Countess Wear Evening Cruise
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Countess Wear Evening Cruise - A Summer Evening Pleasure Cruise in Devon

Spend an incredible summer’s evening relaxing and watching the sunset on the water on our Countess Wear Evening Cruise. There are only a few times a year when, on the highest of tides, we can sail the full navigable length of the river, up to Countess Wear.

With plenty of time and tides for us to explore all the nooks and crannies along the way, this leisurely cruise makes for an idyllic way to spend a summer’s evening.

Countess Wear

Countess Wear has a long and chequered history, legend has it that in the 13th Century, the Countess of Devon had rather a big falling out with the port of Exeter. According to the tale, she built the weir to prevent bigger boats from reaching the city and it is said that whilst she did leave a small gap in the centre for smaller boats to pass through, this was blocked a few years later by her cousins. This blockage prevented any ships from reaching Exeter, and forced merchants to land at Topsham, where the town flourished! In 1540, an act was passed to remove the weirs, but it was found to be impossible to restore the navigation and soon after work started to the build the Exeter Canal that enabled ships to reach the city centre once again.

Sailing: Saturday 20th May, Tuesday 4th July & Wednesday 2nd August 2023

Duration: 2hours 30mins
Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Adults: £12.00 | Children: £8.00

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