The Fleet Explorer

Fleet Explorer © Angela Thomas

Enjoy an hour long boat trip on the Fleet Explorer

Find out about the iconic Chesil Beach, the little tern colony, local history, the wildlife of the Fleet Lagoon, and see what animals you can spot along the way. A great way for families, nature enthusiasts, photographers and visitors to explore the area, and experience on of the UK’s most important Marine Protected Areas.

The Fleet Explorer is a shallow drafted boat specifically designed and built to explore the lower reaches of the Fleet Lagoon. As well as daily trips for visitors and special events, the boat is also available to charter for educational and specialist trips.


The Fleet Explorer sails daily, weather and demand permitting, Easter until October. Trips last 1 hour and run throughout the day.

  • Adults £8.00 
  • Children £6.00 (3-15 years) Under 3's FREE 
  • Boat available for educational and specialist charters
  • NEW: Group Booking - Save £5 for a group booking of 4. 

To book or for further information please call the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre on 01305 206191.

The Fleet Explorer carries up to 12 passengers, trips require a minimum of 4 passengers. We regret that access is not suitable for wheelchair users.

You can pay on the boat or at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre one hour before departure.

How to Find Us

Free parking for passengers is available at:

Ferrymans’s Way 
Wyke Regis 
DT4 9YU 

The Fleet Explorer Jetty is located next to the parking area.

Fleet Explorer © Angela Thomas

Little terns, Ferrybridge © Angela Thomas

Fleet Explorer © Angela Thomas

Brown hare, Chesil Wyke © Angela Thomas



Tel: 01305 206191


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Chesil Beach Centre, Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset. DT4 9XE


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