We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with an itinerary to satisfy all your requirements. The itinerary suggestion below is by no means rigid but would, we feel, give you and your guests the maximum enjoyment and variety of experience that a one-day yacht charter can offer.
9:00 - Meet at Port Hamble Marina and board ‘Destination Anywhere' (see Destination Anywhere for details) for welcome and breakfast. Danish pastries and bacon rolls, hot and cold beverages to include Buck’s Fizz if requested.
9:30 - Safety briefing and allocation of wet weather gear and life jackets (for use if necessary).
10:00 - Depart Hamble river and enter Solent. Sail westwards towards Beaulieu River. You and your guests can take part in activities such as helming, sail setting and navigation or simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful Solent scenery.
13:00 - Moor at Buckler’s Hard, a picturesque 18th century village on the banks of Beaulieu river in the heart of the New Forest. You may take your guests ashore for lunch at the Master Builder’s House Hotel (options include the Riverview restaurant and Terrace or the Yachtsman’s Bar and Galley, a popular venue with visiting yachtsmen) or stay on board for a buffet lunch served by the crew (see Catering for menu options).
14:30 - Depart Buckler’s Hard and enter Solent. Sail eastwards towards Hamble River. You and your guests may wish to take part in team activities including sail hoisting, setting and dropping and navigation around a set course. Alternatively, you may wish to take the opportunity to get to know your clients better during the informality of the sail back.
17:30 - Return to Port Hamble Marina for afternoon tea on board, with scones, jam and cream.
18:00 - Guests depart for a well-earned drink in one of Hamble’s beautiful pubs.
Alternative lunchtime destinations include:
West Cowes – the renowned yachting centre on the Isle of Wight, which has played host to some of the greatest international sailing events and has a sailing history second to none (see UK Calendar for further details). There is an excellent selection of public houses, bars and restaurants, all with a great atmosphere and most serving excellent food throughout the day.
Folly Inn – sail up the Medina River past Cowes and go ashore to the ‘Folly Inn’. Here there is a wide selection of hot and col