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Booking - Terms and Conditions

A deposit of £150.00 is required to secure a full boat charter & to secure an individual space the full cost is required. This will be returned in full under the following circumstances:

  • The skipper, as a result of bad weather, cancels the trip.
  • The customer cancels the charter or place for whatever reason, providing at least twenty eight days notice are given.
  • The customer cancels the charter for whatever reason within twenty eight days of the trip and the boat is able to secure another booking. Please note that a short notice cancellation of less that fourteen days, which results in the boat not being employed, or the individual place not being filled may render the customer liable for 75% (seventy five per cent) of the full charter fee, or the full cost of any individual place where applicable.

No claim against the operator will be accepted in the event of his illness, vessel breakdown or any event beyond his control, including any "'Fish Species Bans" in force at the time.

Deposit cheques should be made payable to Paul Smith.

The skipper reserves the right to alter the type of trip or target species on the day when conditions would be unsuitable for the type of fishing planned. Under these circumstances, anglers are still expected to honour their bookings. When changes occur, charter rates for the day may change to reflect the type of trip achieved.

The pickup point for the boat is the steps at Fishermen's Dock, outside the white hut of Sea Fishing Poole, situated at the eastern end of Poole Quay.

All day car parking is available in the Thistle Quay Hotel car park adjacent to the pickup point. THIS IS NOW A PAY & DISPLAY CAR PARK SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT MONEY AS CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN BY THE MACHINES. THE CURRENT PRICE FOR ALL DAY PARKING IS £8. There are other/cheaper car parks available in Poole but the Thistle is the closest.

For those of you who have Sat Nav the postcode for the Thistle Hotel is BH15 1HD.

Cups of tea or coffee will be provided on the boat when it is safe to do so, at no extra cost, but anglers should not rely solely on this for their liquid refreshment.

Please bring or wear suitable clothing. It can get very cold on a boat, even in the summer. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency states that all persons on board shall have protective clothing appropriate to the prevailing air and sea temperature. Footwear should be waterproof and have non-slip soles.

Please contact the skipper if you have any concerns regarding the weather. It is his decision as to whether it is safe to put to sea. If necessary he will contact you the night before if there are any changes to the agreed trip taking place.

Contact Details


07836 717 055


Dolphin Haven Marina, Fisherman's Dock, Poole Quay, Dorset. BH15 1HJ


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