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Saltmarsh Boat Trips

From time to time we run boat trips from Steamer Quay in Totnes to see the Saltmarshes in the upper reaches of the Estuary, and the work that Dart Harbour are doing in conjunction with the Saltmarsh Project to protect them.

From Totnes we will head downstream through Home Reach. Tides permitting we will nose a short way into the reedbeds at the Hole in the Wall, and then head to see the saltmarsh areas around Fleet Mill and Sharpham – my favourite part of the river.

We will then head back to Totnes, with the whole trip taking just over an hour


Date Trip Timings Eventbrite Link to reserve a space
Wed 3 Apr 2024 (Easter Holiday) Trip 1 10:00-11:15
Trip 2 11:30-12:45
Fri 31 May 2024 (May half term) Trip 1 10:00-11:15
Trip 2 11:30-12:45
Sun 30 June 2024 Trip 1 10:00-11:15
Trip 2 11:30-12:45
Sun 14 July 2024 Trip 1 10:00-11:15 Will be added before trip
Trip 2 11:30-12:45 Will be added before trip

Booking will be available prior to the trips..

Useful information

  • Departure will be from the ferry steps at Steamer Quay, Totnes.
  • The boat will arrive around 5-10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the trip, and will depart promptly.
  • There is ample pay and display parking available at Steamer Quay (not included in ticket)
  • There are no toilets onboard the boat. There is a public toilet at the start & finish point
  • There are around 6-10 steps to get into the boat
  • The boat is a small (7m long) open boat without covered accommodation – ideal for getting in close to the marshes, but please dress appropriately.
  • The boat is a licensed passenger vessel, with all required safety equipment.
  • Capacity is limited
  • Commentary will be provided by the skipper (who is not a naturalist, but does have a good knowledge of the estuary