South West Tourism Awards, Broadchurch and more…

 A great start to 2015 with Broadchurch back on our screens again spotlighting just how beautiful the Dorset coastline is!

The word from our chums at  is that website hits up by 150% since the start of the series.

We are currently working with Visit-Dorset, Universal records and Ships Galley Kiosk West Bay to build some prizes or their forthcoming Broadchurch competition, LBRC will be donating seats on a trip from the harbour for the lucky winners to view the coastline first hand for themselves…

IVT West Country reporter Duncan Sleightholme has been to West Bay to report

Have a look at his report here


Star of Broadchurch, David Tennant, also received a ‘Special Recognition Award’ at the recent Nation Television Awards

see the list of winners here


Speaking of which… (see what we did there?)

Following our amazing double gold win at the recent Dorset Tourism Awards, LBRC has been announced as a finalist in the forthcoming South West Tourism awards ceremony!!

This is fantastic news and means we are up with a chance to represent West Dorset and West Bay on a regional level.

We are finalists in the same 2 categories – Tourism Experience/Activity and Outstanding Customer Service.

Here’s the line up:


Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience of the Year

Sponsored by Moore Scarrott


LBRC in the finals!
LBRC in the finals!













Fingers crossed and we’ll be sure to let you know how we get on…

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Check the weather on the day of your trip. Ensure you bring along suitable clothing where necessary. We are unable to offer any wet weather clothing or loan kit. Please remember: No naked bodies! Wear a T-shirt at least!

If any of your party are showing any symptoms of Covid19, please do not leave home and contact our team immediately.


You will be checked in verbally at a safe distance by our shore crew. Please do not bring along a paper copy of your booking confirmation but instead have a copy on your phone (email or photo).

We ask passengers to arrive 15 minutes before departure, for check in, kit-up and a safety brief. If you arrive earlier you will not yet have access to the pontoon because of social distancing measures.


Wash your hands!
A hand sanitising station is provided for you upon arrival. Vessels will be fully sanitised at the start of day, between trips and again at the end of the day.

Areas with regular hand contact, such as handrails and tables, will be cleaned with disinfectant on a regular basis.

Fully sanitised lifejackets will be issued and kit up instructions, safety announcement will be given by our crew from a safe distance. The crew will also ensure they have been fitted correctly prior to allowing you to board our vessels.

Our crew will be positioned at the helm during your trip which observes the safe social distancing protocol.

We will be using contactless IR thermometers to screen all employees prior to the start of their workday.

All of our crew will be wearing face coverings at all times. We will supply PPE to all of our crew at the start of each day and will also have a spare supply onboard our vessels.

Groups of up to 11 passengers from the same household can hire the boat for their own private use and we are happy to discuss bespoke requests / transfers.

Any person displaying signs of Covid19 will have their temperature taken via a non-intrusive contactless IR thermometer. If the reading does not comply with NHS guidelines neither them nor anyone from their party will be allowed on our vessels

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