Dreamboats | About Us

Dreamboats, Wimborne

Boat Hire on the River Stour in Wimborne.

About Us

Dreamboats provides a recreational facility to promote the enjoyment of the River Stour environment and the surrounding areas of Wimborne, Dorset. Founded in 2000 by Pat Hymers, Dreamboats was setup as a charity to support the local community and tourism to the town.

Dreamboats is a relaxed, family friendly attraction for tourists and local residents. Situated in an idyllic location half a mile from Wimborne town centre, Dreamboats took its inspiration from the earlier Newman's boatyard.

Dreamboats is also part of the charity, Vision Wimborne.

Opening Times & Pricing

We are now closed for the winter, but our open season runs from April to October (dates to be confirmed) and we are open every weekend from 30 April, daily from 1 July and then weekends from September - October. We are open 11am - 5pm, but please take note that opening times are subject to weather conditions, which can been seen on our Latest News & Weather page.

Rowing Boat Hire is priced at £15.00 per hour and we now accept card payments.

Please note that you must be 18 or over to hire a boat. Bouyancy aids are mandatory for under 16s and are available (and recommended) for adults. Our safety guidelines are set out in the Dreamboats Rivercard and hirers are asked to read and observe these rules as a condition of hiring.

Getting Here & Parking

Dreamboats is located down a footpath just off of Riverside Business Park (near Wimborne Market) BH21 1QU, with access onto the estate from Poole Road and Leigh Road. Parking is available and signposted off the first right turning onto the business park. You can see a map with our location on our Contact Page and contact The Boatman if you can't find us!


There is a new playground located right next to our Dreamboats dock and beautiful park space for your summer picnic, making Dreamboats your perfect family day out!

Please consider the idyllic surroundings and use the bins provided or take your rubbish home.


We welcome you to bring your dog(s) to take part, as they love it as much as you do!