We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nr Dartmeet | Dartmoor National Park, Dartmouth PL20 6SG, England
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely River for a Sunny Day

We took the ferry (a little boat) from Dartmouth to Dittisham. A lovely 30 minute ride along the Dart through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Had coffee, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
FreelancerLondon
,
London
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 19: English reviews
London
Level Contributor
245 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We took the ferry (a little boat) from Dartmouth to Dittisham. A lovely 30 minute ride along the Dart through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Had coffee, a walk and then lunch in Dittisham and was picked up promptly for a return to Dartmouth leaving at 4pm. Had another smashing boat ride back into town. Much easier... More 

Helpful?
Thank FreelancerLondon
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Visited as part of a coach holiday and took a trip up the river to Dittisham and then back to the Dart entrance to the channel at the Castle. There was an interesting and jovial commentary during the trip which was one of the shorter ones available at around 1 hour.

Helpful?
Thank Peter C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Took a round trip down the river Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth on the " Cardiff castle. Informative and funny commentary. Loads of wildlife e.g kingfishers, herons and little egrets to just name some birds we saw, even a few seals thrown in. Wish I had of taken my camera. Well worth a trip. Will do it again.the crew were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stuart W
London
Level Contributor
148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

From its spring on Dartmoor, through the granite moorlands to Dartmeet and on to the Atlantic the river runs through sleepy villages and sweeping green hillsides. Look out for the famous stream trains along the shore from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and on the approach to Kingswear. Romance, nostalgia and tranquility as the waters roll by.

Helpful?
Thank roberty87
London
Level Contributor
80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

lovely boat trip on river. Viewing ships and it was really good value for money.Informative commentary and nice bar on board also toilet.

Helpful?
Thank Margie H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

They offer a round robin trip. cruise down the brilliant River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth, cfross the river to Kingwear and steam train to Paignton, then bus back to Totnes. Execllent day out and saw the Dart wildlife, Atlantic Seal, Egrets and Herons. Cormorants drying themselves on boughs of tress. A wonderful day in spite of the weather. Trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank SuttonScouser
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We had booked the train, but didn't want to feel tied to the Round Robin trip. When we arrived at Dartmouth we saw the steamboat in the harbour and decided we would like to do a trip on that. The kiosk allowed us to upgrade our tickets and we caught the 1.30. We were able to take advantage of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank oap46
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The views on the moor are wonderful, the Dartmoor ponies come to you, you can stroke them and photograph them, but do not feed them as they are semi wild. The moors are flat with small streams intertwined which you cannot see. if you like hiking or walking then this is ideal.

Helpful?
Thank granny46312
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
241 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

we enjoyed our day trip to dartmouth . its really worth a visit although it can be busy but the beautiful view will give you a nice relaxing feeling. its windy and cold during our visit but still a lot of people .

Helpful?
Thank rosievil
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
581 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our steamboat trip from the mouth of the river Dart up to Dittisham. Beautiful scenery and buildings along the river bank and seals swimming in the river.

Helpful?
Thank Pam D

Travelers who viewed The Dart on Dartmoor also viewed

 

Been to The Dart on Dartmoor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dart on Dartmoor staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?