Fun at Sea & Water Sports

On a great summers day what is better than messing about on the water! If you fancy some time on the waves you can do it at a variety of places. If you want to keep your feet dry, watching the wind surfers, sailing yachts go by maybe a good option!

New Forest Paddle Sport Company: 46 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD | | Tel: 01590 645270
Explore the scenic coast line from Milford on Sea beach by Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board. We have a wide range of new and well maintained equipment to suit every paddler aged from 6 and beyond! Whether you're looking for a morning adventure or an afternoon relaxing on the water we can help.

Hurst Castle Ferry: Keyhaven Harbour | Tel: 01590 642500
If you don't fancy the shingle walk to Hurst Castle or would just like a lift back, the ferry is a convenient fun trip. (Dogs allowed) The ferries run approx every 20mins from Keyhaven Harbour. First ferry 10am from Keyhaven, & last boat 5.30pm from Hurst Castle. Operates from April to end of October.

Hurst Solent Rose Pleasure Cruises: Keyhaven Harbour | Tel: 01590 642500
Day cruises operate to the Needles Rocks & Lighthouse, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight & Alum Bay where you can go ashore & visit the famous multi-coloured sands. Trips operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from early May until Mid September.
We also offer Rib Rides & Hire.

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferry: Sailing daily from Lymington to Yarmouth IOW.
Take a day return with or without your car to explore the quaint sailing town of Yarmouth or simply tour the Isle of Wight for a day. For foot passengers bus tours are available to the Islands main attractions, including seeing Milford from The Needles!

Puffin Cruises: & Isle of Wight Ferry: Lymington Town Quay, Lymington, SO41 3AY | Tel: 07850 947618
Boat trips and sea pleasure cruises in and around the Solent. Lunchtime, afternoon & sunset cruises to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the Solent & the Needles. They also run a Daily ferry service to Isle of Wight.

Malpica Rib Trips: Keyhaven Harbour | Tel: 07818 264677 or 01590 644565
Exciting sea cruises in a 7.5 Cobra Nautique Rib. Trips include: The Needles Rocks & Lighthouse, Keyhaven River, Yarmouth IOW, & Lymington Salt Marshes. (Day & half day private charters also available)

UK Powerboat Charter: The Boat Shed, 55 Scotts Hill Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HG | Tel: 07920 422083 - 01202 496772
Half & full day Zapcat & rib charter. Experience an adrenaline-packed day on the water. You’ll race across the waves at speeds of up to 40 knots, see the Solent close-up and visit normally inaccessible beaches, all in complete safety.

Dorset Cruises-Shockwave: Bournemouth Pier.
Climb aboard this 880HP jet boat and have a trip of a lifetime, runs every 15 minutes from Bournemouth Pier. Shockwave is built of aluminium and is equipped with the latest safety features. Qualified skippers look after you and ensure your trip is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Shockwave usually operates from Bournemouth Pier from May to the end of August, giving regular, fun speedboat rides. Just turn up and experience pure exhilaration.

Adventure Vogages: Departs from Mudeford Quay, BH23 4AB | Tel: 01202 488662
Unforgettable on the water experience which includes spectacular coastline & marine bird life, whilst travelling at speeds of around 30 knots in a 9M Rib. (Rigid inflatable boat). Trips to: Old Harry Rock, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, & Sandbanks, The Needes, Cowes, Yarmouth IOW, or try a 25min 'Bay Blast!' Suitable for all ages & familes.
Note: No point doing hair before going!

Nick Cox Yacht Chandlers Kayak Hire: King's Saltern Rd Lymington, SO41 3QD | Tel: 01590 673489
Popular with families and tourists wanting to explore the local area by water. Range of kayaks tor hire include single, double and fishing kayaks.

Mudeford Ferry & Cruises: Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, BH23 4AB. | Tel: 07968 334441
The Mudeford Ferry operates beetween Mudeford Quay and the Beach at Mudeford Sandbank on Hengistbury Head approximately every 12 minutes from Easter to late October, weather permitting. Regular pleasure cruises which operate in good weather all year. Special 3 hour cruises to watch August Bournemouth Air Festival.

Bournemouth Boating Services: Tuckton Tea Gardens, Wick Ferry & Christchurch Quay | Tel: 01202 429119
Vintage river cruises and frequent ferry service between Tuckton Tea Gardens, Wick Ferry, Christchurch Quay and Mudeford Sandbank for the beach and Hengistbury Head.

Bournemouth Boating Services: Tuckton Tea Gardens, Wick Ferry & Christchurch Quay | Tel: 01202 429119
Self Drive Motor Boats are rented on an hourly basis on the river and harbour. Each boat takes up to 8 passengers and these smaller boats give access to some areas which the ferries do not see. Rowing Boats and Children's Bumper Boats also for hire in Tuckton Tea Gardens.

Dorset Cruises: Bournemouth Pier.
Enjoy a scenic cruise East towards the Isle of Wight, Browsea Island, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour or head West along Dorset's historic Jurassic Coast to Swanage.

