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Dartmouth Boat Hire

24 South Town, Dartmouth TQ6 9BX, England
+44 1803 834600
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Ist really cool to take a boat trip at the bay of Darthmouth. It was not the first time we get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Schwyz, Switzerland
Thoroughly enjoyable day out on the beautiful River Dart

This was our second trip on a cabin cruiser on the beautiful River Dart. We were very well... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Self - drive motor boats on the beautiful River Dart. Explore the river, moor outside a pub for lunch, pick up a mooring buoy for a picnic. 5 miles of beautiful river to explore. Fish from the boats or crab from a pontoon.We also day charter 40 foot sail and motor cruisers, do rib rides, and skipper charter our 6.5m rib.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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24 South Town, Dartmouth TQ6 9BX, England
+44 1803 834600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ist really cool to take a boat trip at the bay of Darthmouth. It was not the first time we get there but Dartmouth has a various offer for boat trips including Steam Railway. We strongly recommend to book one of the tour by the...More

1  Thank chwuerth
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was our second trip on a cabin cruiser on the beautiful River Dart. We were very well briefed. The staff were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. The charts and info pack are comprehensive and useful. We took a trip to the Malsters Arms at...More

Thank cindygriffin01
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We hired a motor boat and travelled up the River Dart, I had my wife, 2 children and our small dog. It was only an hour but great fun, we were given full instructions for the motor boat and safety awareness tips for the river....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic experience! Having been on many of the various boat trips leaving from Dartmouth, I have always fancied a go on one of the self-drive boats from Dartmouth boat hire. We decided as the weather was great that we would give it...More

1  Thank JimLydR
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We hired a boat twice during week commencing 12-Sep; once for 2 hours and another for 3 hours (we had actually booked for 2 hours but had such an enjoyable time that we rang and extended for an additional hour). The father and son team...More

1  Thank traveller21643
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Booked a 3 hour boat rental online via the Dartmouth Boat Hire website and received a confirmation from them by e-mail. Turned up 20 minutes beforehand, as suggested on their website - the kiosk was all shut up. Waited 20 minutes until the time we...More

1  Thank JeremyWUK
Perry S, Owner at Dartmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

First I have to apologise for there being no one at the kiosk at the time arranged.This is low season for us and we have only one person on permanent duty. Unfortunately he was delayed that morning but assures me was there at 9.45. You...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Booked for 9.30AM - arrived at 9.10AM as per the booking info (20 minutes prior). Left at 9.50 as no one at the booth / boats. Asked neighbouring booths if they could help - nope. Called number - voicemail. Thanks for wasting my time.

Thank DBen1
Perry S, Owner at Dartmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

My comments are contained in the response to your companion

Reviewed 8 September 2016

Really helpful guy who booked boat and ran us through the ins and outs of the river. Only way to see the river is on it! Trip up to Dittisham and drink/lunch at the pub on the quay is a must. Great day out.

2  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had booked an afternoon's sailing for a birthday treat and the guys really helped to make it special. They were flexible on our timings and gave us all the instructions we needed for a safe an enjoyable afternoon along the Dart. They gave us...More

2  Thank DJDavies
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We booked in person at the kiosk the day before and the owner/ operator was very helpful and friendly. On the day of the boat hire itself all the staff really knew their stuff and the boat was in great shape and a pleasure to...More

1  Thank John J
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diane c
We need a boat for 5 adults, two children and a baby. Do you have anything big enough please snd if so how much would it be for half a day.....sometime next week. Thanks Diane
28 July 2016|
Response from Perry S | Property representative |
Yes we have one boat for that number. Please use our website to book as quicker