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Wareham Boat Hire Ltd

Type:Boating and Canoeing

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 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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • anthony j
      Malmesbury, United Kingdom
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th August 2019
      We hired a motor boat for an hour and travelled up and down the river. We were two OAP's and a granson and neither of us had any boat experience to call on. No ned to worry though the friendly staff... Read full review
    • Travelfamilia1
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great friendly people. A must if in Wareham
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th August 2019
      We have hired here before several years ago and we had a blast then. Today we hired at the end of the day for 1 hour. We had a power boat and a paddle board which was excellent. The kids had a... Read full review
    • cjr8345
      Canterbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great staff & fun times
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th August 2019
      Well worth a visit to these people. SUPs, kayaks, motorboat hire etc , friendly staff & all their kit is in good order from what I saw. Great for some family fun 👍🏽 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 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:



    • 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

    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.

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