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Wareham Boat Hire Ltd

Abbot's Quay | Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW, England
+44 1929 550688
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just messing about on the river

We went on a Saturday and found a parking space (so lucky). We booked for 2 hours in a motor boat... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2016
cb512016
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London, United Kingdom
Perfect

Paid for a 2 hour trip with an outboard we took our lunch and motored up river first to the bridge... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2016
JayneKWebber
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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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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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“life jackets” (5 reviews)
“great fun” (11 reviews)
“poole harbour” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Abbot's Quay | Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW, England
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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

Thank cb512016
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 PD8484
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

Reviewed June 12, 2016

So easy for our elderly relative to walk onto Wheelyboat and enjoy a leisurely trip along the river as part of his 90th birthday celebrations. Very helpful staff whilst booking and on arrival. Look forward to another visit in the future.More

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

Thank you for your kind review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the Wheelyboat, it is a fantastic facility provided by the Wheelyboat Trust and as you rightly point out, the boat it ideal for...More

Reviewed June 8, 2016

£55 for 2 hours which was enough time to get down to Poole harbour and back. Good clear tuition on how to pilot the boat. Buoyancy aids provided. Very clean. There were two of us and I don't know what is the maximum number in...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review and additional information for our customers. The motor boats are licensed and categorised for five (5) people. This is usually a combination of adults and children, five adults will feel crowded but is...More

Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely canoe trip up the river. Lots of birds to see and not too much boat traffic. Friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money.

Thank Paula A
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Thank you Paula for taking the time to give us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your canoe trip and we hope to see you again soon.

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junemeschal
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
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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