• We provide the best
    Family boat hire
    experience you will
    ever encounter!

  • Our miniature ships
    are huge fun to drive!

  • Our children’s boat
    ride in Hampshire is
    huge fun.

Portsmouth Boat Hire

Miniport Ships Ltd

Hello there!


David Ritchie

We provide the best family boat hire experience you will ever encounter.

If you’re looking for something to do with your children whilst in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or while shopping in Gunwharf Quays, look no further.

Our miniature ships are huge fun to drive, and suit a very wide age range. They are electrically powered and some of the easiest to control you will ever see – almost any family group will enjoy the experience.

Our 12 minute children’s ride is huge fun, a memorable photo opportunity, and is the best boat ride in Hampshire. No previous experience required! If you’re not happy with your experience, we’ll give you a full refund without quibble.

Does your child love messing about on water? Bring them down to a Miniport to drive a ferry, a Royal Navy destroyer, a police boat, and even a motor torpedo boat.

This is a real opportunity to enter your childrens’ world and share their sense of adventure - we have 2 sites in Portsmouth within a short walk of each other, one at Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and one just inside Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There is NO entrance fee to the Dockyard – the entrance fee is for the attractions, not for entry 10 – 5 pm, which is free. Just walk in, and we’re 80 m inside, on the right outside Action Stations.