Cruise Ship Visitors

A natural harbour, steeped in maritime heritage, Dartmouth is the perfect location for a relaxing cruise stop-over.

For over 900 years sailors have set sail from Dartmouth’s shores in search of new lands. It was from the medieval quay of Bayards Cove that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their journey to the New World.

Whether you’re anchored at sea, looking out across the harbour entrance, or are lucky enough to sail up the river into the heart of the community, we’re sure the view of Dartmouth will set a spectacular scene for what’s to come.

A short stroll from the disembarkation point on the Town Jetty you’ll find the centre of this attractive, bustling riverside town. With fine restaurants, art galleries, a local museum, The Britannia Royal Naval College, antique shops and high quality gift shops all on offer we’ll sure you’ll remember your time in Dartmouth with some great memories.

But a trip to Dartmouth isn’t just about the town and its fascinating history. The surrounding countryside is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty full of rugged coastlines, beaches and wooded valleys all presenting exciting tour possibilities.

The town jetty and the Visitor Information Centre are the places to pick up information and to ask questions before you head out to explore the town and surrounding countryside.

In the past Dartmouth has offered a warm welcome to a mix of different ships and nationalities, from international cruise companies enjoying around Britain trips, to boutique ‘yacht’ style ship and luxury liners.