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Paddle Steamer Monarch
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| Wareham Quay, Wareham PO30 2LA, England
+44 7780 972004
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Although you don’t get much to look at apart from other boats and wildlife it’s a nice little journey. Just be warned boarding does involve some steps which some people may struggle with.

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

What a lovely way to spend a hot afternoon, enjoying the breeze on the river, leaving from the attractive Wareham Quay.

Thank 13Annie13
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Quay at Wareham in Dorset was almost next to our hotel ( The Priory) and we quickly saw the kiosk and notice board on the Quay advertising the trip when taking a stroll around Wareham to get our bearings. We decided there and then...More

1  Thank RolandPJ
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The trip is now £10 per adult and lasts around 45 minutes. If you ask nicely, you can ask the captain to blow the steam whistle. The boat is actually a replica built in 1981 (if I remember this correctly) and is one of only...More

Thank rotterdam0892
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had a voyage on the Monarch this week, It really was a good little trip on a great little steam powered vessel. She only takes 12 passengers, coffee and tea are provided by the friendly crew. While you're there, take a look at the...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We loved this trip. Noel and his crew made us feel very welcome and allowed my husband to become involved in tying off ropes, handing out tea, etc. Noel is very knowledgeable and boat is fascinating. Free tea and coffee on board, well worth the...More

Thank ktigger
Reviewed 15 June 2016

While visiting Wareham my four friends and took the 40 minute Frome River Trip on Saturday afternoon, 11th June. It was so lovely, the guys on the boat were really friendly, and even brought us tea and biscuits. It was a lovely, gentle trip, and...More

Thank Cassiuscat46
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A pleasant trip on the River Frome on a steam paddle boat. We traveled with the gentile sounds of water in the paddle boxes as the steam engine visible from the covered lounge pushed us effortlessly down the river. We passed interesting buildings moored craft...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Lovely relaxing meander down the river on a sunny day. I'm approaching middle age but still got a childish thrill at the steam whistle. Had no idea there were so few of these boats left (3 apparently) so great to experience something so unique.

Thank Sceptre1902
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Delightful trip on a unique 42 foot paddle steamer. We arrived at Wareham Quay having explored the town and saw the board offering trips of 30 minutes for only £7. We were offered a free cup of tea as well from the steam powered kettle....More

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Response from rotterdam0892 | Reviewed this property |
Their website indicates that they stop sailing at the end of September.