Welcome to the Wareham Whalers' web site
The Wareham Whalers have been rocking the boat with our powerful shanties since 2004. Over that time we have seen many changes, but our Commodore, Dave Wheatley remains at the helm.

We sing Shanties as they would have been sung for work on board ship and for the rare moments of recovery down below. We aim to capture the strength of this music and ensure that there is never a dull moment when the Whalers are about!

Somebody once made the mistake of spelling our name Wareham Wailers – our Bosun ensured that that would never be repeated.

As well as our performances we also run hour long workshops illustrating the history of Shanty singing and showing how the shanties were used…. with real rope!

We are indomitable supporters of the Falmouth International Shanty Festival, and can be seen all over the town during that weekend.

Closer to our home port of Wareham, we support the RNLI, and collect money for a local charity which is agreed at each AGM. For 2021 our nominated charity will be the Purbeck Youth & Community Foundation. This organization runs youth clubs in Wareham, Wool and Corfe Castle, as well as supporting young people in the community.
Dave Wheatley Design