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Paddle Steamer Monarch at Wareham

The Quay
BH20 4LP

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The River Frome at Wareham
  • The River Frome at Wareham
  • Monarch Paddle Steamer
  • Monarch Paddle Steamer

Telephone: +44 01929 556031

Opening Times

2020 weekends only in May, June, July, August, September - please check website for exact dates and times (4 May 2020 - 29 September 2020)

* All cruises subject to tides and weather.

Cruises will operate on some Bank Holidays.

See website for exact dates and times.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child under 12 years£5.00 per ticket
Monarch Paddle Steamer£10.00 per ticket

Please enquire for information regarding group bookings for private parties and evening cruises.

Telephone: +44 01929 556031



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 13Annie13
      Warwickshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Relaxing River Trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th August 2017
      What a lovely way to spend a hot afternoon, enjoying the breeze on the river, leaving from the attractive Wareham Quay. Read full review
    • jdtayloruk
      Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Nice boat
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th September 2018
      Although you don’t get much to look at apart from other boats and wildlife it’s a nice little journey. Just be warned boarding does involve some steps which some people may struggle with. Read full review
    • Barry K
      Chichester, United Kingdom
      Good Little Trip on Interesting Boat
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
      This smallish replica Paddle Steamer runs at weekends only and provides a 50 minute trip downstream from the pleasant Wareham Quay. Friendly enthusiastic staff and a mug of tea or coffee is included... Read full review



    • Bar - Tea or Coffee included in ticket price.

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - all ages accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Accommodation nearby
    • Cater for groups - max 12 people at a time.
    • Fitness level required - low
    • Toilets - on The Quay

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • In town/city centre

    Parking & Transport

    • Off site parking - on The Quay

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Poole/Bournemouth, via Sandbanks Ferry – 01929 450203. From Ferry take the B3351 through Studland Village.  Carry on until junction with A351 at Corfe Castle.  Turn right, onto A351,signpost Wareham.

    From Poole – A35 towards Dorchester until Lytchett Minster (Bakers Arms Roundabout) and roundabout take first exit A351 to Wareham.

    From Swanage – A351 signposted Corfe Castle and Wareham.  At Worgret roundabout take 3rd exit, signposted Wareham (Worgret Road).

    From Dorchester – A352 signposted Wareham.  At Worgret roundabout continue straight over signposted Wareham (Worgret Road).

    From Weymouth – A353 signposted Wareham.  At Warmwell roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A352, signposted Wareham.  At Worgret roundabout continue straight over signposted Wareham (Worgret Road).

    Public Transport Directions

    By Bus:  From Bournemouth take the M1 or M2 to Poole, then transfer to number 40 or X54. From Poole take the number 40 or X54. From Swanage take the number 30 or 40. From West Lulworth take the 30 or X54. From Weymouth take the number 30 or X54.

    By Train: Wareham Railway Station (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line) is found less than a mile from the Town Centre. You can catch bus number 40 or X54 from the Railway Station to the Town Centre.

    Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

    Telephone: +44 01929 556031

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