The Dorset Belle
The Dorset Belle is the ideal way to see the Jurassic coast on a cruise; it’s also a fantastic way of sailing to Swanage, Poole The Isle of Wight or Studland without struggling with your bike onto a train. Most of the boats will take bikes free of charge, there’s usually plenty of space to sit and somewhere to tie your bike. The only drawback is that you will have to get yourself & your biker down the stairs to the boat.Sitting outside can be a bit windy, there’s always a safety announcement telling you where the lifejackets are (under the seat). The Belle does other things like wedding receptions, functions & other parties, there’s usually a bar & toilets on board as well.It costs roughly £5 from Bournemouth to Swanage one way, £10 rtn; the office is situated on the pier. From Swanage it’s £7 from the office on their pier. Please check the site for more information.