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Wareham Boat Hire Ltd

Abbots Quay
South Street
BH20 4LW

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Telephone: +44 01929 550688 / 07967 673033

Opening Times

2019 Opening - tides and weather permitting (1 March 2019 - 31 October 2019)

* 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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Double kayaks and canoes fromfrom £10.00 to £15.00 activity
Rowing boat fromfrom £12.00 to £19.00 activity
Self-drive motor boat fromfrom £20.00 to £30.00 activity
Single kayaks and paddleboards fromfrom £7.50 to £10.00 activity
Wheelyboat fromfrom £30.00 to £40.00 activity

Prices are an indication only and are priced per boat.

Telephone: +44 01929 550688 / 07967 673033



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • hipzy
      Salisbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great activity for all people
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th August 2019
      I recalled doing a river trip up the river Frome with my family when I was a teenager. Now I am a grandparent, and was holidaying in the local area with my eldest grandson who is 5 years old-wondered... Read full review
    • 384jow
      Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fun on the river
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th September 2019
      Our party of friends and family hired 3 motor boats and had a blast on the river in beautiful Wareham. The staff were really friendly, accommodating and helpful. They were really nice with the... Read full review
    • Kibberd
      Poole, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friendly owners and Beautiful setting
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 8th September 2019
      We showed up on a Sunday for a last minute boat ride and they couldn't have been more accommodating, especially when we had to turn around shortly after leaving because we forgot our sons ear... Read full review



    • 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

    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 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: Visit the Traveline website:

    Telephone: +44 01929 550688 / 07967 673033

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