Guided Bird Watching Cruise
AboutThe Exe Estuary is a designated Ramsar Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), internationally recognised for its prolific migratory bird life during winter. Thousands of birds migrate to the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe between November and March from the likes of Greenland, Iceland and Arctic Siberia to have their babies and feed on the rich biodiversity found on the vast mudflats at low tide.
Stuart Line Cruises are delighted to offer award-winning cruises during this time.
Cruises are generally scheduled around low tide, when the sandbanks and mudflats are largely exposed, offering unrivalled views of the birds from within their natural habitat, when they are most active. In addition to the natural wonders which surround the boat, Stuart Line Cruises' vessels themselves are modern and exceptionally well-maintained, boasting covered, heated decks and open top decks, meaning that passengers are invited to indulge in comfort whatever the weather, uninterrupted views and a bird watching experience like no other.
Whether you consider yourself a novice or an expert, leading local ornithologists guide you with an informative live commentary throughout the cruises, detailing species, habitats and behaviours whilst our friendly Crew serve hot Chunk of Devon pasties and warming organic soup.
All fares: £12.50
Hot 'Chunk of Devon' pasties available by pre-order: £3.50 each.
Organic soup available to purchase on board: £1.50 per mug (subject to availability).
Advanced booking essential.