Wareham River Cruise

Cruise down the River Frome

Take a truly relaxing trip along the picturesque

River Frome to the historic town of Wareham,

with its massive earth ramparts built by King Alfred the Great.

Once ashore the choice is yours: enjoy lunch in one of the

towns many welcoming pubs and restaurants or explore

the ancient walls & visit the only Saxon church in Dorset,

with its magnificent effigy of Lawrence of Arabia.


Duration for 3 1/2 hours

Duration for One way 1 hour 10 mins  (all times are approximate)


This is a special cruise which can only be taken when the tide allows during the year to the Saxon town of Wareham. It takes approximately an hour and ten minutes to travel from busy Poole Quay, along the Frome river until you reach Wareham, where you can enjoy the specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries, bistros and pubs. Along the way our skipper will give you a commentary happily pointing out places of interest and wildlife within Poole Harbour and also along the river Frome.


After arriving alongside the beautiful quayside at Wareham we will moor up for an hour an ten minutes with the boat allowing you this time to explore the town.After exploring the town you will get back on board the boat for your return journey to Poole which will take you back along the Frome River and then back into Poole Harbour.


All together this cruise takes approximately 3 and half hours in duration which includes the time ashore. You may like to bring a picnic, there is a grassy area on the opposite bank to where the boat is tied up, where you can sit and eat your lunch.Teas, coffees, wine, beer and snacks are all available on board the boat. Toilet facilities are downstairs in the covered saloon area.



The Frome River to Wareham is TIDAL, therefore please check on our website, or our booking office to establish whether the tide is favourable on the day or evening you have chosen. The Frome river is shallow in places, and as such only one of our boats is able to travel to Wareham this way, it is ; THE PURBECK GEM

Our Wareham Cruises begin in MAY. 

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