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Itinerary for a Solent Cruise Day

1 Day Cruise

Fist of all, you are welcomed aboard the boat at around 10.00 hrs for a Champagne reception, followed by tour of the boat.

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Other Private & Corporate Hospitality Charters:

  • Solent Cruises
  • Follow Major Yacht Racing Events
  • Cowes Week
  • West Country Cruising
  • France & Channel Isles
  • 2, 3, 4 or more day cruises
  • Business Meetings Onboard
  • St Valentines Day Cruise
  • Golfing Trips to the Cherbourg Peninsula
  • Skippered Chartered Holidays
  • Power and Sail Charter Combination

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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.

Isle of White

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.

Take Charge

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.

Osborne Bay

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.

Afternoon Tea

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.

Corporate Yacht Charters

Our charter fleet has been carefully selected to offer a wide variety of craft, providing luxury, quality and performance. Power boat charter, luxury motor yachts, RIBS and unique sailing yachts, whatever you would like to experience on the water, we can provide a solution.

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Charlie Williams
I have just completed the level 2 powerboat handling course at Duck-2-Water with Brian as my instructor and two other students.I was extremely excited to get stuck in with this course and Brian’s teaching style accommodated for this as we were on the water within half an hour of the course start time.It is very hands on and you learn a lot in a short amount of time but it is taught in a fun and engaging way. You are assessed on your practice throughout the two days in an informal manor which made the whole experience very comfortable with as little stress as possible.I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking around other places to take this course.
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Robert Teare
Completed RYA Powerboat Level 2 with Brian. Really enjoyable course with a great instructor. Would recommend using Duck-2-Water for this and future courses.
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Jenny Whelan
Great day - very informative. Highly recommend. I feel that I now know how to use a radio. Thanks for a fantastic day.
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Steve Freeman
Wry informative day with Brian!
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Ocean Rave
Just completed my Level 2 Powerboat Course! Really enjoyed learning all the skills both the theory and practical. Our instructor Paul was really clear in his instructions, no question was too silly to ask so really learnt every aspect of the course. Thanks Duck 2 Water had a great weekend and looking forward to starting my boating journey!
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Jessica Cottam
I just completed the Level 2 motorboat course. As a beginner it’s amazing how much knowledge and confidence I came out with after 2 days. Paul was the best teacher, patient, clear and kind! Really recommend. 3 people per course so a-lot of time for questions and practice on the boat! Thanks so much!!
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Joe Burland
RYA Power Boat 2 course was excellent!
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Daniel Walker
Brilliant one day first aid course, with our lovely instructor jimbo. Would highly reccomend.
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