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Boating to and around Wareham!

Time to mess about on the river!

Throughout the year there are a number of pleasure boat trips from Wareham Quay to Poole Quay, along the Frome river, or you can take a round trip river cruise along the river from the Quay. For a bit of fun you can hire motor boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and rowing boats on the other side of Wareham Quay, across the road, (see below).

Throughout the year Greenslade offers a special return cruise to Wareham from Poole Quay. Each journey takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes  along the Frome river, plus time ashore. As a bonus along the way, the skipper gives a commentary pointing out places of interest and wildlife!

During the warmer months (April to September) Brownsea Island Ferries offers a morning cruise to Wareham from Poole on board one of their distinctive yellow boats. The cruise lasts 1¼ hours each way, plus time ashore.

City Cruises Poole also offer a relaxing and tranquil cruise up the River Frome from Poole Quay. Their cruises take place in the evening and run from April to the end of August. The trips last 3 hours 30 minutes including time ashore in Wareham.

Another Poole based boat company is the Friends of Dolphin that visits Wareham from 11 am and returning at approximately 2.30 pm. Uniquely, it provides free trips for disabled persons of all ages and disabilities.

For those already in Wareham just looking for a trip up and down the River Frome to take in all there is to see, then Wareham River Cruises is the main choice. Take a 40 minute trip on their 12 seater Admiralty Whaler ‘Orca’. There is a commentary onboard describing the history of the Wareham. Trips go every 45 minutes from 10 am from 1st April until the 30th of September. In high season they may run earlier and later trips. 

If you are looking for something more adventurous then cross over the road to Abbots Quay – where you will find  Wareham Boat Hire. Here you can hire motor boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, rowing boats and much more.

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All
  • All
  • Animals
  • Castles
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust
  • Entry Fee
  • Family Days Out
  • Fun ways to explore Purbeck
  • Gardens
  • Get Active
  • Historical
  • Interactive and Experiences
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Museums
  • National Trust
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Nature Reserve
  • No Entry Fee
  • On the Water
  • Purbeck Heaths
  • Walking
  • Wareham Town Centre
  • Zoos
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