Canoe Adventures - A great family day out!

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Canoe Adventures - A great family day out!


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South Hams, South Devon
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Canoe Adventures, operating from the River Dart near Totnes. A great family day out.

Canoe Adventures - Watersports Activities in Totnes, South Hams, Devon

Canoe Adventures offer waterbourne fun to everyone aboard 9-seat and 12-seat Longbow Voyager canoes, offering 4 to 5 hour guided expeditions on the magical River Dart in South Devon.

Book By-the-Boat or By-the-Seat. Special family rates. All ages welcome year round.

Canoes are like time-travelling, where the engine is the wooden paddle in your hand, and the wind and the waves and riverbank are the highway.
Outings go 4-5 hours and include riverside stops with options for ice cream, picnics and campfires, dining ashore, a winery visit, or a barbecue, by day or night.

 Based at Tuckenhay beside the friendly Maltsters Arms, and at Stoke Gabriel on the shingle beach beside the licenced Rivershack Bistro, between nearby Dartmouth and Totnes. We can also transport our canoes to Salcombe and the Kingsbridge Estuary.

You will be rewarded by having fun, having some exercise and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in South Devon.

View our website for more information and our scheduled trips and tariff page.

We look forward to receiving your enquiry.

Phil Sheardown - Proprietor

Individuals, Families, Groups, Hen and Stag Parties

Popular with families, groups, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, it is also ideal for:

  • Childrens' parties
  • Romantic moonlight adventures and night paddles
  • Riverside picnic or barbeque, pub lunch or dinner
  • Ice cream and crabbing
  • Wine and cheese tour at riverside Sharpham Vinyard 
  • Team Challenge and/or Reward 
  • Ride a spring tide - Dartmouth return
  • Hen and stag outings
  • Special Rates for Scouts Guides school youth and challenged groups

A trip in our open canoes makes a wonderful special day out, a birthday or anniversary treat. We also offer GIFT VOUCHERS for you to send to friends.

Our Canadian Canoes are Safe and Stable

The canoe is Mankind's oldest vessel and is to be found all over the world.  Although built in state-of-the-art materials, our 8 metre Voyager canoes Cheemaun, Tidewing, Melody and Miranda and our new, locally-built 9 metre canoes Longbow and Arrow, all follow the same pattern as the ancient dug-out and birch-clad vessels people have used since prehistory to explore, hunt and trade the rivers, waterways,  lakes and seas.

Canoeing is a kind of time-travel.

Marvellous for families, Voyager canoes happily embark small children and adult novices as well as suiting bold adventurers.

The youngest guest-crew so far was little Sarah, then 12 days old.  The eldest was Mr George, 87.


Canoe Adventures - A great family day out!
Canoe Adventures - A great family day out!
Canoe Adventures - A great family day out!
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