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Wareham Boat Hire Ltd

| Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW, England
+44 1929 550688
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Fantastic

I visited with my husband, two children brother and sister in law. My brother is experienced so ha... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
Jemma Y
via mobile
Great family adventure

Great fun for all the family Family run business Well explained on how all works and safety jackets... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2016
chop60
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Wareham Boat Hire - Offering Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing Boat and Paddle Board hire on the beautiful River Frome from Wareham, Dorset. Whatever your choice of boat you will be delighted with the peace and tranquility of this charming river. Book in advance or simply turn up, we look forward to seeing you.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW, England
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+44 1929 550688
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I visited with my husband, two children brother and sister in law. My brother is experienced so ha a kayak on his own. My sister in law and I shared a two seater. My husband and boys had a motor boat. On arrival my youngest...More

Thank Jemma Y
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thanks for the review, I will pass on your kind words... although we have four ladies in the team, I am sure they will all make claim to this :) I am glad we managed to get your son out on the water and delighted...More

Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Great fun for all the family Family run business Well explained on how all works and safety jackets fitted Only downside didn't book long enough Will recommend and hopefully see you againMore

Thank chop60
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thanks very much for taking the time to write us a review. There is plenty of water (river and harbour) to explore and the hourly rate goes down a little the longer you are out for. We hope to see you again soon, maybe for...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked up to the Wareham Boat Rental place and within a few minutes we were on our way on the water. We went upstream - the more "nature" side - rather than downstream, where you can expect way more and bigger...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2016

We went on a Saturday and found a parking space (so lucky). We booked for 2 hours in a motor boat and went up river first and then down in lovely sunshine. The boat was just perfect for a potter up and down. Everybody seemed...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Parking can be a little tricky in Wareham during the busy Summer Holidays however there are long stay car parks towards West Walls and off East Street both within 400 yards of the river. If you are planning a shorter trip then there is parking...More

Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Paid for a 2 hour trip with an outboard we took our lunch and motored up river first to the bridge then down to Poole harbour entrance. Moored up for lunch on the way. Perfect time out with 2 teenagers.More

Thank JayneKWebber
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you had a good time. The motor boats offer a fantastic opportunity to see the river. With just over a mile of water upstream and two and half miles down before you reach Poole Harbour there is...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016

We are a family of four with 2 children aged 13 and 11 who have never Kayaked before. The staff were really helpful and friendly and gave good instruction. The Kayak's were good quality and the equipment was good. We hired the Kayak's for an...More

Thank looneyleo
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

Thank you very much for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again. Matt, WBH.

Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Great little hire kiosk at Wareham quay, we chose to go up river for half an hour, had a picnic and then return. We hired a little plastic dory with small Honda engine that went into neutral at idle. Good fun and you could hire...More

Thank Mike C
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Dear Mike - thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip. We offer Motor Boats, Rowing Boats, Single and Double Kayaks, Canadian Canoes, Paddle Boards and a Disabled Access Wheelyboat from the site on Abbots Quay, Wareham. As you mentioned...More

Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely staff. Very quick and simple hire, out on the water in minutes. Reasonably priced and good fun on a warm day

Thank Alex T
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind review. We all feel very lucky to be working in such a beautiful location. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went there with our parents in a group of five. People were worried about running a boat without guidance. We were given good instructions and the people were friendly with the advise on random questions before we started. Was good fun in the end....More

Thank Parikshit D
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and for your wonderful photo which I have taken the liberty of copying onto our Facebook Page. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 4, 2016

We've gone kayaking before over in Vietnam and Cambodia and wanted to do this on our camping trip. We booked a 3 hour slot in the morning for 2 x double sit on top kayaks. They provide life jackets, dry bags and tips on where...More

Thank CatSP79
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Hi Cat - thank you for your kind review, it is very much appreciated. Wareham is lucky enough to have two rivers, the River Frome on which Wareham boat hire sits and the River Piddle which runs North of town. The Piddle is a beautiful...More

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junemeschal
Are any of the boats accessible for people with mobility problems.
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Matthew J | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry, we have a 'Wheelyboat' available which is a wheelchair accessible motor boat. It can take up to 5 wheelchairs or a combination of able/disabled users. This can be hired on a self drive or skippered... More
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Janjangibbs
Hi Do you have life jackets for 1 year olds ?
August 8, 2016|
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Response from Matthew J | Property representative |
Yes, we have life jackets and buoyancy aids for all ages, shapes and sizes.
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