Evening Boat Fishing Trips
Evening boat fishing trips are well suited to beginners wanting to learn how to fish as well as families and groups. Experienced anglers also enjoy these shorter trips. On evening trips we target a variety of species depending on conditions including Pout, Mackerel, Wrasse, Dogfish, Rays and whatever else decides to make an appearance on the day!
Evening fishing trips are the perfect way to finish a summers day and offer a great opportunity to see the sun set over Weymouth and the surrounding coastline from a unique viewpoint. The perfect family activity in Dorset and a great stag or hen do option!
Rods, reels, bait and tackle included. Advance booking essential.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: £40 per person
Maximum capacity: 12 passengers + crew
2023 update - we have expanded and have 2 new boats from the season!
See full trip description and FAQ's below
Night Boat Fishing Weymouth
Evening boat fishing trips are the ultimate outdoor activity during a holiday in Weymouth. Enjoy quality time with friends and family while learning how to fish. You'll be treated to beautiful views over the Jurassic Coast as the sun goes down.
Watch the sun set over Weymouth Bay
Our evening fishing trips offer the perfect introduction to fishing and are great fun for all the family. Children love learning about the fish and Skipper Luke will answer any questions you may have.
If you've never fished before we will show you how to use the fishing rod and reel, how to bait the hook and what you should be feeling for. If you think you've caught something, give one of us a call and he will talk you through landing the fish and net it for you. Depending on what you catch and its size you may be able to take it home to cook on the BBQ.
Family fishing fun
You are more than welcome to bring food with you to enjoy during the evening and as the sun sets. We have water, tea and coffee on board both of our boats as well as toilet facilities. Evening fishing trips are a great family activity during your holiday in Weymouth. They're incredibly social and often families who have never met get into the spirit together, creating a great atmosphere on board.
"Nice boat with friendly and helpful crew"
"We opted for the evening fishing trip which not only gave us great fishing (currently being gutted and prepped for the BBQ tomorrow) but also a magnificent sunset getting back into port at the right time to cruise past all the bars on the key side lit up in the late evening
Lee - Google
Will the trip still go ahead in the rain?
Yes, our half day fishing trips will still go ahead in the rain. We will only cancel trips if high winds are forecast. Please bring your own waterproof clothing.
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs are welcome on evening fishing trips with prior permission from the skipper. Please be aware there are hooks and bait around the boat. It can also be noisy and hot in the summer. If you decide to bring a dog it will be your responsibility for the entirety of the trip.
Can I book the whole boat?
Yes – evening boat fishing trips make excellent stag and hen do’s, business away days, parties or multi-generational family days out. To charter the whole boat for your group simply book all 12 spaces on your chosen day. If there are less than 12 spaces available this means there are already people booked on the trip.
Is there a toilet on board?
Yes, there is a toilet on board.
What should I wear?
Please bring a jumper with you even on a sunny day as it can get chilly at sea. If rain is forecast, please bring a waterproof coat. We also recommend wearing a hat and sun cream.
Are evening fishing trips suitable for children?
Yes, we welcome all ages on board as long as they are accompanied by an adult and have purchased a ticket.
Can I bring food and drink?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the trip.
What is your cancellation policy?
If Luke, the Owner/Skipper of Snapper Charters deems the weather unsuitable for a Evening Fishing Trip or the minimum passenger number has not been met the trip will be cancelled with as much prior notice as possible. You will usually be contacted the evening before when we have access to the latest weather report. You will be contacted on the phone number/email address provided at the time of booking to try and arrange alternate dates. If we are unable to agree upon a mutually suitable date and transfer your booking, you will receive a cancellation email (please keep an eye on your junk mail folder) and full refund of any money paid. If you (the customer) would like to cancel a Evening Fishing Trip a full refund will be given up until 72 hours prior to the trip commencing. To cancel please click the 'view booking' button in your confirmation email and follow the instructions. It is also possible to transfer your booking to another date up until 72 hours before your trip. No refund will be given for cancellations that occur less than 72 hours before your trip.
Where do we meet you for the trip
Advance booking is essential. Meet us on the pontoon beneath the e-bike cafe. Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. We kindly ask you to wait on the harbour wall until we've finished cleaning the boat/unloading passengers, then walk down the ramp towards the left hand side of the boat. Please leave plenty of time for parking as it can get busy, especially in the summer. We cannot wait for late passengers and NO refund will be given if you miss your trip. If you cannot see the boat when you arrive it is likely that we are returning from another trip. Please wait for us to arrive. Address: Custom House Quay Weymouth Dorset DT4 8BG Owner/skipper Luke: 07833492948
What happens if we're running late?
Please make every effort to arrive 15 minutes early and ensure you are in the right place and ready to go. We run all of our trips back to back, so it's essential that we leave on time. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, we are afraid the boat will depart without you and NO refund will be given. We do not want to cut the trip short for the people who have made it there on time. If we're not there when you arrive, we will be on our way back from our previous trip. Please wait for us to return.
Is bait and tackle included?
All tackle and bait are provided at no additional cost.
Can a member of my party come on the trip, but not fish?
Yes, but they will still need to buy a ticket in advance.
Is there a chance of catching something to eat?
There is always a chance of catching something to take home and cook/BBQ. We abide by all minimum landing sizes and allowances and it will be up to the skipper’s discretion whether a fish can be taken home. Please note, some species are catch and release only.
About the Snapper Charters Fleet
There are two boats in the Snapper Charters Fleet - Snapper and Jurassic. We specialise in running small group fishing and sightseeing boat trips from Weymouth. Both boats can accommodate 12 passengers + crew.
The boats are wide and stable making them comfortable for longer journeys. There is plenty of outdoor seating and we welcome people to get up and walk around during our trips. Both boats have a toilet on board for your convenience.
A sightseeing trip aboard Snapper is a popular family activity in Weymouth. Many families come out with us year on year.