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Lovely day on the river and lunch at the Ferry Boat Inn (FBI)

Super way to spend the day. Very reliable craft and easy to manoeuvre on the water, easy to moor... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Great adventure/ views of Dartmouth from the water.

Good service, briefing given by the chap in the hut. Life jackets provided. Hired a small boat... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Lincoln, 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...more
24 South Town, Dartmouth TQ6 9BX, England
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Super way to spend the day. Very reliable craft and easy to manoeuvre on the water, easy to moor and great way to see the river, wildlife (seals, egret, cormorants, herons, bulls etc.) good instructions. Professional and helpful staff!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 337MG
Perry S, Owner at Dartmouth Boat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your comments and I am glad to hear that you had a lovely trip and also that the river is as enjoyable in October as it is in the Summer. Kind regards Perry

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Good service, briefing given by the chap in the hut. Life jackets provided. Hired a small boat for an hour rather than going on a boat trip to view Dartmouth from the water. Would have been more economical to have the hire the boat for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martink32018
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a great hour sailing up the estuary at reasonable cost on our Summer holiday. Safety and operating instructions given in a friendly and easy to understand way. Nice little motor boat giving a great way to view the surrounding scenery. Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Testarossa54
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Nice and easy to book. Thorough training then we were off. Was low tide so you had to watch the sand banks but was great fun and would do it again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darren_Holman
Reviewed August 6, 2018

What an experience. We had such a laugh. the staff were great and friendly. More so they were very flexible to our booking. My advise is to simply tell them what you want to do. We took a picnic on the boat also and just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stevietravelman
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We hired a boat, the briefing was great and staff very friendly. The information supplied was really useful. We spent the morning exploring the river Dart, we had lots of fun and great sightseeing. Great activity for the family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 65rossfamily
Reviewed July 23, 2018

You must do this if you are in Dartmouth. We’ve done it twice. We phoned up to book a few days beforehand, very easy. On arrival we were ask to pay for the hours booked + a £50 cash deposit. I’d not seen this need...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MGL262
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Today is the 4th time this year we have hired a boat from this location. The team here are always very friendly,helpful and knowledgable. I would highly recommend them! 5*

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank allan1806
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was a spur of the moment activity as the coastal cruise we wanted to do was not running. It was the BEST decision as we had a fantastic time on our little boat and in future we will not bother with the bigger boats...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Four of us hired a boat for a full day. You have to plan your activity around the tide particularly if you want to go all the way to Totnes but this is quite easy to do with a bit of planning. The boat was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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diane c
July 27, 2016|
Response from Perry S | Property representative |
Yes we have one boat for that number. Please use our website to book as quicker