SELF STEER BOAT HIRE ON THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER DART 

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HIRE BY THE HOUR (MINIMUM 2 HOURS) 

or all day (6 hours) 10am-4pm 

2-8 BERTH BOATS AVAILABLE 

small cabin boats, larger cabin boats and open boats 

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY AND NAVIGATION BRIEFING 

and very friendly instruction 

BOAT HIRE BY THE WEEK BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT 
Hire your own mini super yacht and explore the beautiful river Dart, it is THE BEST way to see the stunning sights of this ancient waterway, the waterfornt houses, the wildlife and the most scenic views. (Click here to view the options) 

About us  

 
 
Our boats are available to hire for the duration of 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours, or for a period of up to 5 days. 
Our boats are rigorously maintained and are regularly updated, 
and all boats are inspected and licensed by the Harbour Authority, They all come with Oar/s, Shaft, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bailer, anchor and warp and a full tank of fuel. 
We provide Inflatable life jackets for adults and big teenagers, and flotation life jackets for children, a comprehensive safety briefing on the river and the safe use of the boat, and friendly instruction all given by trained staff. 
Our prices include fuel (other than for long hires), life jackets, river chart and a comprehensive information pack. 
No license is required to take a boat out, we do however need to ensure that the hirer has appropriate experience, as from April 2022 only experienced boaters with knowledge of tidal waters and navigation charts will be allowed to hire for 4-6 hours, unless they stay between Dartmouth and Dittisham. 
 
Anyone regardless of experience can hire for periods of 2-3 hours, If anyone wants a longer hire period but does not want to navigate past Dittisham then please send in your enquiry. 
 
We have boats available and licensed for parties of any size up to 8 people. 
 
As far as Dittisham (First village up stream and home to the Ferry Boat Inn) is navigable at any state of the tide. Beyond Dittisham access is dependent on the state of the tide. Please ask for more details. 
 
PLEASE NOTE. Advance bookings are not accepted over the phone, they must be made via the online booking form. 
Bookings can be made on the day only at the kiosk in Dartmouth providing there is availability, or call the kiosk on the day 07545 518546 to check. 
 
Our boats are available to hire for the duration of 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours or 6 hours, or by the week, the first boat being available at 10am each morning, and the last boat availability is 2pm each day, if you want to book for 6 hours then you will need to collect the boat at 10am 
We do recommend that you book in advance particularly if the weather is fine and during the school holidays. You can book with confidence as we do not take a holding deposit, so if the weather is not kind on the day of your trip we will let you know that we will not be operating. 
Please be on time as the period of hire commences from the time that you booked. Leave at least 20 minutes for booking in, briefing and fitting of life jackets. 
 
There is only limited parking in Dartmouth and none over 4 Hours. It is recommended that you use the Park and Ride facility.Dartmouth is extremely busy indeed and the park and ride facility can get fully booked, you should leave plenty of time to find car parking. 
CONTACT DETAILS: Email: riverdartboats@gmail.com 
 
PLEASE NOTE. Advance bookings are not accepted over the phone, in June, July, August and September they must be made via the online booking form. 
Bookings can be made on the day at the kiosk in Dartmouth providing there is availability, or call the kiosk on 07545 518546 to check. 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

We hired a boat today (16/04/21) new owners are lovely, very polite and happy to answer any questions.. we have 2 young children and they were very good with them it was lovely, kids had an amazing day 😊😊 highly recommended 

April 2021 "Lovely trip and very helpful staff" 

We really enjoyed hiring a boat on the Dart. The staff were helpful and made sure we knew what we were doing and where we were going. This is a lot of fun - especially heading out to the mouth and getting slapped by the waves from the sea (before turning around, as we were told)! 

April 2021 “Amazing time on the water” 

Friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming staff - amazing time on the water! We were lucky to see two seals and a low flying helicopter. We were told in Feb there was a pod of 12 dolphins. Well worth the money 😁 

May 2021 "Great day out on the river" 

Amazing staff, great trip Really fun boat trip. The staff are really friendly and super helpful. They gave us a great induction and were really helpful throughout!  Well worth the trip, even for the inexperienced boater! 

"OUR OWN LITTLE SUPER YACHT" 

Hiring a boat on the river Dart is THE best way to see the river and the stunning sights, So we hired a day hire boat from this company-great communication, great handover in these difficult times, we felt like the captain of our own little super yacht. Highly recommended! 

As once said in Wind In The Willows written by Kenneth Grahame. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."  

BOAT PLEASE FILL IN THE BOOKING REQUEST FORM AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH A CONFIRMATION BY 6PM THAT DAY. 

If you want a booking on the day please visit the kiosk in Dartmouth to check availability, or call the kiosk on 07545 518546 
(please note that the booking team can only be contacted by email) 

Passengers 

By submitting this form you agree with the terms and conditions. and this is classed as a signature of agreement! 
 
If you have trouble sending the on line form, please email the information to: riverdartboats@gmail.com 
 
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Visit Dartmouth harbour guide for useful information about the river and its navigation click here to link to DHA 
 
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Dartmouth Tide Times Click here 
 
Dartmouth Weather Click here 
 
 
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