Waverley Sea Excursions: | Tel: 08451 304647
Take a trip aboard the Waverley, the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World or the Historic Ship Balmoral. Enjoy a day, afternoon or evening cruise. Sailing from Yarmouth IOW you can sail round the Isle of Wight, to Weymouth or cruise along the Jurassic Coast all the way to Lulworth Cove. Click weblink for sailing programme.

Captain Club Hotel Boat Charter: Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HU | Tel: 01202 475111
The hotel offer river or sea charter cruises. Try a gentle cruise across Christchurch Bay, or along the River Stour with an experienced skipper at the helm of the hotels own 34ft Motor Cruiser `Nauti Girl’. Ideal for a special celebration, or corporate activity for your company conference. Champagne or afternoon tea served. There is a choice of hourly, half day or full day exclusives, plus the choice of a selection of wonderful river and bay cruises. Prices from around £100 per person. Rib Sensation rides also available.

Escape Yachting: Lymington Yacht Haven, King's Saltern Road, SO41 3QD | Tel: 01202 313607
Yacht charter with experienced skippers for relaxed days out for groups of friends on the Solent, weekends away, corporate hospitality or family holidays further afield. Full catering provided as well as friendly skippers. Get involved as much, or as little as you want in sailing the boat, or simply relax and enjoy yourself.

Keyhaven Yacht Club: The Clubhouse, Keyhaven, SO41 0TR | Tel: 01590 642165
The Club was founded by Captain G.J.F. Adams in 1928. The Club's fleet of Support Boats consists of four RIBs and one diesel engine launch. The overall membership of the Club is approximately 1500. Between them, Members sail some 585 boats of different classes consisting of 154 Scows, 17 Wayfarers, 16 Lasers, 35 Cruisers, 28 Cadets, 28 Mirrors and 265 other sailng craft.

Hurst Castle Sailing Club: Keyhaven, SO41 0TR | Tel: 01590 645589
Hurst Castle Sailing Club is a small but lively and friendly club where the emphasis is on enjoyment rather than competition. The Club caters for both Dinghy and Yacht sailors. There are over forty cruising members of the club. The most common dinghy sailed is the Scow. There are also Mirrors, Wayfarers, & a variety of other dinghies, including Gulls, Skippers, Wanderers, & Lasers. Visitors are welcome to see and hear more about the facilities and activities at the club coffee mornings at 10:30 on Tuesdays.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club: Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE | Tel: 01590 672677
RLYC was founded in 1922, their objective is to be "Successful on the water, friendly and welcoming ashore". The club has members of all skills & ages, and are proud to have members who represented their country in the GBR Team at the Olympics. The club has an active clubhouse with restaurant & social events. The clubs patron is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

The Lymington Optimists: The Royal Lymington Yacht Club hosts the Gold and Silver Fleets, and the Salterns Sailing Club hosts the Bronze Fleet. | The club provides round training and coaching for Optimist sailors aged from 7 to 15 years old who can already sail an Optimist and want to learn to race or improve their existing racing skills. The organisation is run by volunteers, and look to anyone joining to be prepared to help out where they can. They encourage families to join the club where possible, it is through these members that they can offer the programmes and training that takes place & each session needs an adult club member to oversee the event.

Lymington Town Sailing Club: Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE | Tel: 01590 674514
The club is based next to the Lymington River with access to the public slipway at all states of the tide. LTSC is a family orientated Sailing Club which provides a wide range of Social, Sailing and Information Services to its members. The Solent Room with stunning views of the River provides a restaurant & bar.

Salterns Sailing Club: Off Maiden Lane, Lymington.
The Salterns is a sailing club for children where they can learn to enjoy sailing and gain experience in organisation and administration of a sailing club. The sailing area is an 8 acres pond, created from an old saltpan. The depth is about one metre, except in one corner where it is about 2 metres. The Club is entirely run by volunteers. Boats sailed: British Moths, Optimists and Scows.

Solent Cruising & Racing Association: Regatta House, Bath Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight P031 7QN | Tel: 01983 295744
The SCRA was founded in 1895 and its objective is to promote the interests of yacht cruising and racing in the Solent. The membership includes 70 clubs, 40 classes and over 500 individual members and is open to all who are interested.

Lymington Amateur Rowing Club: Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3RU
Lymington Amtaeur Rowing Club was established in 1881. The clubhouse can be found on the corner of Quay Road in Lymington. The club has always promoted the fun & social side of the sport as well as the serious aspect of competitive rowing. If you would like to try rowing for a bit of fun or if you are an established rower wishing to train hard please get in touch or just go along to the club house.

New Forest Activities: Queens Mead Dairy, Beaulieu, SO42 7YE | Tel: 01590 612377
Try your hand at Canoeing or Kayaking on the Beaulieu River, or try a Sea Kayaking trip for an active day outdoor experience. (Target archery & cycling also an option.)

Wight Spirit Diving Charters: Lymington. Tel: 02380 270390 - 07833 610623
Whether your preference is shallow or deep, wreck or reef, scenic, historic, archaeological or even fossil hunting, diving off the east Dorset and west Wight coasts has much to offer. See the list of wrecks of reefs and decide which you'd like to visit.