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Wareham Boat Hire Ltd

Abbots Quay
South Street
BH20 4LW

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Telephone:+44 01929 550688 / 07967 673033

Telephone:07730 485558

Abbotts Quay, Wareham

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Double kayaks and canoesfrom £10.00 to £15.00 activity
Rowing boatfrom £12.00 to £19.00 activity
Self-drive motor boatfrom £20.00 to £30.00 activity
Single kayaks and paddleboardsfrom £7.50 to £10.00 activity
Wheelyboatfrom £30.00 to £40.00 activity

Prices are an indication only and are priced per boat.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Peter C
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th August 2018
      Well worth the money, wished we had done an hour instead of half an hour. Great way to see more of the river and the dog loved it. Read full review
    • JennyM99
      Trip Type:
      Excellent service and experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th August 2018
      We had a very nice time in a motor boat, First boat trip for my young grand children. All Life jackets seemed new for this season . Friendly staff who gave good instructions for driving motor boat. A... Read full review
    • Melanie C
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th August 2018
      I love hiring a boat from here with my children it’s very reasonably priced every single member of staff are extremely friendly and helpful, life jackets provided in the prices, I will continue to... Read full review


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Situated on Abbots Quay (off South Street) and beside the River Frome in the heart of Wareham. 20 minutes drive from Poole or Swanage. 30 minutes drive from Dorchester. 10 minutes drive from A35.

    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 15, 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.

    Journey planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2018, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.



    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities - wheelyboats for wheelchairs available
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Facilities for the Disabled
    • Toilets for disabled visitors - at Wareham Quay opposite the boat shed.


    • Café - there are many cafes and pubs in Wareham
    • Packed lunch available

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Child seat available
    • Facilities for children

    Establishment Features

    • Accept coach parties
    • Accommodation nearby
    • Cater for groups - pre-booking required
    • Cater for school groups
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Equipment/clothing free of charge
    • Experience level - advanced
    • Experience level - beginner
    • Experience level - intermediate
    • First Aid
    • Fitness level required - high
    • Fitness level required - low
    • Fitness level required - medium
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
    • Open All Year
    • Route maps available
    • Toilets - nearest are on The Quay
    • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

    Key Features

    • Families
    • Groups
    • In countryside
    • In town/city centre
    • Stag and Hen Parties

    Leisure Facilities

    • Water sports facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking - available on The Quay or St John's Hill (pay and display)
    • On Bus Route - Wilts and Dorset number 40 - South Bridge bus stop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Cash & Cheque only

    Opening Times

    2018 Opening - tides and weather permitting (1 March 2018 - 31 October 2018)

    * Opening Times
    March - September 7 days a week weather & tide permitting.
    October - Bookings Only. Please call; Matt - 077304 85558 or Julie - 07967 673033
    November - February - Canoe Trips / Tours and the Wheelyboat are available, by appointment only.
    NB. We will endeavour to meet these dates however we are restricted by weather and tide. If in any doubt then do please call ahead in order to avoid disappointment.

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