Boat hire on the beautiful River Dart

Create your own personalised trip

HIRE BY THE HOUR

or all day (6 hours)

INSPECTED AND LICENSED BY THE HARBOUR AUTHORITY

Rigorously maintained and updated boats

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY BRIEFING

and friendly instruction

Boat hire on the beautiful River Dart

Create you own personalised trip

HIRE BY THE HOUR

OR all day (6 hours)

INSPECTED AND LICENSED

by the harbour Authority

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY BRIEFING

and friendly instruction

Boat hire on the river Dart, Devon
Boat hire on the River Dart, Devon

Our boats are available to hire by the hour or all day which is 6 hours.
Our boats are rigorously maintained and are regularly updated,
and all boats are inspected and licensed by the Harbour Authority.
We provide a comprehensive safety briefing and friendly instruction
on the use of the river and guidance on the use of the river chart.
Our prices include fuel (other than for long hires), life jackets, river chart and a comprehensive information pack.
No license is required to take a boat out, we however need to ensure that the hirer has appropriate experience.
We have boats available and licensed for parties of any size up to 8 people.
As far as Dittisham is navigable at any state of the tide.
Above Dittisham access is dependent on the state of the tide.
Please ask for more details.

Dartmouth Boat Hire, Days out in Devon
Dartmouth Boat Hire, Days out in Devon

Our Boats

Cabin Cruiser boat hire, River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon
Cabin Cruisers

Cabin Cruisers
These popular 15 foot boats are licensed to take up to 6 people, but are very comfortable for two people particularly if you are taking the boat for a longer period. The cabin provides shelter for young children if the weather is poor. This boat is easy to steer with a wheel and is powered by an 8 or 9 HP Mariner 4stroke engine

Fisherman Boat hire, River Dart, South Devon
Fisherman Boat

2 Fisherman Boats
These sturdy and roomy 16 foot boats are licensed to take up to 8 people and make a comfortable and roomy 4 person boat. These boats have a cuddy in the bows which gives some projection from the weather. They have tiller steering with a powerful 10 hp Mariner outboard. These boats are with their bench seats, ideal for fishing and with the extra space, dogs are also welcome

Large open Boat hire, Dartmouth, Devon
The Large Open Boat

The Large Open Boat – A very spacious 17 foot boat with bench seats for up to 8 people . This boat has a steering wheel and 6 hp Mariner engine. It is an ideal family boat for fishing and exploring the further reaches of the river.

Bonwitco Launch Boat Hire, River Dart, Devon
Bonwitco Launch

Bonwitco Launch
A 16 foot open launch for 2 to 6 people with wheel steering and comfortable seating powered by a 10 hp Mariner engine

Family Boat Hire, River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon
Family Boat Hire, River Dart, Dartmouth, Devon

Our boats are available by the hour and for longer periods up to a day which is 6 hours.
We do recommend that you book in advance particularly if the weather is fine and during the school holidays. You can book with confidence as all bookings can be cancelled with a refund if the weather is not kind on the day of your trip – Just call us on 07545 518546 or 07597 652571 before 9.30 am on the day of travel.
Please be on time as the period of hire commences from the time that you booked. Leave at least 20 minutes for booking in, briefing and fitting of life jackets. There is only limited parking in Dartmouth and none over 4 Hours. It is recommended that you use the Park and Ride facility.

Dartmouth to Totnes Boat Hire, River Dart, Devon
Dartmouth to Totnes Boat Hire, River Dart, Devon

PLEASE FILL IN THE BOOKING REQUEST FORM AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH A CONFIRMATION


Pleaset call us on 07545 518546 before 9.30 am on the day of travel to re-book or refund.

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IMPORTANT

UPDATED INFORMATION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COVID-19

Please be aware we’re operating at half our capacity and are not operating normally to keep staff and customers safe subject to the following conditions:

  • We’re taking bookings online, please book at least 24hrs in advance; the reason for this is the chart brief and all the information on how to navigate up the river dart safety will be emailed to you beforehand; normally we would brief you 10 - 15mins on navigation using the river chart, rules etc within a meter’s distance this would be not within the Government/WHO safety guidelines
  • Please make sure you get an acknowledgement when booking online the message will say ‘Thank you for your enquiry -.’ If not refresh the page making sure all categories are filled and click in the box above submit.
  • Boating experience is mandatory for example - be able to safely moor alongside vessels and pontoons without assistance - be aware of tides and wind and have the ability to read and understand charts; depths, hazards, etc
  • We are only offering 4 and 6 hour hires, boats will be hired once a day, to avoid overcrowding and risk of contamination
  • All boats equipment and lifejackets will be sprayed with an antivirus solution after use. If you have lifejackets you are welcome to use them
  • The hirer will be responsible for fitting lifejackets properly and giving instruction on there use
  • The hirer is responsible for removing and bagging all rubbish and leaving the boat in the same condition it was before hiring
  • Please bring with you any essential items; water, sunscreen, cushions etc. If you need to wear gloves and use sanitiser please bring your own