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Wareham Boat Hire

Abbots Quay
South Street
BH20 4LW

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Telephone:+44 01929 550688 / 07967 673033

Telephone:077304 85558

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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Jan M
    Trip Type:
    Kayaking on the river
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th September 2017
    Good choice of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Very helpful staff. Best to book at busy times. We went twice. First time my daughter and one grandson had kayaks, and the other grandson had a paddle... Read full review
  • rsandellfact
    Malvern, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent afternoon on the river.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    We turned up at the quay and asked about hiring a canoe. Very helpful and friendly staff gave options, with Canadian canoe available 45 mins later. Were shown map and given direction options before... Read full review
  • DorsetBen
    Wareham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Good Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    My son & grandson stayed with us recently and decoded to take a boat trip down Wareham river. Staff at Wareham boat hire were friendly, very professional & knew what they were doing. They spent an... Read full review

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 or 30. 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.


Key Features

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


  • 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.

Children & Infants

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

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

Leisure Facilities

  • Water sports facilities


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

Payment Methods

  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Cash & Cheque only

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

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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