The Longbow Canoe is the brainchild of Ian Bowles, a Totnes boatwright. The colourful craft has room for 10 crew and is steered by an experieced helmsman.

When in 1999 Phill Sheardown and Flip Williams started their company 'Canoe Adventures' they chose this design for its suitability for guided exploration of the River Dart estuary.

In 2012 The Rotary Club of Totnes invited Canoe Adventures to become a partner in running the Longbow Canoe Festival. We are proud of the successful partnership now strengthened by steersmen Hal Gillmore and Hugh Clifford the new owners of Canoe Adventures.