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“Self-drive motorboat experience down the river”

Bournemouth Boating Services
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Hired a self-drive motorboat from outside Captain's Club Hotel in Christchurch and had a trip down the river in the sunshine. Lovely experience! The chap running the Wick Ferry who sorted us out with the boat was a joy! £20 for half an hour seems expensive but it was well worth it!

Thank Lizally47
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A vintage ferry service to Mudeford beach, then a walk up to Hengistbury head - on beautiful sand beach with pretty beach houses. Head has magnificent views -, then back on the ferry to Christchurch to explore and have lunch. Then back to Tuckton.

Thank Ethee
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We joined one of the vintage ferry boats for the final night of the Christchurch regatta and what a night it was. We first went down the river in daylight to see all the attractions and up the River Avon? a short way after that we moored at the Quay by Christchurch Quomps where the fun fair was in full swing with a "Meatloaf" look alike.
At 9.45pm the firework display started to mark the end to Regatta week. A wonderful evening , Many Thanks.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of doing the boat trip from Tuckton to Mudeford Spit on a recently sunny Tuesday.
The service starts at 10am from Tuckton stopping at Wick(for Captains Club) & Christchurch.
There were not many of passengers on either journey on this beautiful old fashioned styled boat.
Both trips were skippered by 2 helpful & friendly men. Were happily helping people on & off the boat.
Boat trip takes around an hour and is completed in a lovely leisurely pace so that you can take in the views of Christchurch, Hengisbury Head, Stanpit Marshes & finally Mudeford.
Return trip cost £8per adult which I felt was a very fair price.
Another plus is that dogs are allowed with our dog being made to feel very welcome.
This is a trip that both young & old can enjoy
Can't wait to take another trip.

Thank places2seeplaces2go
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

As part of our wedding day we hired one of their vintage boats for the afternoon for a trip to Mudeford Beach for a picnic. Booking and organising the trip was very friendly and professionally done, and they even offered little extras such as decorating the boat. The boat and trip was really fun, the boat was beautiful and we had a very relaxing enjoyable trip, never feeling rushed at all.

We organised an excellent picnic through Bournemouth Boating with Tuckton Tea Gardens consisting of thick cut sandwiches, homemade cake and drinks. This was beautifully presented in wicker baskets, and they easily catering a number of guests who had dietary requirements. Again they were very friendly and professional and couldnt do enough to make the whole day a great experience .

Thank MonsterCat13b
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