Jurassic Coast Sightseeing Boat Trips

During the spring and summer months we offer a variety of sightseeing boat trips along the Jurassic Coast aboard our modern catamaran - Snapper Charters. Sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery as we steam to iconic landmarks, including Durdle Door, Lulworth CovePortland Bill, Weymouth & Portland Harbour.

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!

Durdle Door, Ships & Wildlife Boat Trip

Discover the beauty of Durdle Door during this boat trip. You'll enjoy an up close look at this iconic limestone arch from a completely unique perspective. We'll call in to Portland Harbour on the way back and keep a look out for wildlife along the way.
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Isle of Portland Boat Trip

Enjoy a gentle cruise along Weymouth seafront before looping back into Portland Harbour - one of the largest man made harbours in the world. We'll get an up close look at remnants of the Second World War, including abandoned forts and anchored ships. If you're lucky we might even spot a seal!
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Jurassic Coast Boat Trip

See some of the most iconic natural landmarks along the Jurassic Coast during this sightseeing boat trip from Weymouth Harbour. We'll stop at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove to admire the beautiful scenery. We'll also visit Mupe Bay* if it's open (sometimes closed due to military exercise).
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Jurassic Coast Boat Trip

Watch an impressive firework display in Weymouth Bay aboard our boat, Snapper Charters. We'll start the trip with a quick cruise down the seafront (or Portland breakwater), before looping back to find our spot to anchor. Bring food and snacks to enjoy as you watch the fireworks against a backdrop of colourful lights.
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Isle of Portland Boat Trip

Experience the Isle of Portland from the sea aboard Snapper Charters this summer. Enjoy a leisurely steam along the breakwater, where we look at abandoned forts before moving onto sea caves, Portland Bill Lighthouse and Chesil Cove. We'll keep a look out for seabirds and other wildlife along the way. One of the best trips along the Jurassic Coast!
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Boat Trips from Weymouth Harbour

All of our Jurassic Coast boat trips depart from our mooring outside the E-Bike Cafe 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 2 hour 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. We also call in Portland Harbour on the way back.

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 pass any ships anchored in the bay* (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 its size from the back and the front. Throughout the trip we'll keep our eyes peeled for wildlife*. We often see dolphins, seals and sea birds. On our way back to Weymouth we'll call into Portland Harbour, where you'll seen abandoned sea forts and large ships.

*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!

Weymouth Bay & Portland Harbour Boat Trip

Our Weymouth Harbour & Portland Boat Trip takes in some of Weymouth's best loved landmarks during this 90 minute trip. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sites as we steam around at a leisurely pace. We tend to schedule these trips on summer evenings, so hopefully you'll be treated to a spectacular sunset to round off the night!

Join us at our mooring in Weymouth Harbour and soak up the atmosphere of the bustling port. As we round the pier head you'll be treated to stunning views along Weymouth beach and have the opportunity to admire the Georgian architecture as we make our way down the seafront. We'll continue to Red Cliff close to Bowleaze cove, taking in far reaching views of the Jurassic Coast as go. We'll then loop back on ourselves and steam along the breakwater, before entering Portland Harbour.

Portland Harbour is one of the largest man made harbours in the world and the home of the 2012 Olympic sailing events. It has played an important role in local history and has plenty of remnants from the Second World War. We'll stop for an up closed look at abandoned forts where you might catch a glimpse of a seal. As we circle the harbour you will see The Mulberry's which played an important role in the Normandy Landings and maybe even a gigantic cruise ship in the commercial section of the port.

Jurassic Coast Boat Trip

Take in iconic landmarks along the coast on our popular Jurassic Coast Boat Trip. This 2.5 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!

Weymouth Fireworks Boat Trip

Every summer Weymouth plays host to a number of impressive firework displays. Join us onboard Snapper Charters to watch them from the water. The display is launched from a barge in the bay, so you'll have the best seats in the house. There's something quite special about watching the firework display from this unique viewpoint. The lights of Weymouth seafront will be twinkling in the background.

The Weymouth Bay Fireworks Boat Trip will start with a gentle cruise out of Weymouth Harbour. We will then head along Weymouth seafront or Portland Breakwater (depending on the skippers decision on the day), before we turn back and find the best spot to anchor. Please feel free to bring drinks and snacks to make the most of the occasion!