Sailing at Torcross

Sailing at East Portlemouth


Explore the magical waterways of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by canoe or sail and enjoy the wonderful views on shore and out to sea, the poignant heritage, and abundant wildlife while you’re at it.


  • Canoe Adventures are based on the River Dart and offer guided tours in 12 seat canoes for families to share and groups to hire.
  • Singing Paddles are based on the Kingsbridge Estuary and offer guided canoeing, night paddles, canoe safaris, tea and cake tours and much more.
  • Winding River Canoe specialises in a variety of different guided canoe trips in beautiful locations.

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  • Dittisham Boats incorporates Dittisham Sailing School, Dittisham Boat Hire and Dart Adventures and operates from the village of Dittisham.
  • Marshall’s Sailing School are based on the River Dart and also offer sailing tuition and boat hire.
  • Sea Kayak & SUP (stand up paddle boarding) are based on the Salcombe Estuary and offer boat hire and tours.

Boat trips and tours

Choose a themed boat trip to embrace the wildlife or heritage of the area, or to venture up a tranquil waterway towards a pretty village such as Frogmore or South Pool. These trips show you the importance of protecting this special place, South Devon AONB.

Let’s keep it special!

When on a boat we enter the special world of our wildlife. Pack your binoculars and make the most of it! While there, care for their environment by following these tips:

  • Keep to speed limits.
  • Keep your distance when you spot wildlife, use your binoculars instead!
  • Avoid stirring up the seabed in shallow waters.
  • Take care when you anchor.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • Never throw anything overboard.