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Hit the waves and you can experience Dorset’s picturesque waterways and dramatic Jurassic Coast by boat.
There’s so much fabulous scenery to drink in when in Dorset and there really is no better viewpoint than from the water!
Greenslade Pleasure Boats offer daily pleasure cruises from Poole Quay giving you an unforgettable sightseeing experience. You can cruise along the Jurassic Coast, take a trip over to Brownsea Island or enjoy a leisurely trip around Poole Harbour.
From Wareham, hop on a genuine Admiralty motor whaler with Wareham River Cruises for an entertaining and informative town history river cruise or join a bird watching cruise to Poole Harbour. You can also cruise along the River Frome on the Paddle Steamer Monarch - the world's smallest commercial paddle steamer.
This popular evening cruise from City Cruises Poole will take you around the islands and past the beautiful beaches and bays of Poole Harbour and then out to the beginning of the Jurassic Coast where you can catch the sunset at Old Harry Rocks.
Depending on your interests, you can also enjoy a birdwatching cruise, a sea-train adventure or a fireworks cruise, not forgetting the unmissable seasonal events where you can watch the Bournemouth Air Show from the sea or Sail with Santa.
If you’re after something a little more tailored, Sirius Boat Charters give you the opportunity to charter a twin-engined motor boat for a unique day out from Weymouth. Tour the 2012 Olympic Sailing venues, Portland Bill and the glorious Dorset Jurassic Coast.
Being the sole clients, the boat is yours for the duration of the trip! You can swim from the bathing platform at the back when at anchor if you want, stop for lunch along the coast (or catch your own mackerel) and even have a go at driving the boat yourself.
You’ll never want to return home!
If after reading this you can’t wait to come down to Dorset to experience it all, then you’ll want to know where you can stay.
Rest your head on a plush pillow or camp under the stars, it’s up to you – we’re here waiting to welcome you to delightful Dorset!
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Cruises operate daily from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier (1st April - 29th October 2017).
We offer a wide selection of cruises along the Jurassic coast, trips to the Victorian resort at Swanage and the Steam Railway, Poole Harbour cruises,...
The Quay, POOLE
Ahoy all adventurers, explorers and sea folk! Join Captain Noel and his Skipper Dominic for one of the best experiences in Dorset on the only fast powerboat to run from Poole Harbour. We guarantee that your experience will not only exhilarate all...
Here’s a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s stunning Jurassic coastline and the fascinating chalk downlands of The Isle of Purbeck and The Isle of Wight.
A unique and family friendly day on the water to see Weymouth, Portland and the Jurassic Coast from the best possible viewpoint; the water.
Boating and Canoeing
Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing Boats and Paddle Boards all for hire from Abbots Quay in Wareham.
We have a fantastic range of self drive motor boats, some of the latest touring and sit on top kayaks both single and double. Canadian canoes, Red...
Departing daily, hop on a genuine Admiralty motor whaler boat for an entertaining and informative town history river cruise (40 mins) or bird watching cruise to Poole Harbour (1 hour).
Adventure Sport Centre
Land & Wave offers: Climbing, Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Bushcraft, Raft Building, Stand Up Paddle Boarding & more in Swanage and The Purbecks. Excellent instructors, top notch kit and passion for the Great Outdoors.
Lyme RIB Rides is the newest water attraction in Lyme Bay. We offer fast and slower paced boat trips, suitable for the whole family, along the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. See the historic scenery up close while enjoying an exhilarating ride on our...
Dinghy and keelboat tuition, RYA courses, dinghy hire.
Did you know that Dorset has its very own tall ship?
Based on the beautiful Jurassic coastline - a UNESCO World Heritage site – tall ship Pelican sails out of Weymouth Harbour offering day sails around Weymouth Bay and the surrounding area for...
Monarch is the world’s smallest commercial paddle steamer and one of only three operating in Britain. She appeared on the Edwardian Farm TV programme and is now operating on the River Frome from Wareham, licenced to carry 12 passengers.
Poole Quay, POOLE
Daily trips running from March – October to Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour Cruises, Coastal Cruises and Wareham River Cruises.
Traditional rowing boats for hire on the picturesque, tranquil River Stour.