Boat Tours in Dorset

There’s so much fabulous scenery to take in and there really is no better viewpoint than from the water!

Hit the waves and experience Dorset’s picturesque waterways and dramatic coast by boat.

All aboard!

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 to Brownsea Island or enjoy a scenic tour of Poole Harbour.

From Wareham, hop on a genuine Admiralty motor whaler with Wareham Quay River Cruises for an entertaining and informative town history river cruise. 

Kick back and relax on a sundowner cruise

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 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.

Exclusive hire

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!

Book your accommodation

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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