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Greenway Ferry & River Boat Cruises

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Address: 1 The Quay, Dartmouth TQ6 9PS, England
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+44 1803 882811
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fee: Yes

With ferry services, sightseeing cruises and excursions departing from...

With ferry services, sightseeing cruises and excursions departing from Dartmouth, Dittisham and Greenway – Taking to the water is a must when visiting South Devon’s beautiful River Dart home to the late Dame Agatha Christie. Whether taking the ferry between the picturesque port of Dartmouth and the quaint village of Dittisham or of course visiting the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie at Greenway on a hill towering over the beautiful and serene River Dart – services to Greenway House are available from Dittisham and Dartmouth as frequent as every hour. If that is not enough then why not jump aboard for our 1 Hour River Cruise and take in what the River Dart has to offer from Castles, wildlife, historical buildings, Greenway, Dittisham, Anchorstone, The Royal Naval College and local legends – to name but a few things to see on the River! We are a Visit England award winning Quality Visitor Attraction and a member of Devon and the English Riviera Top Attractions you can relax in the knowledge that you will have a truly memorable experience for all the right reasons. So sit back, relax and enjoy a trip! You can even hire one of our boats, just for you!

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steam train

not cheap , but a great experience ,wizz over on the ferry then a steam train ride to Paignton ,2 hours later back on the steam train and ferry ride back to Dartmouth .The ferry... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on board the Christie Bell for the value £5 per person one hour river cruise. Nice boat and interesting commentary and friendly staff. However, this does not take one hour as advertised. It is jut the ferry trip up to Greenway Quay, which takes around 20 minutes, then some passengers got off and we waited there for 10minutes,... More 

Thank lizball2017
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

not cheap , but a great experience ,wizz over on the ferry then a steam train ride to Paignton ,2 hours later back on the steam train and ferry ride back to Dartmouth .The ferry is constantly on the go so their is no hanging about , nice pleasent way to spend 1/2 a day .

Thank cidersteve2014
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great river cruise with a group of girlfriends yesterday, sun was out, prosecco was enjoyed and the cruise was a great start to our day out...thanks to all at greenway ferries.

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good trip ..one hour round trip.. river commentater on cruse very entertaining. .clean and tidy also toilets and a bar. Serving a range of hot drinks as well pleasant staff on board. .😀

Thank Jim P
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Weather wasn't brilliant but river trip was good. Commentary was about right and crew welcoming. Good value for money

Thank C9420SXjane
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

The ease of use for the service is wonderful; simply ring the bell on the pontoon and your ferry comes straight to meet you. The trip between Dittisham and Greenway can take no longer than 2 minutes and is a nice ride on a well maintained little ferry boat but the price just seems crazily high even for the beck... More 

Thank Helen C
WillnRoss, Manager at Greenway Ferry & River Boat Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your second review - copied and pasted - We will therefore too, copy and paste our reply. Thank you Helen for taking the time to review our service. I'm really sorry you feel £2 is too much for a ring and ride service, at your own beck and call across the beautiful River Dart. We operate 364... More 

torquay devon
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

If you want to have a chill out day on your holiday take a trip up river to totnes and back on one of the ferries. The crew are very attentive and give a running commentary throughout. If you want a unique experience travel on the kingswear castle an old fashioned paddle steamer..............but watch your dates, only runs certain days

Thank amartinbrown
New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

A very steady comfortable ride up the river and back ,past the castle and Agatha Christies as well as other historical places.Nothing too exciting it is what it is ,and that is very pleasant and highly funny and informative.The boat staff are very good at what they do.

Thank myleswoods
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ladies helping get us on and off the ferry from kingswear. Buggy with baby, and toddler walking. Lovely quick trip and fun way to get to Dartmouth. Good price too and a smile to go with the trip. Thanks

Thank NikkiEyes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We did the river trip to Totnes and bac. Wheelchair access is OK for the semi active wheelchair user 3steps) but for full time user its do-able if you can be lifted in your chair. Fortunately I got lifted and negotiated myself to the foredeck. The trip was great with some really lovely views of the countryside and creeks along... More 

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