Leave only ripples

Canoe Adventures

Guided Canoeing for Everyone

Canoe Adventures operate steersman guided Voyager open canoes offering family adventures from toddler to grandparent to big groups and all between.

We make 4 to 5 hour out and return journeys, including riverside stops, on South Devon's beautiful River Dart year round.

You can join at Tuckenhay or at Stoke Gabriel, two villages on opposite sides of the Dart in easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth and Torbay.

Options include a riverside ice cream halt, picnics, flint and steel campfire lighting, dining ashore, a winery visit or a riverbank BBQ, by day and by night, sunshine and moonlight. Green Tourism at its best.

Bookings, essential, are By-the-Seat and By-the-Boat. Special family, youth and student rates apply.  Every age and ability is welcome. Timings follow the tide so change daily.  Please see Trips and Tariff.

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"The ultimate multi-generational family adventure from toddler to grandparent !!"  Bella,

''There is something so special about being close to the water, seeing the ripples and splashes and the odd fish jumping.  The wildlife is all around and not stressed by the canoe which gives a wonderful window to view them all.  Looking forward to the next opportunity''   Anne


Why not view what we do on YouTube - video available here

And click Hotsam for the endurable compact lightweight firebasket from Canoe Adventures @ £59 + p&p


Trips to suit you

Canoeing is the perfect way to enjoy the peace of South Devon’s rivers from open estuary to secluded backwater. It is a kind of time travel slow tourism using wooden paddles assisted by the silent tide, leaving only ripples behind. 

Popular with families, groups, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, it is also ideal for:

  • Childrens' parties
  • Romantic moonlight adventures and night paddles
  • Riverside picnic or barbeque, pub lunch or dinner
  • Ice cream and crabbing
  • Wine and cheese tour at riverside Sharpham Vinyard  
  • Team Challenge and/or Reward  
  • Ride a spring tide - Dartmouth return 
  • Hen and stag outings
  • Special Rates for Scouts Guides school youth and challenged groups?

A trip in our open canoes makes a wonderful special day out, a birthday or anniversary treat. We also offer GIFT VOUCHERS for you to send to friends.