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Address: Quay Side, Dartmouth TQ6 9BH, England
Phone Number: 07968 752625
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Heavenly food and a great day out

12 of us (7 adults & 5 children) booked this trip which started in Dartmouth. We sailed to the mouth of the estuary then back up the river to Dittisham where we stopped for lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

12 of us (7 adults & 5 children) booked this trip which started in Dartmouth. We sailed to the mouth of the estuary then back up the river to Dittisham where we stopped for lunch onboard. Goodness knows where Kevin the skipper was hiding it all but out came the most fantastic spread of smoked fish, cold meats, amazing cheeses,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

12 of us booked the boat for a lunch trip! It all started off with a tour on the estuary towards Dartmouth castle and then back towards Dittisham. We were very lucky with the weather. On the lunch front, we had the most amazing array of fresh cut meats, smoked fish and cheeses with fresh bread and salad - all... More 

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Thank 815andies
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the trip on this boat 5 of us had a one hour cream tea cruise including our 5 year old - The boat is beautiful as were the scones . The boat is run by the same couple that run the market square deli - and the good is good . Skipper Kevin is relaxed and great fun... More 

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Thank cjg190
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot express in words how amazing this was. We had a huge spread of food that was delicious. The scenery is beautiful! The captain, Kevin, is one of the nicest guys I have met in South Devon. He was funny and helpful but knew how to give us some space and enjoy our day. I would HIGHLY recommend this... More 

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Thank Anthony D
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

An amazing day out, fantastic culinary experience, not withstanding an epic vista and great hosts. What more could we ask for?

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Wonderful experience surprising my partner into tears when we walked up to the boat. This is a trip I'd recommend to anyone. We had the romantic trip for two and it was 2.5hrs of pleasure - even in the rain. I can only imagine how perfect it would be if the weather was good. The boat is a perfect little... More 

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Thank LouieGribble
Dittisham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Have taken several trips on this boat over the summer with friends who have stayed with us. Each time every one has thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Kevin is a warm and friendly host. The food has been great. Friends who have allergies or food intolerances have been catered for no problem. A truly lovely way to spend an early evening/afternoon sailing... More 

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Thank 19Linney
Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Another fantastic cruise spent with Kevin and Rayne on the Picnic Boat, this time with friends from Cumbria. Weather almost perfect - food excellent as always (Seafood and West Country Fayre) Gallons of champagne and much laughter was had by all. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

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Thank Marcia H
Colchester
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78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We booked a cream tea cruise on the Picnic Boat to celebrate my wife's birthday and there is no doubt that "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Even our grandchildren managed to forget about social media and hashtags for a couple of hours as they became engrossed in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a day trip with Kevin on the Picnic Boat with our two children (7 and 9). We parked just opposite where the boat was moored and so very easy. Kevin is a cheerful and charming host. We had a leisurely trip up and down the river, with some 'crabbing' at Dittisham. The highlight has to be the picnic... More 

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