River Exe Cruising Guide

Berthing    Charts    Tides    Water Taxis    Weather

The River Exe is characterised by narrow, shifting channels between large drying areas and fast flowing tides.  Considerable skill is required to navigate safely and there are only a handful of berthing options for deep draft vessels with masts.  However, the Exe Estuary is an international conservation area with extensive mudflats exposed at low water which provide important feeding grounds for wading birds and nature lovers will be rewarded with a beautiful and tranquil setting. 

River Exe Charts

SC5601            East Devon and Dorset Coast Exmouth to Christchurch (Small Craft Folio)
2290                River Exe and Approaches including Exeter Canal
3315                Berry Head to Bill of Portland

C5                   Bill of Portland to Salcombe Harbour
2400                Imray Chart Pack: The West Country


River Exe Berthing

Exmouth Marina, VHF Ch 14
Marina Office, Pier Head, Exmouth EX8 1DU - +44(0)1395 269314
Maximum LOA: 13m  Depth: 2m
Footbridge at entrance lifts on request

Trout's Boat Yard
Ferry Road, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JJ - +44(0)1392 873044
Marina berths for vessels up to 8m LOA and swinging moorings for vessels up to 12m LOA, must be able to take the ground
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, Wi-Fi, fuel, gas, chandlery, lift out, storage ashore, full boatyard services

Visitor Mooring Buoys
Located by No 15 Starboard Hand Mark
Call water taxi on VHF Ch M or +44(0)7970 918418 for advice


Quick Links

Cruising Guides

UK Cruising Guide

South West England Cruising Guide

River Exe Tides

Admiralty Easytide
Tidal predictions for Exmouth (Approaches) for the next 7 days

River Exe Water Taxis

Taxi Taxi
VHF Ch 37 (M)
+44(0)7970 918418
Service available from early April to October

River Exe Weather

Met Office
Inshore waters forecast for Lyme Regis to Land's End including the Isles of Scilly