Red Boat Hire is a fun, self-drive boating experience, located in Sandbanks.

1 HOUR HIRE: £60
2 HOURS HIRE: £100
Longer hires available upon request.

Captain your very own private boat to cruise around Poole Harbour and it’s beautiful islands.

In just one hour’s hire you and your friends/family could enjoy a private boat trip around the Brownsea Island experiencing the most picturesque views only captured by the sea. Or hire for longer and go further - discover routes around all 7 islands the largest being Brownsea, Furzey, Green, Round and Long Island.

Hire includes your boat, fuel, buoyancy aids, operating/safety briefing and insurance. No boating experience is necessary as training will be provided upon arrival. Collection point: Fluid Surf Shop, Sandbanks – opposite the main Sandbanks car park.

Our boats can accommodate up to 6 people, have a 10bhp engine and approved safety equipment on board.

SUMMARY: To hire one of our boats you will need to be 18 years of age (identification to be provided). We provide a safety briefing to familarise yourself with the boat before you can drive away. Although no qualifications are necessary prior experience of boat handling is preferred. Our boats are council coded which means they carry all the safety equipment needed to comply with local authorities. Alcohol: Similar to driving a car. Please book in advance to save disappointment. Upon arrival bring one form of photo ID, your hire fee and a valid credit/debit card for us to swipe as a guarantee.

AREA OF OPERATION: Poole Harbour only. Restrictions by the Chain Ferry & shipping lanes.