River Exe Guided Bird-Watching Cruise (Stuart Line Cruises)

Pierhead, EXMOUTH, Devon, EX8 1FE

Tel: 01395 222144



Throughout our Guided Bird Watching Cruises you will have a commentary on the species, habitat, feeding methods and behaviours of the birds that are visible from three of our favourite ornithologists;

Dave Smallshire

An avid bird watcher for over 50 years, with a special interest in wetland birds. Dave has an intimate knowledge of the Exe Estuary’s wildlife, which has been his ‘local patch’ for over 30 years. He does the Wetland Bird Survey counts every month on the estuary between Starcross and Dawlish Warren. His interests span all aspects of wildlife, notably dragonflies – about which he has written a highly acclaimed field guide.

Derek Carter

A volunteer with Devon Wildlife Trust and helped out for over 8 years with the RSPB in East Devon & The Exe Estuary.  He is an avid local wildlife enthusiast and has had a love of birds from an early age.  Living in Exmouth, with the Exe Estuary in his back yard, Derek is well situated to keep up to date with the flow of birds during the Winter period. Derek is a very keen wildlife photographer capturing many of the estuary’s visitors throughout the seasons. He also gives talks to local groups and schools in the area about the birds seen in the local area, especially the Exe Estuary, and does guided walks to small groups or individuals on request.

Alongside the live commentary, you will also be given a Bird Watching Checklist for you to mark off the birds that you have seen on your cruise – a great souvenir to take home!

The multi award winning Chunk of Devon pasties are available to pre-order as a welcomed warmer and our Rod & Bens organic soup is also on board with our seasonal favourites.

Our boats have inside heated lower decks with large windows for great viewing and outside upper decks for the whole outdoor experience!  There is a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks.  Whilst our boats are modern, they also keep their traditional features, they are exceptionally clean, well maintained and there are toilets on board.

These cruises are an excellent way of enjoying the stunning winter scenery alongside experiencing the many types of birds who choose to make the River Exe their home for the winter!

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Child (Under 16)£7.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Opening Times

Guided Bird Watching Cruise from Exmouth (14 Nov 2020)
Saturday11:45 - 14:45
Guided Bird Watching Cruise from Exmouth (16 Nov 2020)
Monday13:30 - 16:30
Guided Bird Watching Cruise from Exmouth (28 Nov 2020)
Saturday11:30 - 14:30
Guided Bird Watching Cruise from Exmouth (29 Dec 2020)
Tuesday12:15 - 15:15

Follow us

What's Nearby

  1. Countess Wear Evening Cruise

    Spend an incredible summer's night relaxing and watching the sunset on the water on our…

    0.02 miles away
  2. Teignmouth Carnival Cruise

    Join us on our Teignmouth Carnival Cruise as we sail you across from Exmouth, along the…

    0.02 miles away
  3. Dartmouth Royal Regatta Cruise

    Join us on Saturday 29 August to enjoy the last day of this year's Dartmouth Regatta for…

    0.02 miles away
  1. Sidmouth Airshow

    Setting sail from Exmouth Marina, join us as we sail along the spectacular World Heritage…

    0.02 miles away
  2. Stuart Line Cruises

    0.02 miles away
  3. Firework Night Cruise

    Why not see the Bonfire Night celebrations from a different perspective whilst sailing…

    0.04 miles away
  4. Festive Special River Cruise

    Take time out of the busy festive season to sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas in Devon…

    0.03 miles away
  5. Guided Bird Watching Cruises with Stuart Line

    Our Guided Bird Watching Cruises are ideal for anyone who would like to see the many…

    0.04 miles away
  6. Teignmouth Carnival Cruise

    Devon's Teignmouth Carnival takes place on Thursday 1 August!
    Join us on our Carnival…

    0.04 miles away
  7. Dartmouth Regatta Cruise

    A grand day-trip into the heart of the Dartmouth Regatta
    Join us on Saturday 31 August to…

    0.04 miles away
  8. Lights, Camera, Action! Music from the Movies

    Hollywood comes to the Exmouth Pavilion Theatre. Yes, it's "Lights, Camera – ACTION" as…

    0.54 miles away
  9. Counterfeit Sixties Show

    Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive…

    0.59 miles away
  10. Oktoberfest Exmouth


    1.3 miles away
  11. Music in the Castle - Violin & Piano Recital

    Maria Gîlicel – Violin
    George Todica – Piano

    These two extremely talented young…

    2.43 miles away
  12. Halloween at Powderham!

    Experience a spectacular, spooky, spellbinding Hallowe'en at Powderham Castle!

    Take a…

    2.43 miles away
  13. The Masquerade Ball

    Powderham Castle is hosting a grand Masquerade Ball in their beautiful castle.


    2.43 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles