Typical Solent Charter Itinerary
We don’t have set itineraries when you charter with us. Instead we discuss what it is you are hoping to achieve and make suggestions based on that information. Different people want different things and we understand that. See the following as an example to give you a flavour of how a day might pan out.
10.00am arrive in Haslar marina. Free parking is available on site. Your skipper meets you and walks you to the boat. You have time to settle down and familiarise yourself. Tea, coffee and a pastry is served whilst the safety briefing is given.
Once everyone is ready we slip the ropes and head out into the Solent passing the Naval docks and Napoleonic forts. After a short high speed cruise you arrive at the entrance to Cowes. Familiar to yachtsmen and women from around the world Cowes forms the northern tip of the Isle of Wight. With it’s narrow streets and an unmistakable boating feel there are numerous options for lunch taken ashore.
Back on board after lunch it’s time to head out into the Solent again, this time heading for the Beaulieu river. From the Solent it would be easy to miss this jewel in England’s crown, thankfully your skipper knows where to go. Owned entirely by Lord Montagu the river has a rich history dating back to 1204. In the 1700’s wooden warships were built at Bucklers Hard and more recently Edward, Lord Montagu created the world renowned motor museum inspired by his late father John 2nd Baron Montagu who was a pivotal figure in British motoring.
Whilst pottering along the river drinks can be served.
Once free of the Beaulieu river it’s out into the Solent again as we aim for the Hamble river. Once safely in the river we will serve an afternoon cream tea either docked or pottering along.
Then it’s back out into the Solent once more for a final blast back to Portsmouth arriving at our berth around 5.30pm
Please don’t see this as a fixed itinerary, it is merely intended to give you an idea of what might be possible. We can chat through your wish list and create a day specifically for you. We offer charters starting from places other than Haslar marina but there will usually be a re-positioning charge.