On selected dates in Feb. and March 2021. Join our leading Ornithologists to discover thousands of migrating birds on the…View Event
Join our leading Ornithologists to discover thousands of migrating birds on the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe.
On selected dates Nov. 2020 – March 2021. The 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 of the vast mudflats.
Guided Bird Watching Cruises available on
January 11th 12th 13th 26th 27th 28th
February 9th 10th 11th 25th 26th 27th 28th
March 11th 13th
Stuart Line Cruises are a family-run passenger boat company based in Exmouth at the mouth of the River Exe, have been running for over 50 years and are delighted to offer award-winning Guided Bird Watching Cruises throughout the winter bird watching season.
Whether you consider yourself a novice or an expert, leading local ornithologists will guide you with an informative live commentary, detailing species, habitats and behaviours, whilst friendly Crew serve hot Chunk of Devon pasties and organic soup. Cruises are generally scheduled around low tide, when the sandbanks and mudflats are most exposed, offering unrivalled views of the birds when they are most active.
These cruises have become very highly regarded across the country and are largely over-subscribed, with people travelling many miles to join them, so advanced booking is highly recommended.