Recreational activities on and around the Exeter Ship Canal and Exe Estuary
Published: 13 May 2020
Recreational use of the Exe Estuary and Exeter Ship Canal is now permitted under the latest government advice, Exeter Port Authority has announced.
Previously, recreational activity on the Exe had been prevented from taking place because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
This has now changed following the latest government advice.
From today (Wednesday 13 May), kayaks, wind-surfers, kiteboards, fishing from shore, paddleboards (SUPs) sailing dinghies, personal water craft (jet skis), motorboats and sailing vessels will be permitted in the Exe Estuary and Exeter Ship Canal for recreational purposes. All users are reminded to ensure that equipment is of a sufficient standard and is used with proper conduct.
Harbourmaster Grahame Forshaw said: “Users are reminded that by using the estuary, you are increasing the possibility of added strain to the RNLI. Please think about this before undertaking your exercise. Port users must follow social distancing guidance.”
Any vessels visiting the Exe Estuary from further afield are asked to notify the Port Authority before doing so.