Half Day Guided Canoe Trip in Totnes | La Vacanza Travel

Half Day Guided Canoe Trip in Totnes

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Plymouth

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  • 4 hours
  • Plymouth
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The River Dart is a special place. Stunningly beautiful scenery, never busy, and always something to discover. You might even spot a seal! Our guides will look after you and make sure that you are safe as well as show you the prettiest corners of the Dart estuary. Small group sizes and experienced guides will help you relax and connect with nature.


For our half-day canoe trip please check in with your guide at the starting location in Totnes. We will hand out buoyancy aids and dry bags for your belongings to take on the river, followed by a 15 mins safety briefing and how-to paddle instructions.

We will then get on the water and paddle for around 1.5 hrs with the tidal flow which helps us along gliding through the stunning landscape. We will start in Totnes and paddle either upriver towards Dartington or downriver past Sharpham estate and towards Stoke Gabriel. There is no rush and well will make sure that the paddle speed suits all of the group members. After 1.5hrs we will have our halfway break for about 30 mins by the side of the river with tea or coffee / hot chocolate provided. After the break, we will paddle back to the start which will take up to 1.5 hours. Our friendly guides will be with you the whole time happy to help and share some knowledge about the river.

Stop At:

• Stoke Gabriel, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, England
• Dart River, England
• Totnes, Totnes, Devon, England
• Dartington, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, England

  • We provide stable canoes (up to 2 adults and 2 kids in each canoe) with paddles
  • Every paddler will receive a buoyancy aid which must be worn
  • We provide one waterproof roll top bag per boat for your phone, wallet etc.

  • Please bring your own clothing and shoes suitable to get wet and possibly muddy.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Well behaved Dogs allowed
  • Children over the age of 4 welcome
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Paddle Devon, Steamer Quay Road Longmarsh, Car Park, Totnes TQ9 5AL, UK

Departure Time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Guided Canoe Trip (Half Day)
4/9/2023 - 2/27/2025

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

User's Reviews


08 Oct, 2023

Wonderful half day trip down the river, made even more special because we managed to spot 5 Seals! Highly recommend booking a trip with Paddle Devon.


05 Oct, 2023

Really lovely experience paddling on the river with our guide Kerry. She explained everything clearly and made us feel confident, and she was great company. Definitely recommend this experience and we can’t wait to go again!


01 Oct, 2023

Have done many trips with Paddle Devon and Nils. The trips are always professionally run and always great fun. I started white water Kayaking with Nils 2 years ago and was pretty apprehensive. Nils soon showed me the ropes and now we paddle bigger and bigger rivers. Love it!!!


16 Sep, 2023

As a couple we went on the estuary trip and had a lovely time! We felt very safe and relaxed in Nils' company. There was two other couples on the trip, so a very nice group size. On the trip we saw seals, herons and kingfishers, and more. We had a beautiful sunny day for it, and had a nice pit stop halfway. Highly recommend!


28 Aug, 2023

Booked this as an alternative to kayaking as I wasn't sure my 12 year old was up to it and so glad we did. Arrived at 9am for a short induction from the charismatic Nils, who led a group of 20 or so in five canoes on a serene trip up the Dart on a beautifully still, summer morning. We saw kingfishers and plenty of other bird life, and were unlucky not to see seals. The water was crisp and clear and many swam, before we pulled over for a mini-picnic with hot chocolate and ginger nut biscuits. Nils talked to everyone all the way, and the pace and atmosphere was perfect.

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Peaceful paddling


Estuary trip- stunning


Half day kayak along the Dart


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