Canoeing or kayaking is something I can’t claim to have tried on the River Dart, but I can testify to the increasing number of opportunities there are for visitors to take to the water with a paddle and we regularly see groups exploring creeks and coves around Dartmouth. We can also claim to have welcomed a number of canoeing guests at the apartment, attracted by the spacious garage and the easy launch such a short distance away.
There are several local companies offering canoe rental (1 man, 2 man or group canoes) and many offer guided tours and formal training too:
– Sea Kayak Devon – 01392 580535
– Canoe Adventures – 01803 865301
– Dartmouth Yacht Club Canoe Section – 01803 832663
Remember that the tide will make all the difference to your speed up and down river – buy a tide table or look online at EasyTide – remember to take account of Summer Time!