Boat Trips & Fishing in Dorset

The Jurassic coast offers many varied forms of boat trips varying from the bare knuckle white water ride to glass bottom viewing boats. Taking a boat trip gives you an opportunity to explore the Jurassic Coast from a unique angle. There are trips to Brownsea Island Nature Reserve in the hands of the National Trust and made famous by Enid Blyton. Boat Trips out to the Isle of Wight, exploring special coves, Chesil Beach and Lyme Regis. You could even take a ferry for the day to the Channel Islands!
Dorset is well served for fishing enthusiasts whether it be fly-fishing on quiet rivers, good sport on stocked lakes, surf casting from beaches and coves or boat based sea-angling trips from Weymouth, Swanage and Lyme Regis. There is a good choice of options for all types of fishing; and if you fail to catch your own, Dorset has some of the finest fish and chip shops in the country!
Dorset Coastal Cottages are well located to enjoy a fishing holiday with one or two offering fishing on site.

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Lyme Bay Boat TripsMackerel Fishing, Lyme Regis

There is something immensely satisfying about catching your own supper when you are on a self catering holiday. In Lyme Regis (and Swanage and Weymouth) mackerel fishing and deep sea fishing trips are hugely popular and great fun for the whole family. The trips can even become more than a little competitive between siblings! These fishing trips are also a great way to get to know a local and get some local knowledge as each and every skipper is a salty sea dog and undoubtedly Dorset born and bred. Book a beautiful self catering holiday cottage with a barbeque and enjoy your own catch of the day!
Mackerel Fishing Trips in Lyme Regis


Fleet Observer Portland DorsetThe Fleet Observer, Portland/Weymouth

Nestled on the edge of the Fleet Lagoon just before the causeway to Portland lies the Fleet Observer, a shallow drafted glass-bottomed boat designed specifically for the purpose of exploring the Fleet Lagoon. These relaxing one hour trips run six times a day and are fantastic value. The observer is staffed by volunteers so it’s important to book ahead to ensure that a skipper is available. The Fleet Lagoon is the largest salt water lagoon in the UK and provides a unique ecosystem with fascinating wildlife and marine life to view from the boat.
Peer Beneath the Sea in the Fleet Lagoon


Lulworth RIBsLulworth RIB Rides

The BEST way to see the Jurassic Coast! Join them for a trip along the beautiful Jurassic Coast. From the water you will get a unique view of the 200 Million year old rock formations as well as Stair Hole, Man O’ War, St Oswalds Bay and of course Durdle Door. Based in picturesque Lulworth Cove their boat ‘Karelisa’ runs daily (weather permitting.) Their most popular trip is to Durdle Door which takes approx 15 minutes. Karelisa’ is a 9m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat,) which can carry 12 people plus crew. Private Charters are available and DCC customers receive a 10% discount when quoting DCC10% at the time of booking.
The BEST way to see the Jurassic Coast!
Tel: 01305 849225


Shell Bay Watersports StudlandShell Bay Watersports, Studland Beach

Studland beach is the ideal place for for boat trips and watersports. A long sandy beach with shallow shelves with several boat ramps. Shell Bay Watersports are an RYA facility offering lessons in power-boating, windsurfing and sailing. The centre also offers skippered charters on their Rigid Inflatable Boat with options to cruise along the Jurassic Coast, the Solent, out to the Isle of Wight or around Poole harbour. We have many self catering holiday homes in the Studland and Swanage area, ideally located to book a trip on the high seas with Shell Bay Watersports.
Powerboat around the Jurassic Coast
Tel: 01929 450 399

In order to help you plan your day visit the BBC’s tide tables for the Dorset coastline.