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Maritime

Maritime

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We excel at maritime events on the English Riviera. The region has a rich nautical history, and the sea is still a hugely important part of life here. Alongside tales of pirates, smuggling and naval battles, the historic harbours of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham have grown into modern marinas, offering a range of exhilarating watersports, activities and tours for visitors of all ages.

Messing about on the water

Whether you prefer getting wet and wild with all kinds of watersports, surfing, and in-shore or wreck diving, or prefer the more sedate pace of learning to sail, you’ll find everything you need on the English Riviera. For a special boating experience, take the family on a boat trip: you’ll discover wildlife cruises, sightseeing trips along the magnificent Geopark coastline, historical voyages and even mackerel fishing trips.

Under the sea…

Find out more about the sea’s bounty with a selection of Geopark Discovery Packages. ‘Sea to Plate’ and ‘Mussels by Moonlight’ lets you and your family discover how our links with the sea also influence the local cuisine, and what we’re doing to ensure that future maritime harvests are sustainable. The more adventurous can take part in ‘Canoe the Coves’ or the ultimate ‘Thrillseekers’ packages, where the bravest can discover the excitement of coasteering.

With regattas, maritime events, pirate parties and a huge selection of activities both on and off the water, there’s never been a better time to discover the nautical riches of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

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  1. Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company - Totnes - Dartmouth Ferry

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company - Totnes - Dartmouth Ferry

    Add Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company - Totnes - Dartmouth Ferry to your Itinerary

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Totnes

    The Dartmouth River Cruise is a relaxing cruise, as you wind your way along the river you cruise past the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie and the pretty little villages of Dittisham and Galmpton.

  2. Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Brixham)

    Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Brixham)

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Brixham

    Dartmouth Day Cruise - an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth. Cruising EVERY DAY from1st April to 31st October

  3. Brixham Harbour

    Brixham Harbour and Marina

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    Sub-Attraction

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    Brixham

    Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, plus a thriving fish market to support it.

  4. Catch and Cook

    Catch and Cook Group Excursions

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Have you ever fancied catching your own dinner and then cooking it? Now's your chance to become Bear Grylls! You'll be taken out sea fishing to catch mackerel in the waters of Tor Bay, then you'll take your haul back to Occombe Farm where you'll...

  5. Seashore Centre

    Seashore Centre

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    Environmental Attraction

    Location

    Goodrington, Paignton

    The Seashore Centre is a great base from which to explore Torbay’s stunning marine environment and discover more about local wildlife and the Geopark.

  6. Ski West Watersports

    Ski West Watersports

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Welcome to Skiwest Watersports

    Located behind the Princess Theatre in Torquay, offering various activities such as; Speedboat Rides, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Ringo Rides, Boat Charter, Stag and Hen Parties.


  7. Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Dartmouth

    SUNDAY TIMES' AWARD FOR THE 'ROUND ROBIN' - 'THE UK'S NUMBER ONE DAY OUT IS THE DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY AND RIVER BOAT COMPANY' *

  8. Boat Trips - Brixham

    Boat Trips - Brixham

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    Boat Trip

    Location

    Brixham

    A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best vantage points - the sea! Whether you're looking for a sight-seeing trip, fishing excursion or simply to cross the bay on a ferry, you'll find it all here.

  9. Stuart Line Cruises

    Stuart Line Cruises

    Type

    Boat Trip

    Location

    Exmouth

    Stuart Line Cruises is a family run passenger boat business based in the beautiful town of Exmouth, Devon. We have become, in that time, one of THE things to do in Exmouth and one of the top family attractions in Devon.

  10. Brixham Breakwater

    Brixham Breakwater

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    Pier

    Location

    Brixham

    Protecting Brixham Harbour is the massive structure of Brixham Breakwater, stretching for half a mile offshore. It's a pleasant walk along the length, and from the far end you gain a very different perspective of the harbour and town.

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