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Cruise Ships

Dartmouth has become a popular port of call for cruise ships and superyachts many of whom return year after year. With its glorious backdrop of South Devon countryside, the ancient riverside town of Dartmouth, with its historic connections to the Crusades and the Mayflower, it is the perfect spot for your passengers and crew.

The page links here provide much of the technical and excursion information about Dartmouth as a port call.

Cruise Britain
Dartmouth is also featured on the Cruise Britain website

Please contact the Harbour Office direct on  +44 1803 832 337  or  [email protected] to discuss your individual requirements.

Mooring in Dartmouth

There are two possibilities for cruise ships arriving in Dartmouth dependent on the vessel and tides/weather.

  • An anchorage at the mouth of the River Dart with a tender transfer of approximately 10 minutes
  • A mooring mid-river with a tender ride of approximately 2 minutes.

The sail in or tender ride is along one of the most stunning parts of the South West coast.

Customer Service

We work with the Dartmouth Information Centre to ensure that cruise ships passengers are met, if they wish, when disembarking in Dartmouth.  Their bi-lingual team can be positioned on the town jetty for this purpose.
Maps and information will be forwarded to the ship upon arrival and tourist staff can come onboard, upon request.
The Visitor Centre can arrange for special welcomes or farewells. In the past, these have included gift bags of local produce, live music, and sea shanty singers. Our award-winning town crier can meet & greet arrivals and the town’s Mayor and Mayoress often offer a personal welcome.   Some of these services are offered  free of charge and for some there would be a related charge.

Scheduled Visiting Ships

Please visit our Events section to see scheduled cruise ship visits