Countess Wear Evening Cruise

Stuart Line Cruises, Exmouth Marina, Exmouth, EX8 1FE

Tel: 01395 222144

Countess Wear Evening Cruise


Spend an incredible summer's night relaxing and watching the sunset on the water on our Countess Wear Evening Cruise. There are only a few times a year when, on the highest of tides, we can sail the full navigable length of the river, up to Countess Wear.

With plenty of time and tides for us to explore all the nooks and crannies along the way, this leisurely cruise makes for an idyllic way to spend a Summer's evening.

Countess Wear has a long and chequered history, legend has it that in the 13th Century, the Countess of Devon had rather a big falling out with the port of Exeter. According to the tale, she built the weir to prevent bigger boats from reaching the city and it is said that whilst she did leave a small gap in the centre for smaller boats to pass through, this was blocked a few years later by her cousins. This blockage prevented any ships from reaching Exeter, and forced merchants to land at Topsham, where the town flourished! In 1540, an act was passed to remove the weirs, but it was found to be impossible to restore the navigation and soon after work started to the build the Exeter Canal that enabled ships to reach the city centre once again.

One of the highlights of this cruise has to be some of the most beautiful sunsets you will see on the river and what better way to view them than from one of our traditional yet up to date boats. Choose from either the outside upper deck where there is plenty of fresh air and cosy blankets for you to snuggle up as the sun goes down, or our inside lower deck with its large windows and panoramic views.

We have a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside hot and cold refreshments and snacks. This cruise is manual wheelchair accessible and our crew are always on hand to assist with boarding and are happy to help with any other requirements.

Our Countess Wear Evening Cruise is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a Summer's evening and they are popular cruises, so we would always recommend booking in advance.

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Countess Wear Evening Cruise (20 May 2023)
Saturday19:00 - 21:30
Countess Wear Evening Cruise (4 July 2023)
Tuesday19:00 - 21:30
Countess Wear Evening Cruise (2 Aug 2023)
Wednesday19:00 - 21:30

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