If you’re looking for the best boat trips in Weymouth, look no further than Snapper Charters. Of course we might be biased, but we think we offer some of the best sightseeing and fishing trips along the Jurassic Coast.

Join us for a couple of hours on the water aboard our modern charter boat, Snapper. Our boat trips are excellent value for money and are one of the best things to do in Weymouth if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure activity with your family, partner on friends.

Here we outline just some of the boat trips we offer from our mooring in Weymouth Harbour. Join us as we take in spectacular scenery, including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Bill.

Please note, all of our boat trips are incredibly relaxed and do not include a formal commentary.

1. Durdle Door, Wildlife & Ships

view of Durdle Door from snapper charters boat trip

Our Durdle Door boat trip is our most popular sightseeing tour. On this trip we venture out of Weymouth Harbour and along the Jurassic Coast until we get to the iconic natural landmark – Durdle Door. Here we stop to snap family photos and marvel at the iconic limestone arch from the sea. Take some time to appreciate its beauty – few people get to experience it from the water, so you’re promised a special sight.

Along the way we’ll pass any ships that are anchored in the bay. We’ll also keep our eyes peeled for wildlife, including dolphins and sea birds. Though please note the sea is not a zoo and sightings are not guaranteed!

Duration: 2 hours

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2. Half day fishing trip

half day fishing trip snapper charters

If you’re new to fishing, our half day fishing trips is for you. It’s ideal for beginners, children or experienced anglers who prefer a shorter trip to sea. On our half day trips all tackle and bait is provided, so all you have to do is turn up. We’ll show you the ropes and get you fishing on your own – we’ll even help you hold the fish and take photos.

What we catch is dependent on the wind and tide conditions as well as the time of year. Species can include dog fish, pout, mackerel, gurnard, conger eels and rays.

Duration: 4 hours

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3. Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour

portland breakwater fort

This is one of our favourite boat trips we offer aboard Snapper Charters. Join us for a gentle trip along the sea front to Red Cliff, giving you the chance to admire the beautiful Georgian architecture from a new perspective.

Next we head into Portland Harbour for an up close look at some of the abandoned forts and remnants of the Second World War. We pass anchored ships, the commercial port that often plays host to the largest cruise ships in the world. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a friendly seal or two. These trips run in the evening, so you might be treated to a special sunset.

Duration: 1.5 hours

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4. Evening fishing trip

evening fishing trip snapper

Book a trip on Snapper and enjoy an evening at sea. Our evening boat fishing trips run from 4.30 – 8.30pm most nights in the summer and promise a fun night out for all the family.

No prior experience is necessary and all fishing equipment is provided. Enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures, in beautiful surroundings as the sun begins to set. Evening trips are suited to beginners and families. Book a space or charter the whole boat to create special memories with your friends.

Duration: 4 hours

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5. Jurassic Coast Cruise

Take in the sights of the Jurassic Coast as we enjoy a gentle steam from our mooring in Weymouth Harbour. We’ll pass Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove before reaching Mupe Bay – a lesser known beach that is difficult to reach by foot.

This scenic trip offers some fantastic photo opportunities. It’s ideal for those wanting to sit back and experience the beauty of the Dorset Coast at a slower pace.

Duration: 2.5 hours

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6. Inshore Fishing Trips

half day fishing trip ray fishing

Inshore fishing trips involve a full day at sea (typically 8-10 hours). On these trips we head out a bit further and fish at esteemed fishing marks such as the shambles bank and Portland race.

These trips are better suited to adults or experienced anglers. We can offer hire gear on request.

Duration: 8 – 10 hours

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7. Fireworks boat trips

boat trip to see weymouth fireworks

Every summer Weymouth plays host to a number of impressive fireworks displays. The fireworks are let off from a barge in the middle of the bay, against the backdrop of Weymouth esplanade, which twinkles with lights. There are a number of displays throughout the summer season, including full noise and low noise displays.

Watch the firework display from aboard our vessel on one of our firework boat trips. See the colourful rockets as they soar into the sky. Before the fireworks we enjoy a leisurely steam down to Red Cliff next to Bowleaze Cove to enjoy the sunset before heading back to find the perfect spot to anchor. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks!

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (approx)

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8. Portland boat trips

portland boat trip snapper charters

Experience the beauty of the Isle of Portland during this scenic round trip. We hug the rugged coastline as we steam around this famed portion of the Jurassic Coast to Chesil Cove and back.

Along the way we’ll pass Church Ope Cove, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Pulpit Rock and West Cliff. Hopefully you’ll see nesting seabirds and enjoy the opportunity to take in the sights from a unique view point.

Duration: 2.5 hours

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About the boat

Snapper is a modern catamaran charter boat, with plenty of seating and space for 12 passengers plus skipper and crew.

There is a toilet on board for your convenience and we are dog friendly (sightseeing trips only).


Book your Weymouth boat trip today!

Book your sightseeing or fishing trip online. Reserve individual spaces, or charter the whole boat for your private use. To do this simply book all 12 spaces on your chosen date for you and you party – if there are less than 12 available it means other people are already booked on the trip.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!