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The Picnic Boat

Quay Side, Dartmouth TQ6 9BH, England
07968 752625
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Ranked #2 of 9 Activities in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We treated two friends to the seafood picnic for their hospitality. Despite the weather not being its best it was a fabulous trip. The food was magnificent and we had a lovely relaxing cruise along the dart. Picnic blankets were provided so we kept cosy. We chose the Thursday of Regatta week so there was plenty to see - and... More

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SW England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Thank you Kevin and Elizabeth for making the surprise 70th birthday party for my husband such a success - and for keeping the secret so successfully for over a year! We did wonder if the picnic was actually going to happen, with the weather forecast for the day pretty dreadful as the aftermath of hurricane Bertha swept through. However, the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Dartmouth is by far and away the most appealing town in South Devon. Despite the associated namesake river ('Dart') being a very wet version of the M25 at rush hour, there's still plenty of character and charm. Alongside the various taxis and ferries, there are private boats and vessels for public hire. The river is an intrinsic part of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I couldn't recommend this wonderful day on the river more; from the incredible 360 degree views of the River Dart, to the fabulous local produce we had for lunch, it was a truly magical day out. Kevin is a fantastic host full of local knowledge, and his passion for Dartmouth and the area is evident. All the ingredients for our... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thanks Kevin our skipper had an amazing breakfast cruise along the river dart. Would recommend to anybody who goes to Dartmouth

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Newton Abbot
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A lovely surprise for us two mums as it was my son in laws birthday but he and his wife decided to share this experience with us as they had enjoyed this trip so much before. We had a really lovely time. Glorious weather, superb food and a great skipper Kev who was very attentive. He pointed out points of... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely, relaxing trip up the river, with a great lunch included. Kevin, our captain for the day, was a superb host. Highly recommended, will be back, might try the breakfast next time.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a fantastic experience, have been up the Dart a number of times and below it also! This trip topped the lot, from the moment we were picked up from Dart Marina Kevin was the perfect host, Kevin is a great all rounder, skipper/host/tour guide, was taken back when my wife suggested that he join us for our romantic lunch!!... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent good quality food and fabulous atmosphere, setting and service. Would recommend this to anyone for a special experience

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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A trip on the Picnic Boat was the perfect way to celebrate my 60th birthday and a very special treat. Thank you Hannah and Matthew. The trip on the Dart was pretty and the boat was very cozy and comfortable with plenty of information from Kev about the places we passed. The local fish, meats and cheeses eaten with home... More

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