A typical Solent cruise day would include:
You are welcomed aboard the boat at around 10.00 hrs for a Champagne reception, followed by tour of the boat.
After a safety briefing, we will untie and leave our berth in Ocean village and set off down the River Itchen towards Southampton Water.
At the junction of the Itchen and Southampton Water is the berth for the new Queen Mary 2 and the QE2. If we are lucky, and they are here, we can make a point of sailing really close past them for a really awe inspiring sight.
After viewing these magnificent ships, we will head all the way down Southampton Water and out into the Solent, setting a course for the famous Needles Lighthouse, which is perched at the end of a row of white rocks, at the far western side of the Isle of Wight.
Our voyage will take us past Cowes and Yarmouth, on the island, and the New Forest as it meets the sea on the mainland.
During the passage you will see many other sailing and motor yachts out enjoying the sea.
At this point you will be invited to take the wheel and drive the boat, as we cruise close to the Island, and on to the Lighthouse for some photo opportunities.
In the shadow of the needles is Alum Bay where the famous Isle of Wight coloured sand comes from, we can enter the bay before heading back towards Yarmouth for lunch.
At Yarmouth there is a great choice of pubs restaurants and bars, and one will be booked and reserved for you within a few steps of the harbour.
Returning to the boat after lunch we make for Osborne Bay. It is here where Queen Victoria had her private palace and grounds, and where she would swim from her private beach. You will be able to see Osborne House and the castle from the boat.
We can anchor in the bay at Osborne House for afternoon tea and perhaps take a swim, before setting off back up Southampton Water to be back on our berth at about 17.00 hrs after a truly unforgettable day.
We are happy to tailor charters to meet your exact requirements.