GREG PITT SEA FISHING
Private charter fishing & boat trips
2 Hour Private charter Needles boat trips
Close up views of the famous Needles rocks & lighthouse and Alum bay coloured sands.
Available from April to November on any day that we're not already booked on fishing trips.
Maximum of 6 people per trip ( 9 people when Covid restrictions allow).
These trips are now available from April, please scroll down for available dates.
Departing from Keyhaven on board Osprey II our sightseeing trip takes you slowly down the river then out into the Solent passing close to Hurst Castle before following the main shipping channel out to the Needles for some great close up views of the famous rocks and lighthouse, if the sea conditions are suitable we will then venture a little further past the Needles and into Scratchells bay with views of the former rocket testing site high up on the white cliffs that stretch along this part of the Isle of Wight into Freshwater bay.
From there we will return round the Needles once again and follow the foot of the cliffs into Alum bay with it's famous coloured sand cliffs, after leaving Alum bay it is a slow gentle cruise along the island shore taking in the sights through Totland bay, Colwell bay and passing close to Fort Albert and Fort Victoria before crossing the Solent once again back into Keyhaven.
For the birdwatchers there are usually plenty of different species to see on the marshes and mud flats at Keyhaven and sometimes a seal or two puts in an appearance, then there are Cormorants and various Gulls on the Needles rocks and occasionally Gannets and Terns can be seen diving into the sea to feed too. Over the last few years Dolphin sightings around the Needles area have become more common than ever before, obviously we can't guarantee that you'll see them but keep your eyes peeled and you never know you may just get lucky.
There's no recorded commentary here our trips are on a far more personal level, Greg your skipper will point out all the places of interest along the way and you're very welcome in the wheelhouse if you have any questions or would just like to have a look around, you can even have a go at driving the boat if you ask nicely.😎
There are no snacks or refreshments to buy on board the boat but you are very welcome to bring your own along to make yourselves a picnic at sea.
*To help keep everyone safe we are limiting groups to a maximum of 6 people per trip (9 for groups from 2 households only during April) and all passengers will be asked to use hand sanitiser before boarding the boat, we have hand sanitiser on board if you don't have your own. The 6 person limit will be increased to 9 people as soon as the Covid restrictions allow.
2021 Needles Sightseeing Trip
Private Charter boat price = £135
Duration around 2 Hours
Maximum 6 people per trip (9 people when Covid restrictions allow)
A deposit of £50 which can be paid on our website is required to confirm your booking.
The balance payment is to be paid in cash on board the boat on the day.
Please note that due to poor mobile signal we're not able to accept card payments on our boats so please remember to bring enough cash with you to pay for your trip.
PLEASE READ THIS RED BIT
These trips are subject to the weather and sea conditions being suitable for us to take you out to the Needles in complete safety, we want you to enjoy your trip out on the boat so when you make your booking you will be asked to phone us at 7.00pm the night before your trip to confirm the marine weather forecast and sea conditions are suitable for your trip to go ahead. Hopefully all will be fine but if the conditions are not suitable to take you to the Needles we will let you know your options when you phone us the night before your trip. Options may include a shorter trip staying in the Solent, rearranging your trip for another day or time (if possible) or cancelling your booking and refunding any deposit paid, whichever you prefer.
If you book a trip that then has to be cancelled by either you or us due to anything Covid related don't worry you will not lose your deposit we would either try rebooking you on a future date or refund your deposit payment whichever you prefer.
To book a 2 hour trip please phone 01425 612896 (9am ~ 9pm)
If we are not answering when you call please don't give up, try us again later in the day
or after 5pm is always a good time to get us.
Email and text options can be found on the Contact us page
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Available 2hr trips & start times
Most of these days are also available for our fishing charters, the days are booked on a first come first served basis so if you'd like to book one of these for a 2 hour Needles sightseeing charter it's best to book early. To book a trip in advance for the busy summer holiday period from 19th July to 31st August please contact us with the day or week you'd like to go then we can tell you what's available around that time. Sorry there are so few available days left in April, May and June but the fishing charter bookings have taken up most of the days now.
Mon 26th at 11.00am
Tues 27th at 11.00am
Tues 25th at 10.00am
Wed 26th at 10.30am
Wed 16th at 11.00am
Wed 23rd at 9.30am
Tues 29th at 10.30am
Wed 30th at 11.15am
July & August
Tues 13th July at 1.30pm
Wed 14th July at 2.00pm
Then from 19th July to 31st August our two shorter charters the 2 hour Needles sightseeing trips and the 3 hour mackerel/sightseeing trips are available every day, bookings are taken on a first come first served basis so if you'd like to book a 2 hour sightseeing charter on one of these days it's best to book early before the 3 hour mackerel/sightseeing bookings take up all the days.
Availability may change due to bookings and other days may become available at short notice so please check back here for updates, to book in advance for days between September and November please contact us with your preferred date or week then we can tell you what's available around that time.