Solent Yacht Charter


UK yacht hire from Lymington Hampshire

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Cost crash for early season Solent sailing. Just £49pp – catered!

Take advantage of this early season Solent yacht charter bargain which is also available for Saturdays, our most popular day (whilst stocks last!)  Get on the helm and experience the thrill of being on the water under sail as we cruise up and down the Solent looking for a shoreside bar or bay to drop anchor in for refreshments. 

Whilst we continue to offer private skippered Solent yacht charter for up to 7 crew plus skipper, in 2024 we are encouraging individuals, couples and smaller groups to join us aboard for day or even half day cruises. This reflects the challenging economic climate currently being experienced, we hope our prices can satisfy all budgets in tempting you out on the water.

Lymington yacht charter allows operation at all states of the tide, there is no sand bar preventing entering or leaving the river at low water on a spring tide. Days out for birthdays for example are always popular, a short sail takes us to Yarmouth on the island or the amazing TheHut seafood restaurant at Colwell Bay.

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Cowes Week

Cowes Week

We are planning some special Solent yacht charter events for the 2024 season, combining a days sailing with close quarter viewing of world famous sailing regattas. These include Cowes Week which takes place from 27 July to 2 August. Spectacular race viewing is available off the starting line at the Royal Yacht Squadron. If you have a special birthday to celebrate during this period this would be a Solent boat charter idea they would all thank you for. Moreover we can also land you ashore to experience the lively shore side music entertainment and cuisine in the competitors village.


Round The Island Race

Next up is the Round The Island Race, another Solent yacht charter occasion not to miss. In 2024, the race weekend is 14-16 June. Charter us for the weekend and you will get two nights in Cowes to soak up the atmosphere. You will even join the fleet down the Solent for a while for you to experience the racing close up. We have taken part in the actual race around 10 times, at times claimed to be the worlds largest major race with up to 1800 yachts taking place.

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Old Gaffers Regatta Yarmouth Isle of Wight

The Solent Old Gaffers regatta, usually takes place in Yarmouth Isle of Wight in May. Our crews can enjoy the colourful gaff-rigged traditional sailing boats with local cuisine, music and crafts on offer. Above all a half day booking is sufficient as Yarmouth is a short trip across the Solent from Lymington. Many of our destinations are on the Isle of Wight so your Solent crossing worth up to £40 depending on the season is included in our price.

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Eastern Solent Destinations

These Solent boat charters nevertheless allow us to visit destinations further afield. Newtown Creek is a great spot for drinks at anchor while viewing the population of seals. The Medina river is full of interesting bars and restaurants, for instance we like the Folly Inn at Whippenham. Another favorite is the Gosport lightship restaurant and across the other side of Portsmouth Harbour , Gunwharf Quays with its Spinnaker Tower and outlet shopping. For the later trips, you will need to book a full day when tides are favorable.

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Solent Yacht Charter Further Afield

There are bay days, Totland, Colwell, Hurst, Alum, the later boasting outstanding scenery. Alum Bay is close by the Needles light house at the most westerly tip of the island. Swim in the bay from the yachts bathing platform, enjoy a complimentary afternoon cream team in the yachts cockpit.

Experienced sailors may enjoy a sail across Christchurch Bay to Old Harry Rocks, location of the beautiful blue flag Studland Bay beaches. Occasionaly we may be lucky enough to spot dolphins swimming in the yachts bow wave if under sail.

Sea Miles – Solent yacht charter

Finally for anyone wishing to compile sea miles for their Royal Yachting Association (RYA) cerificates, we schedule Weymouth weekends calling in at the spectacular Lulworth Cove on Dorsets Jurassic coast. A return course via Alderney in the Channel Islands is a possibility if wind and tide direction make this a better option.
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Plan a unique birthday experience with up to 13 people, going on a route of your choosing!


Hen Weekends

Spend 2 nights on board visiting some of the best bars, bays and restaurants in the Solent!


Family Days Out

A perfect way to keep the kids entertained, with loads of places available to visit en route.