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50th Birthday sailing treats

Bring up to 13 people for a sailing yacht experience from one hour to a full day. Visit quaint Solent harbours, rivers with historical significance and mystifying creeks full of wildlife. Take the helm, plot the course and trim the sails. Visit a pub on the Isle of Wight or provide your own picnic. No prior experience required, suits all ages.

Lymington marina base

Right on the edge of the New Forest National Park which you will pass through on your way to us. Experience the exhilaration and fun of sailing for yourselves. We guarantee that you will have a truly memorable day.


Something for all budgets. We will get you sailing from £10 per person.


Sit back and enjoy a complimentary coffee and cakes at our walk ashore berth on the Lymington River with fabulous views of the passing marine life. We will show you around and give you an informative talk demonstrating some of the equipment and techniques used on a modern sailing yacht.
Minimum three people, children half price


Motor up the river to the town quay, then back down to the mouth of the river where it meets the Solent. Or head straight to the mouth of the river and hoist the sails for a short demonstration.


Once in the Solent, sail across to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight with a drinks stop outside the harbour entrance if required. Tide and wind conditions may permit a visit to the Beaulieu river to the east or Keyhaven nature reserve to the west. Those who like to fish may trawl some mackerel feathers along behind the boat or drop anchor and try some fishing on the bottom. Whilst at anchor you can put the kettle on. Your party will be impressed that you have not settled for the boring old gift ideas and you have come up with something original.


Depending on tide times on the day, the famous yachting destination of Cowes can be reached to the east or the Needles lighthouse at the far western end of the Isle of Wight. The National Trust nature reserve at Newtown Creek on the island, the beach at Alum Bay and the Medina rivers with their rich river life are alternative destinations. There are options to go ashore for a short time where a variety of exciting bars and restaurants can be found. This trip is ideal when you are looking for presents to celebrate a husbands or dads 50th birthday or with office colleagues for a Thursday evening team bonding outing from 6pm to 10pm.


A full day trip allows passage to the Hamble river, the intriguing Wooton Creek and Portsmouth harbour to the east or the beautiful beaches on Studland Bay and Poole harbour (the worlds second largest natural harbour) to the west. A variety of options exist for drinks and refreshments ashore or on board. Please note that we do not have a licence to sell alcohol but you may bring your own. All the family can join in and try their hand at operating the boat. Learn how to tie it up to the dockside with the correct knots and where to position the fenders. Take the helm, hoist the sails, tack the yacht.