The Coast from the Sea

Perhaps the very best way to appreciate the Jurassic Coast is from the sea. On the water, you can get up close and personal to dramatic sea stacks, admire sweeping beaches and intimate coves in all their glory, look in awe at the cliffs (from a safe distance!) and really get a feel for the spectacular geological processes that make this place what it is. Add to that frequent bird sightings and, if you are lucky, maybe even a pod of dolphins or the odd seal and we think an aquatic adventure is an essential part of any visit to the Jurassic Coast (weather permitting of course!).

There are several boat trip operators and coastal activity providers who can help you experience the coast from the sea.

City Cruises PooleCity Cruises, Poole

City Cruises run from Poole Quay. You can take in Poole Harbour and its fascinating islands, or see the start of the Jurassic Coast near Swanage. They also run a Poole Sea Train Adventure, which pairs a cruise to Swanage with a journey on the iconic Swanage Steam Railway.

City Cruises Poole have teamed with the Jurassic Coast Trust to run evening cruises in the spring to Durlston Head, with commentary from the Jurassic Coast Team. Have a look at our Events page for upcoming dates. Find out more…


Lulworth RIB RidesLulworth and Weymouth RIB Rides

Take a ride on this nine metre RIB to travel between Lulworth and Weymouth and for unique views of Stair Hole, Man O’ War Bay, St Oswalds Bay and the iconic Durdle Door. Lulworth and Weymouth RIB rides are a Jurassic Coast Business Partner, and raise funds for the Jurassic Coast Trust every year during “Love the Jurassic Coast Week”. Find out more…


Cumulus OutdoorsCumulus Outdoors

If you love the great outdoors and enjoy physical exercise, why not hire a kayak to explore the Jurassic Coast? With Cumulus Outdoors, you get an opportunity to learn the skills required before setting off with your group on a kayaking adventure. Find out more…



Lyme Bay RIB CharterLyme Bay RIB

Lyme Bay RIB charter offer trips from West Bay quayside and offer the opportunity to view the Jurassic Coast scenery made famous by “Broadchurch”, the award winning television crime drama written by local resident Chris Chibnall.


Stuart Line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises

The bespoke Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section of the World Heritage Site, with stunning views of the deep red Triassic rocks.  Your skipper will give you a live commentary during the cruise.  Tides permitting, the vessel will sail in close to the cliffs and stacks and then sail further out for a panoramic view. This trip is suitable for manual wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility – please contact Stuart Line with your requirements. Find out more…