Whilst we love fishing, we realise it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and have decided to try something a little bit different aboard Snapper this season. Throughout the summer we will be running a variety of Jurassic Coast sightseeing boat trips, aimed at getting people out on the water to enjoy the Dorset coast.
- Jurassic Coast Boat Trip – Leaving from Weymouth’s harbour, this trip will head east past Weymouth Bay to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Mupe’s Bay*.
- Isle of Portland Boat Trip – We go west around Portland Harbour, before continuing to Portland Bill lighthouse Pulpit Rock and Chesil Cove.
- Durdle Door, Ships & Wildlife Boat Trip – Head to Durdle Door and back via any ships anchored in Weymouth Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife
Durdle Door, Ships & Wildlife Boat Trip
This is the shortest sightseeing boat trip we offer aboard Snapper. We steam across Weymouth Bay and enjoy an up close look at any ships anchored in the Bay. We then continue on to Durdle Door, where you can experience this iconic rock formation from a unique perspective. Throughout the trip we’ll keep our eyes peeled for marine life and sea birds.
Jurassic Coast Boat Trip
The first trip will begin by taking in Weymouth Bay before following the cliffs past Ringstead to Durdle Door, a UNESCO world heritage site. Whilst Snapper is a little bit too big to fit through the door itself, we will stop here for photos and to admire the overwhelming size of this geological phenomenon.
Next we will continue our journey to the horseshoe shaped Lulworth Cove, which is famed for its beauty and unique shape. We will end the evening at Mupes Bay* before taking a faster ride back to the harbour. Hopefully we will catch a glimpse of a stunning sunset on the journey home!
*as long as the army range is not open
Weymouth to Portland Bill and beyond
The second trip will head west past Portland break water and then continue around Chequers Fort to the Grove and Church Ope Cove. We will steam close to the beautiful coastline before reaching the jewel in Portland’s crown, Portland Bill lighthouse. We will then continue around the west coast to Chesil Cove.
Snapper is a 10m catamaran fully liscenced to carry 12 passengers and up to 2 crew. She is a stable vessel perfect for taking photos throughout the journey and offers ample room on deck. These will be relaxed trips perfect for all members of the family.
If you would like to come aboard Snapper this summer on one of our sightseeing trips please book online, we’d love to hear from you! Alternatively, if you’d like to give fishing a take a look at the variety of trips we have on offer!