The Fleet Observer


Nestling behind the spectacular Chesil Beach and part of the United Kingdom’s Jurassic coastline is the Fleet Lagoon part of the Fleet nature reserve – one of Weymouth and Portland’s most attractive natural features, certainly it’s most unique.

The Fleet Observer is a shallow drafted glass bottomed boat specifically designed and built to explore the lower reaches of the Fleet Lagoon. As well as scheduled tours for the general public the fleet observer is also available for educational and specialist trips. For more information please look at our specialist trips or education trips section.

The Fleet lagoon is the largest saline lagoon in the UK and one of North Western Europe’s most important marine nature reserves, the Fleet lagoon is home to many marine and animal species, including some rare varieties.

If you’re looking for things to do in Weymouth and Dorset a tour of the Fleet lagoonThe Crew during the relaunch 2008 makes the perfect day out for those wishing to learn more about the indigenous wildlife, spot a rare bird or see unique British marine life.

We are locals who have spent many years learning about the many unique features and wildlife of the Chesil Beach and Fleet lagoon. With a little bit of pride we will share with you what we know, and act as your guides on this unique experience.