Jurassic Coast 2-3 Hour Cruise From Exmouth
Jurassic Coast Cruise from Exmouth
2-3 hours depending on tidal conditions
(not recommended for children due to duration)
There's no better way to see England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, than from the water. This circular cruise departs from Exmouth Marina and sails along the oldest section of the Site, known as the Triassic Era. Sit back and relax as we sail through time with the most stunning views of this 185-million-year-old geological portrait. This cruise is the perfect way for friends or groups to see this World Heritage Site from its best perspective.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast takes its place alongside other natural world sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef in terms of its outstanding historical significance. Running from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage this unspoilt stretch of coastline reveals a unique geological portrait of 185 million years of the Earth's history sequentially exposed in dramatic cliffs, secluded caves, coastal stacks and barrier beaches.
The gradient of the rocks form a journey through time that includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, and the whole stretch of the Site is of enormous visual, educational and research importance.
Our Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section of this World Heritage Site, known as the Triassic Era and is famous for its deep red colour. It was opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2002 and is marked by a Geoneedle at Orcombe Point. The Geoneedle also sees the start of the Jurassic Coast section of the South West Coast Path to Budleigh Salterton before descending into the beautiful town of Sidmouth.
As we sail along we will be close to the cliffs to give an incredibly detailed view of the rocks and then sail further out to offer a panoramic perspective for you to see the Site in all its wonder. Tides and weather will determine the specific route of this cruise, often we will sail dramatically close the Sea Stacks at Ladram Bay and occasionally along as far as the regency town of Sidmouth.
The live commentary throughout the cruise from your Skipper covers the changing history and appearance of the area as well as the wildlife and towns that we pass ensuring you get the best experience possible. Sailing on our Pride of Exmouth boat, there is a fully licenced bar on board serving a range of local ales and gin, alongside a choice of hot and cold refreshments and snacks. Toilets onboard!
As a non-landing cruise, this trip is suitable for manual wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility and our crew are always available to assist with your requirements throughout.
There's so much to do in Exmouth you won't believe how the time flies past. Whilst the main attraction is the two miles of family friendly beach, ideal for swimming, sandcastles or exploring the rock pools. And of course Exmouth is the home of watersports with the town boasting great conditions for sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rowing, yachting, swimming, snorkelling and much more.
Gateway to the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with 250 million year old cliffs, exposing a wealth of geological wonder that can be viewed either by walking along the breath-taking coastal path or by a pleasant boat trip along the shoreline.
For walkers Exmouth has lots to offer. Follow the cycle path that takes you all the way along the seafront, and up the beautiful Exe Estuary Trail to the picture-postcard village of Lympstone and beyond. Hire a bike in the town, there's plenty of choice. We are also part of the fabulous South West Coast Path, 630 miles of coastline from North Somerset to mid Dorset. There is the amazing Exe Estuary, home to numerous amounts of wildlife and a real favourite for birdwatchers, as featured on the BBC Autumn Watch. Or take a short trip out of town and explore the fantastic Devon countyside of Woodbury Common, with views across to Sidmouth then across the Exe and even to the far distant Somerset levels. The iron-age fort is a magical location, steeped in ancient history.
History comes to life in Exmouth, the town being the first coastal resort in Devon. Lady Nelson, Shelly and Byron are just some of the famous names that are connected to Exmouth. Not to mention the infamous Duchess of York, wife of the Grand Old Duke of York! It's all here to discover - in Exmouth!
Depart for home approx 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.