went ashore briefly to stretch our legs, then hopped back on board for the pootle home. Great fun. Recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Michael Y wrote a review Apr 2019
Camberley, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a lovely cream tea and cruise on the River Dart on the 1st of April. Kevin was a great host and really friendly to my party of relatives. My Father and Aunt particularly enjoyed the trip as they talked about the times when they lived in Dartmouth as children during the Second World War. Kevin ensured that we went to all of the interesting places and we got great views from the boat. I can thorougly recommend a trip on the Picnic Boat! I can also recommend a visit to the Dart to Mouth deli situated in the old market in Dartmouth that Kevin and his wife also run.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Shiraz_Monster wrote a review Aug 2018
Droitwich, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
Skippered by the excellent Kevin, 8 of us enjoyed our trip on the Dart taking in Dartmouth Castle near the mouth of the estuary and going upstream as far as Dittisham (where we saw David Dimbleby in the distance outside his cottage !). We had chosen the Seafood Heaven and West Country Luxury Picnic options for our party. All I can say is "wow" ! A great selection of local seafood, cooked meats, cheeses and bread which Kevin lays out for you whilst the boat is moored to a buoy mid-stream. We were blessed with pretty good weather on our day but did have a small shower mid trip. This is no problem as the sides of the boat roll down to protect you from the elements. Would certainly recommend this trip as it is more personal than travelling on the larger vessels going along the Dart. Kevin was the perfect host providing you with the information you needed but not intruding on your party.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Ian L wrote a review Aug 2018
Lichfield, United Kingdom7 contributions
A life on the ocean wave will never be the same after the birthday outing with skipper Kevin. Just the four of us to enjoy something very special. Not only was the trip great but the deli food was irresistible and all from local suppliers. Our 8-year-old grandson has never spent such an exciting three hours. A champagne treat that will live long in our memories.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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LindiBoy2 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom150 contributions43 helpful votes
Our family had been with Kevin before, and so they invited us to join them for afternoon tea on the Picnic boat, and last minute we invited some other friends, so we were a reasonable party! We had a lovely time cruising up the Dart to Dittisham where we briefly stopped for my grandsons to go crabbing. We finished the trip going downriver to pass Dartmouth Castle before returning to the Marina. The cream tea Kevin provided was excellent, with as many scones as you can eat! A memorable experience when the weather is good as it has been this year.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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