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So much of Devon is available by road but what about the stunning scenery and wildlife only visible by boat? Ensure you don’t miss out, take a trip with Stuart Line Cruises, Exmouth. Throughout the year you can sail on the River Exe, home to...more
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5 Camperdown Terrace | Exmouth Marina, Exmouth EX8 1EJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was with a group of fellow Cheshire birders on a short break in Devon and this was a real highlight of the trip. First of all, our long cruise up the estuary was remarkably good value, as were the refreshments - simple but perfect...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank frigate
stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Frigate for your wonderful review of our Guided Bird Watching cruise on the River Exe. We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip. Our expert commentators are very good & we are very lucky to have them on board with us. It's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with a party of ladies, we arrived at the dock a little early and went for a coffee, we boarded the boat with everyone and there was a huge queue. As the sun was shining we sat on top but as the weather...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Clare N
Exmouth Land T, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Clare for your review of our Guided Bird Watching cruise. We are very lucky to ave so many wintering birds here on the River Exe & our bird watching cruises are very popular with customers coming from all over the country to join...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our bird watching trip on Stuart Line Cruises was outstanding. The bird commentator never stopped pointing out dozens of species of birds as we sailed along the river Exe. He was brilliant. We witnessed beautiful aerial displays of plovers, godwits and even avocets. The boat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mary ann D for your glowing review of our guided Bird Watching Cruises. We are so lucky to have this exceptional river on our doorstep & to be able to share is wonderful diversity with our passengers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the River Cruise even though the weather wasn't great. We enjoyed the knowledgeable commentary from the ornithologist. Stuart Line hadn't over-booked so we could all be on the warm, lower deck if we wanted where there was food and drinks on offer....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Yvonne for your review of our Guided Bird Watching Cruise. We are so glad that you enjoyed it despite the weather. Our boats are well equipped to deal with British winters with covered & heated saloons, which have panoramic windows so they don't...More

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

An excellent all round trip. Really helpful staff from the beginning and a very informative commentary from an expert. Refreshments were very good and good value. All round a most enjoyable 3 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richardjmartin
stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Thank you Richard for your review of our Guided Bird Watching trip. We are so lucky to have such a diverse environment on our river here & we love to share this with our passengers.

Reviewed 26 January 2019

What makes January special? A trip down the Exe estuary looking at the variety of bird life, and some fat seals :) , in the comfort of a well equipped boat. This is my third trip and as in previous years completely different to any...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

Thank you Steve for your lovely review of our Guided Bird Watching cruises. We are so lucky to have one of Britain's top rivers for wintering birds here on the Exe. From November to March thousands of birds flock to the Exe estuary & together...More

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Someone from firm came on board the coach and offered discount on afternoon trip. Decided to go. Strolled down to The offices,got the discount and went aboard. Easy boarding. Blankets were supplied on open upper deck. Headed upriver past moored yachts and a sleeping seal,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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stuartlinecruises, Jake & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Thank you Hazel for reviewing our Seasonal River Exe Cruise. These trips during December make a delightful change from Christmas shopping! We do offer a discount for groups & coach parties to further enhance your visit to Exmouth. We are lucky to have an important...More

Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Well a pleasant hour or so spent having a cruise round exmouth n estuary on one of the Stuart line boats and included a nice drink of mulled wine and hot mince pie also a excellent commentary by Ian the captain of the boat also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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stuartlinecruises, Ian & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thank you Myra for reviewing our Festive Cruise on Boxing Day. What better way to relax after the hectic day before than sitting & watching the scenery drift by while drinking a glass of hot mulled wine & enjoying a locally made warm mince pie....More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Afternoon cruise up the River Exe.. saw a seal relaxing.... commentary about the surrounding area.. nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon... been with this company many times..

Date of experience: November 2018
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stuartlinecruises, Jake & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you Shyboy for your review of our River Exe Cruise. It is a lovely relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but even better with a tasty Devon Cream Tea.

Reviewed 20 November 2018

a short cruise on the river exe the capitian was excellent and the comments were excellent it was cold but we had blakents and tea to warm us up the history was good if in Exmouth you must go on a boat trip keep up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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stuartlinecruises, Jake & the crew at Stuart Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you Tony for reviewing our River Exe Cruise. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip & kept warm with our cosy blankets & tea.

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rere4tim
22 September 2018|
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Response from stuartlinecruises | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for our enquiry. We have two options for the Exeter to Exmouth Canal Cruise in May 2019 - Monday 13th May or Tuesday 28th May. Both cruises depart Exeter Quay at 2pm and tickets can be booked via our website... More
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678Garym678
26 July 2018|
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Response from Pamela B | Reviewed this property |
I would not suggest the return journey with children. We loved it but my reply is based on a child’s attention span. Hope this helps.
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hulagirl77_10
15 July 2018|
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Hi, yes dogs are welcome on the trips, free of charge! Thanks
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