Weymouth offers a wide choice of local boat trips along the surrounding Jurassic Coast. Condor Ferries also offer cross-channel ferry services to St Malo in Brittany, France and to the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. Day trips to Guernsey from Weymouth are affordable and feasible via Condor’s high speed ferry service with or without your car. On arrival you’ll have around four hours available on shore to explore Guernsey’s beaches, walks and attractions. The ferry terminal is easily accessible from the A354 and is located at the Southern end of The Esplanade. Local boat trips, fishing charter and speedboat tours also depart regularly from Weymouth – particularly from the town’s beautiful old Harbour.
Ferries to the Channel Islands & France
Weymouth is a major UK departure point for ferry services to the Channel Islands. Condor Ferries run regular car and foot ferry services to Jersey and Guernsey. Fast ferry services operate all year round and daily during peak summer season, with crossings to Guernsey taking just over two hours and crossings to Jersey taking just over three and a half hours. Plan day trips and download current timetables on Condor Ferries’ website. Condor Ferries also run a cross-channel ferry service to St Malo in France. There are around seven crossings weekly and the journey from Weymouth to St Malo on the Brittany Coast takes five and a quarter hours. Condor Ferries offer a range of short break offers and discount deals for group travel.
Local Boat Trips
A range of Weymouth boat trips are available exploring local landmarks such as Chesil Beach and The Fleet nature reserve. The Isle of Portland lies South of Weymouth, and all along Weymouth’s coastline you’ll gaze in wonder at the spectacularly shaped Jurassic geology and fossil-rich rocks. Boat trip companies offer leisurely local cruises taking in Pulpit Rock, the Isle of Portland, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, whilst others offer adrenaline pumping speedboat rides along the coast. For disabled groups the MV Freedom is a specially designed boat with wheelchair access run by volunteers. Hop aboard the glass-bottomed boat which takes you across The Fleet lagoons behind Chesil Beach giving you a glimpse of underwater marine wildlife that you’re unlikely to see otherwise. Popular Kayak Tours are also available along the local coastline and the historic Waverley paddle steamer stops at Weymouth Pier during the Summer season.