Your Questions, Answered.
What facilities are on board?
The boat has a toilet facility on board. There are toilets at Port Solent Marina and at most marinas where we pick up and drop off also.
Do you provide life jackets?
Yes, we provide life jackets for all our guests on board. These are compulsory and must be worn at all times during the charter and when stepping on and off the boat.
Can I take a bag?
We have limited storage on board where customers can put small bags. Please only bring with you what you need.
How many passengers does the boat carry?
Our boat is licensed to carry up to 6 guests including the skipper. For groups larger than this we are able to arrange numerous identical boats or combine with a rib charter for your charter needs.
What should I bring with me?
On hot sunny summer days sunglasses a hat/cap and sun cream are all recommended. Please wear comfortable flat, non-slip footwear such as trainers or deck shoes. Please bring warm clothes and waterproofs if you have them as the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat despite the heat of the sun.
Is a boat Charter suitable for me?
Boat charters can be bumpy as the weather and sea can be unpredictable. Unfortunately boat excursions are not suitable for anyone with serious back or heart complaints or for pregnant women.
Your safety is our highest priority and so:
Life Jackets must be worn at all times.
You must remain seated at all times whilst we are under way.
There is no smoking allowed on board or on any of the pontoons.
No alcohol is allowed to be consumed on board - drinking and rough seas do not mix.
Is the charter weather dependant?
The charter can be cancelled if there is a severe weather forecast, or if conditions deteriorate during the charter unexpectedly. Weather forecasts are checked regularly prior to the charter. The decision will be made by the skipper and we will try to give you as much notice as possible. Your safety is paramount to us.
Are there any restrictions on board the boat?
Will I get wet?
Our Axopar 28 has a cabin so on a rainy day you will be inside and shielded from the elements.
How fast does the boat go?
The boat typically operates at a cruising speed of 26-28 knots. This is dependent on the conditions on the day. Your comfort and safety are our priority. The boat can travel up to 45 knots which is powered by a Mercury 300HP engine.
How long are the charters?
We offer half and full day charters.
Our half day is 4hrs and full day is 7hrs.
Any additional hour between 4 and 7hrs is charged at £50/hr
Any additional hour beyond 7hrs is charged at £100/hr