Special Scenic Tours
Our Special Scenic Tours are a bit longer than the harbour tour and run for approximately 1 1/2 hours. We take you away from the urban side of the harbour to explore its secret places which cannot be reached by road. As we slowly make our way through the southern waters of the Harbour, its Islands and Arne Bay we see a different, calmer side to the harbour, we go past nature reserves, creeks, wildlife and spectacular views. In the distance on a fine day you can see Corfe Castle – and if you are really lucky, you may even get to see a Seal!
Our Harbour Tours, run for approximately 1 ¼ hours. We explore the urban side of the harbour rich in history, pointing out where the seaplanes were based, the stretches of water they used as runways during world war 2 and talking about the fascinating history of the Harbour and of course Poole’s famous smugglers and pirates as we cruise past the scenic southern Islands.
A great trip when it’s a bit windy as it’s generally more sheltered in the river. The scenery and atmosphere changes from coastal to riverbank as we make our way up Wareham Channel following the route taken by merchant ships in years gone by, making their way up to the historic town of Wareham. If taking the shorter trip, we travel about half way Just past Giggers Island where the Rivers Frome and Piddle meet and where usually a wide variety of birds gather, especially at low water. Or we follow the river Frome gently meandering towards the old Saxon town of Wareham. We stop at the quay for just over an hour so you can explore this attractive town steeped in history or sample some of the fine pubs, restaurants and cafes before returning.