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Charter Sailboat Bavaria 38 Holiday Weymouth
Weymouth

Bavaria - 38 Holiday | 8 people (1998)

8
6
With or without a skipper

From €650 per day

Charter Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis Elegance 31 Poole
Poole
4.8
 (3)

Beneteau - Oceanis Elegance 31 | 6 people (2011)

6
5
With or without a skipper

From €300 per day

Charter RIB Ribeye A600 Weymouth
Weymouth
4.8
 (1)

Ribeye - A600 | 8 people (2009)

8
With or without a skipper

From €400 per day

Charter Catamaran Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 Isle of Portland
Isle of Portland
5.0
 (1)

Fountaine Pajot - Isla 40 | 12 people (2021)

12
6
Super owner
With a skipper

From €1,142 per day

Charter Sailboat Gaff cutter Isle of Portland
Isle of Portland
5.0
 (1)

Gaff - cutter | 6 people (1930)

6
With a skipper

From €109 per day

Charter Sailboat Elan 333 Poole
Poole
4.6
 (6)

Elan - 333 | 6 people (2000)

6
6
With a skipper

From €300 per day

Yacht charter in Dorset with Nautal

Welcome to Dorset, a charming county located in the southwest of England! With its azure coastline, rolling hills, picturesque villages and rich history, Dorset has something to offer every traveller.

One of the biggest highlights of the region is the Jurassic Coast, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans over 80 nautical miles and boasts some of the most striking natural scenery in the country. With a yacht charter in Dorset, you have access to the very best that this region has to offer. Tour the towns that decorate the coast, explore ancient fossils, enjoy long walks on the beach and take in the breathtaking views of the sea.

Dorset's varied sailing conditions make it an excellent destination for sailors of all levels. Beginners can enjoy gentle sailing in the sheltered harbours, while more experienced sailors can test their skills in the challenging waters of the English Channel. The waters around Dorset are also perfect for windsurfing and kiteboarding, providing an additional thrill for those seeking adventure on the water.

What are you waiting for? Charter a yacht in Dorset and start creating unforgettable memories.



What is the cost of a private boat rental in Dorset?

The price of a private boat charter in Dorset will differ based on multiple factors such as how many people are on board, the time of year and the size and type of vessel that you choose. Below are some average prices by vessel type. 

Sailboat

€2,100/week for 6 people.

Catamaran

€7,995/week for 12 people.


What can you see and do on a Dorset yacht charter?

This gorgeous English region is jam-packed with things to see and do, especially by boat. Here are some of our recommendations to add to your sailing itinerary for your yacht charter in Dorset.

  • Go beach hopping: Sample some of the UK’s most pristine beaches, many of which are easily accessible by boat. Chesil Beach, located on the Isle of Portland, is a must-visit for its dramatic shingle bank and crystal-clear waters. Studland Bay, which is part of the Jurassic Coast, is another favourite among visitors who love its golden sand dunes and clear waters. If you have time, you should make a stop in Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, also situated on the Jurassic Coast.
  • Get in touch with nature: Dorset's natural beauty is one of its main draws, and there are plenty of natural attractions to explore during your sailing holiday. Brownsea Island, located in Poole Harbour, is a nature reserve that is home to red squirrels and a variety of bird species. The Isle of Purbeck is another must-visit destination for its rolling hills, pretty villages and beautiful coastal scenery. For a unique experience, head to the Fleet Lagoon, a coastal lagoon that is home to a variety of rare bird species.
  • Learn about the culture: Visit the historic town of Weymouth, which was once a popular holiday spot for King George III, and explore its charming Georgian architecture and bustling harbour. The village of Cerne Abbas is another cultural gem, known for its ancient chalk figure of a giant and thatched-roof cottages. The Tank Museum in Bovington is also worth a visit, with its extensive collection of historic military vehicles.


What is the best time to charter a boat in Dorset?

The best time of year to rent a boat in Dorset is during the summer months, from June to September. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. The sea temperature also rises during these months, making it more comfortable for swimming and water activities. In addition to the pleasant weather, the summer months also offer longer daylight hours, providing more time to explore the stunning coastline and nearby attractions.

However, it's worth noting that the summer months are also the busiest time of year in Dorset, with an influx of tourists so if you don’t mind slightly cooler weather, it might be worth visiting in the shoulder months in spring or autumn. These months offer a more tranquil atmosphere and you’ll get better deals on Dorset boat charters. Happy sailing!


Is it mandatory to have a skipper on board by Dorset boat rental?

Whether or not you need a skipper on board your Dorset yacht charter will depend on the type of yacht you choose as well as whether or not you hold a sailing licence. Even if it is not obligatory, we always recommend having a skipper present, for both avid and novice sailors alike. Skippers are nautical professionals that will dock, anchor and navigate the vessel for you so that you can spend more time enjoying your holiday with the people that you love. If you have a licence to sail and you prefer the challenge of taking the helm not to worry! A skipper can serve as an extra set of hands in case of emergency and they can even show you some tips and tricks for improving your technique. But perhaps the best part about having a skipper on board is the fact that they are typically locals of the area, meaning that they can show you everything on your sailing itinerary and more.

For a personalised holiday with a sailing expert, opt for a skippered boat charter in Dorset!


What type of boat is best for my yacht charter in Dorset?

The type of boat that you choose for your Dorset yacht charter will depend on the sort of holiday you’re looking to have and your goals. If you want a quick getaway and a more traditional sailing experience we’d recommend a sailboat. These vessels can be rented by the week or the day and they are the best for getting in touch with the wind and the waves. However, it is important to note that because of this they tend to sway on the water, which makes them unsuitable for novice sailors as well as people who are prone to seasickness. You should always opt for a skippered sailboat for extra peace of mind on the water. If you get seasick easily a catamaran is the best option because its unique double-hulled structure offers more stability while sailing. Because they are spacious and fully equipped with amenities and accommodations, catamarans are great for longer holidays of a week or more.

Find the perfect vessel for your boat trip when you charter a boat in Dorset with Nautal!


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