From the shoreline of Exmouth to Exeter’s historic canal and quay we welcome all watersports users and visitors who wish to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant waterways in the South West of England.
The Exe Estuary extends for some 12 kilometres and plays host to an active boating and watersports community as well as being recognised as being of international importance to wildlife.
The Harbour Master staff work in partnership with Estuary users to help ensure that everyone can enjoy the water safely. We also provide a range of services including visitor moorings on the estuary and canal, boat storage facilities and mooring servicing.
You can visit the Exeter canal and base your boat there for a few days, or longer periods
Information for customers
Navigation information and a summary of Exe Estuary byelaws
Local Notices to Mariners for Exeter Port Authority
We offer a range of services, including visitor moorings, boat storage, canal berths, towing and salvage
We offer both dry or in-the-water boat storage facilities in the heart of Exeter at the Exeter canal basin
Provide feedback or report an incident on the Exeter Canal, River Exe and Approaches
We have a number of visitor moorings available on a 24 hour or weekly rental basis
We offer RYA powerboat training courses from beginner through to advanced
Our ferry runs across the river Exe, and when running completes the Exe Estuary Trail and national cycle routes
Coarse fishing is available on the Exeter Canal between the Canal Office swing bridges and Turf Locks
Please tell us about your event in the Estuary, Canal, and Topsham Quay
Updated Exe Estuary codes of conduct are available to download and print at home
The people and teams who look after the River Exe, Exe Estuary and Canal
The Harbour Master, Harbour Staff and a team of volunteers carry out regular patrols of the approaches and estuary at all times of the year, particularly in the busy summer months
Canal and Port of Exeter fees and charges
Canal Craning and Convoy Events: Autumn 2023
How to find out about local conditions and tides