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Sailing in Kingswear

You can’t stay in Kingswear and not get out on the water in some shape or form. Whether it’s a quick hop on the ferry across the river to Dartmouth, a fishing trip or aboard a luxury yacht… the water beckons.

Kingswear and Dartmouth have always been recognised as well-renowned sailing destinations and receive many visiting crafts from the UK and overseas. The deep moorings provide easy access to the pontoons with no need to wait for the rising tide before setting sail. The River Dart is very popular with kayakers and paddle boarders and is a great way of exploring the narrow creeks and discovering the wildlife along the way.

To keep things simple, we’ve done the leg work for you and chosen local hire companies who will kit you out with all the necessary life jackets and buoyancy aids to get you out on the water.

The Dart Harbour Sea School

The Dart Harbour Sea School offers RYA sailing and RYA powerboating courses and yacht charter off the south Devon coast. Their qualified instructors and skippers will go the extra nautical mile to ensure you get the most of your day. Dart Harbour Sea School has some great craft including 4.8m RIBS, Fairline Phantom and their recent addition; the Bavaria 36 cruising yacht.  

Dartmouth Boat Hire Centre

Visit Dartmouth Boat Hire Centre for the mini superyacht experience giving you the freedom to explore the meandering river Dart with its stunning waterfront properties, diverse wildlife and amazing views. 

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The Paddle Shack

Jump aboard one of the fastest-growing sports! SUP has taken the world by storm and it’s a sport that anyone can try. With a little tuition from the Paddle Shack you’ll soon be exploring the secret spots along the River Dart. 

Nomad Marine

For an exhilarating rib ride, get in touch with Nomad Marine as they dash along the coastline between Start Point, Salcombe, Hallsands or Berry Head. Perfect for seal and dolphin spotting. You’ll find them at Double Steps Pontoon, Dartmouth TQ6 9AL or call 07458 386787.

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Sea Kayak Adventures

Qualified instructors lead these kayaking adventures. A great way to get out on the waters and explore the stunning South Devon coastline with these experienced guys. A wonderful family day out! 

River and Harbour Cruises

This circular cruise takes in some of the best spots along the River Dart including Bayards Cove, Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Boathouse and Greenway Quay. A lovely family day out which starts and finishes in Dartmouth. 

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Coasteering in South Devon

If you’re looking for adventure. this one ticks all the boxes … great for the adrenaline junkies out there! Explore the coastline along intertidal crevices along the rocky coastline by swimming, jumping and climbing without the use of floats, boats or boards. 

For extreme coasteering go for The Punishing Point around one of South Devon’s most exposed headlands, Start Point, packed with caves, narrow gullies and great jumps! Book through Go Coasteering.

So if you’re planning one of our Finest Stays in and around Kingswear, get planning and book your watersports in Kingswear or get in touch with one of our team and we’ll arrange everything for you. For more info about where to go and what to do in Kingswear visit our blog.