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Great fun kayaking down Wareham river. Staff really friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samantha M
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Paddle board

Hihelpful the staff are..it was my daughter's first time paddle boarding, they made her feel so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nickiharris492
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Wareham Boat Hire - Offering Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing Boat and Paddle Board for hire on the beautiful River Frome from Wareham, Dorset. A beautiful stretch of river which runs through the town and into Poole Harbour. Whatever your choice...more
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Abbot's Quay | Abbot's Quay, Wareham BH20 4LW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun kayaking down Wareham river. Staff really friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced. Great way to spend an hour or 2 in this hot weather.

Thank Samantha M
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind review, let's hope this glorious Summer continues!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hihelpful the staff are..it was my daughter's first time paddle boarding, they made her feel so confident for her just for her to get on and go and they advised us on the best way to do it so we could go as a family...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted your family enjoyed the experience, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived at opening time, but the business was not open. However, after a quick call to the mobile number, the staff had opened up within a few minutes! We had two children 6 and 8 years one of which had never done kayaking so...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. We try to keep our opening hours flexible but usually open between 10.00 - 5.00pm weather and tide permitting. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Good choice of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. Very helpful staff. Best to book at busy times. We went twice. First time my daughter and one grandson had kayaks, and the other grandson had a paddle board. His first time on one, an ideal place...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you all enjoyed your visit. The River Frome is indeed the perfect place to try new things, the water is well sheltered and the River offers a relatively safe environment for all ages and abilities. We hope...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We turned up at the quay and asked about hiring a canoe. Very helpful and friendly staff gave options, with Canadian canoe available 45 mins later. Were shown map and given direction options before committing, and given good parking advice! Boat ready on return and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My son & grandson stayed with us recently and decoded to take a boat trip down Wareham river. Staff at Wareham boat hire were friendly, very professional & knew what they were doing. They spent an hour on the river in a small boat with...More

Thank Jane C
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am delighted that your son and grandson enjoyed their trip and we hope to see you again soon. Our motor boats are priced at £25 for half an hour, £35 for one hour and £60 for...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I rang the day before to enquire about prices, and was lucky to be offered a chance to reserve 2 canoes at the time I wanted. We loved Wareham town itself and would go back, as it is beautiful. The Boat hire was the icing...More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted you had a good time and hope to see you again soon. Visitors can just turn up and we will do our best to get you out on the water without delay, alternatively phone or...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable afternoon with the children in the river. Firstly, we hired a couple of Canadian canoes. Then we had some time with kayaks. Very new equipment and excellent knowledgeable staff.

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

That's a very kind review, thank you very much. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We hired a boat for an hour on a very hot sunny day. The staff were both friendly and professional. The river is beautiful and I thoroughly recommend hiring a boat and exploring.More

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Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We have had a wonderful spell of weather here in Wareham this year with the mercury topping thirty on several occasions. We have motor boats, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and paddle boards all available for...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We hired a wheelyboat to take our daughter on the river. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The boat was simplicity itself, and had room for at least another wheelchair. We travelled as far as the bay, but the river is much more interesting....More

Thank Paul S
Matthew J, Owner at Wareham Boat Hire Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review Paul, we are delighted you enjoyed your trip on the river. The wheelyboat can accommodate up to five wheelchairs and is a fantastic way to get out on the water with over 4 miles of river to explore. We...More

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Hi - thank you for your enquiry, the motor boats are licensed and insured for a maximum of 5 people. Unfortunately it is not something we have any flexibility on - 'rules are rules!' We hope we can accommodate you in someway... More
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