Jurassic Coast Sightseeing Boat Trips
During the spring and summer months we offer a variety of sightseeing boat trips along the Jurassic Coast aboard Snapper Charters. Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery as we steam to iconic landmarks, including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Portland Bill.
From the boat you will be able to take in beautiful sights along the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a unique perspective. There will be plenty of opportunities for taking photos and spending quality time with family and friends.
There is a chance of spotting wildlife on all of our boat trips from Weymouth Harbour. If you're lucky you may even spot a dolphin riding beneath our bow!
All of our boat trips are relaxed sightseeing tours without a commentary.
Take a look at our full range of Jurassic Coast Sightseeing Tours Below!
Boat Trips from Weymouth Harbour
All of our Jurassic Coast boat trips depart from our mooring outside Bennetts Fish and Chip Shop in Weymouth Harbour.
Durdle Door, Ships & Wildlife Boat Trip
Our Durdle Door, Ships and Wildlife Boat Trip is a great way to see highlights along the Jurassic Coast. During this 1 hour 45 minutes sightseeing cruise we enjoy a leisurely steam around ships anchored in Weymouth Bay before making our way to Durdle Door to admire the unique arch rock formation from the sea.
The trip starts with a gentle cruise down Weymouth historic harbour before emerging into Weymouth Bay. You'll enjoy views to Weymouth Seafront and the surrounding hills in the distance as we head to any ships anchored in the bay. We'll circle a selection of ships* (these can include tall ships, cargo ships, navy ships and cruise ships) providing you with an up close look. We'll then move closer to the shoreline, so you can take in views of the UNESCO World Heritage Coastline and striking cliffs.
We'll slow down as we approach Durdle Door allowing you to photograph this iconic natural landmark from a unique perspective. We'll get as close as possible so you can appreciate it's size from the back and the front. Throughout the trip we'll keep our eyes peeled for wildlife*. We often see dolphins and sea birds.
*If there are no ships in the bay we'll head straight to Durdle Door. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The sea is not a zoo!
Jurassic Coast Boat Trip
Take in iconic landmarks along the coast on our popular Jurassic Coast Boat Trip. This 2 hour sightseeing cruise starts with a leisurely steam across Weymouth Bay before hugging the shoreline as we make our approach to Durdle Door. This whole section of coastline is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famed nationwide for its beauty and geology. The cliffs are a striking white colour and you'll get to see hidden beaches that are inaccessible by foot.
The first stop of the trip is Durdle Door. This unique arch rock formation is renowned around the world and what better way to admire its beauty than from the sea, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded beach. We will stop here to get an impression of its sheer size and for a family photograph or selfie!
From Durdle Door we will make the short journey to Lulwoth Cove, a unique horseshoe shaped beach. On a hot and sunny day the turquoise water is crystal clear allowing you to see all the way down to the sandy sea bed below! Next we will venture to Mupes Bay* to admire the rock formations often swarming with birdlife drying their wings after diving to catch fish. Finally we will make the journey back to Weymouth harbour.
*if the Army range is firing we are unable to go to Mupes Bay.
Isle of Portland Boat Trip
Experience the beauty of the Isle of Portland during our 2.5 hour sightseeing boat trip. This scenic jaunt gives you a unique view of the magical isle, with highlights including Portland Bill Lighthouse and Chesil Cove.
We'll start by steaming across Weymouth Bay to Portland Harbour Breakwater for an up close look at the historic coastal fortifications which were abandoned following the Second World War. We'll then continue to the East Coast of Portland, where you can admire Church Ope Cove and interesting sea caves hidden beneath the rocks. Next we'll make our way along the rugged coastline to Portland Bill Lighthouse, located at the most southerly point. This striking red and white building ensures the safe passage of passing ships during darkness and stormy seas.
After stopping to take some photos we'll continue on past Pulpit Rock to Chesil Cove, where you can enjoy far-reaching views along the length Chesil Bank. After a short stop we'll make our way back to Weymouth along the same route (but faster). Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as we go!