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Sail Europe's oldest working Ship Canal

Reminisce as you travel through time along the oldest working Ship Canal in Europe with a choice of departure from Exmouth Marina or Exeter Canal Basin at Exeter Quay.

This is a one-way cruise, offering the unique opportunity to sail through two working locks and the Countess Wear swing bridge, as well as explore the Cathedral city of Exeter’s recently appointed Historic Harbour and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the many independent eateries!

A truly relaxing cruise, accompanied by an informative live commentary from your Skipper, offering detail of the rich history and fascinating wildlife associated with this artificial waterway.

Selected dates only. Sailing dates and times vary – please visit for sailing dates and times and to book online.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours (one-way)

Departs: Exmouth Marina (EX8 1FE) at 11:00 or Exeter Canal Basin (EX2 8DP) at 14:00.

All Fares: £12.00

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