Marsh's Boats
Marsh's Boats
4.5

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ruthmargaret2018
Wool, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
From beginning to end, the Skipper ensured that our bespoke trip, in memory of our parents, was exactly what we wanted. His knowledge of the tides, wind and local area meant that, although our trip out was exhilarating, we were entirely safe. The coastline is awe inspiring - there is no better way to see it - and the beauty of the sea, wildlife and local area was breath taking. Thanks to Roger for his professionalism combined with friendliness and fun.
Written July 28, 2020
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Emma L
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We were the first family to enjoy a trip with Roger since lockdown. We had a great time on his boat. We were one bubble and all felt exceptionally safe whilst on board. Our trip involved us mackerel fishing and then a lovely tour along the coast line. Our party consisted of children, parents and grandparents and I can honestly say all ages enjoyed themselves. Roger was a source of knowledge and made our trip really good fun.

Highly recommend.
Written July 24, 2020
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Curiosity588821
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We booked the old Harry rocks tour in June as a couple. The skipper was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. It was a 45 minute boat ride, very interesting and would recommend. Would like to try their other boat trips as well.
Written June 13, 2021
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Tessa A
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We came across Marsh's boats as fellow boat users, they seem to think they own the Swanage steps and were trying to refuse any boat landing even though their own boat was nowhere to be seen. Horribly rude, arrogant and inconsiderate - they do not own the public steps! Honestly the mostly rudely I have ever been treated in Swanage by anyone and we have been coming for 30 years.
Written August 27, 2017
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I am the owner of the Marsh's boats And I certainly do not claim owner ship to the public steps at the quay Swanage, We try to squeeze as many trips in a day as possible when the weather conditions are right. My main priority is to give the general public the chance to experience a boat trip and enjoy the beautiful coast line around Swanage for a sencible price. I run a trip every hour when the demand is high, If while out on a boat trip we return and are unable to drop our passengers off because somebody has tied a boat to the steps and gone for lunch I am unable to operate until they come back. I may have people there waiting for my next boat trip. I put a sign up asking people to keep he steps clear for all boat users as many boats use these steps to drop people off, as it is the only place to do so apart from the jetty by the lifeboat station at Swanage. Please except my full apologies if it was a member of my staff whom was rude to you, They are 100% out of order, as you said these are public steps for everbody and nobody has the right to refuse any body. I my self was driving the boat at the time and was completely unaware of this incident until now SORRY R Marsh
Written March 6, 2018
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Tim K
Portsmouth, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Very friendly, funny, helpful, informative staff from the men in the hut selling the tickets to the captain of the boat.
Written July 24, 2019
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emilystewart94
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Roger took us out on a 2 and half hour private trip along the coastline and then out to sea for a quick dip and a spot of fishing! Roger had lots of local knowledge and was a great laugh! Highlight of our trip!
Written August 28, 2020
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sardoris71
Bournemouth, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Be advised this tour was spoilt by people being allowed to smoke on the boat, including the captain. This was whilst children were on board.
Also the captain has an amazing ability to roll a cigarette and steer the vessel whilst sitting with his feet in a bucket of water and facing the wrong way!! We complained and asked for a refund, which we are yet to receive.
Written July 20, 2018
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BlueVanLady
London, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Although the boat did not say it came with a commentary the captain gave a very knowledgeable account of the wildlife which was very impressive . Me and my mum saw a seal and a puffin as well as dancing ledge. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting swanage.
Written June 4, 2016
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Ange1007
Birmingham, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Went to Old Harry Rocks on this lovely little boat! The trip was fantastic, the captain/driver was well informed and made this visit a truly exceptional one! Would definitely go out again, it's so beautiful to see the clear blue water of Swanage bay on the way out too!
Written August 14, 2015
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fburraston
Bath, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Three adults and three kids (8, 10 and 13) went mackerel fishing this morning. We had a great time and caught loads of fish and they tasted lovely at the lunch time BBQ!
Written July 21, 2015
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