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“great fun hour”

Bournemouth Boating Services
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Hired 3 self drive boats from Christchurch quay to go up river for an hour on a Friday afternoon. Mandy, the supervisor at the Tuckton Tea Gardens was a real star as I was planning a treasure hunt from afar and need some clues.

The lads setting the boats up were very helpful, although mine seemed comparatively underpowered...

Great fun hour at a very reasonable cost with 4 in each boat, the treasure hunt made it all work despite a shower.

Thanks guys and especially Mandy

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

My family decided to go on the boat trip from Tuckford to Hengistbury Head and it was sunny when we left and when we got back but a bit stormy in the middle. Fortunately we got into the Beach House while it rained but we got a bit wet from the waves. Still, it was a great day out.

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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Hired a boat for an hour from Tuckton tea gardens with our 4 kids. Although we all enjoyed it we found the staff not to be very helpful. They showed us the basics and where we could go too but failed too mention which side of the river to drive a boat on. Having never driven a boat before I just presumed you drove on the same side of the river as you drive your car wrong! Found you drive on the other side when we went round the corner only to find another boat coming straight torwards us. Really thought the staff could have informed us at the start as its pretty important and I'm sure I wasn't the first person to do this.

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my mum hopped on the boat at christchurch quay to take us down to tuckton tea rooms the staff at then ticket hut were 2 going nippers who were mucking around not even noticing me and my mum were stood there waiting to buy tickets and he was sniggering under his breath which i found rude. Then we waited for the boat when it pulled it there was no-one helping us on to the boat or telling you where it was heading they just didn't seem to care it was just a job to then but when your in the tourist industry you need to have a bit of customer care skills.

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We took the boat from Tuckton to Mudeford Sandbank. You can get off at Christchurch Quay but we chose to go all the way to Mudeford. This was a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. We had to keep stopping as there was a regatta on the river and the rowing boats took priority. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our trip. It was about 45 minutes each way. When we arrived at Mudeford Sandbank, we jumped on another boat that took us to Mudeford Quay. There was just time for a cup of tea before getiing on the boat back.

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