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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*

These trips will start again in April 2021, 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 from the waders in the river to the Cormorants and various Gulls on the Needles rocks and sometimes Gannets and Terns can be seen feeding. 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 one 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 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 maximum number of 6 people may be increased as we go through 2021 if the Covid restrictions allow.


Saturday 3rd April ~ Fully Booked

Sunday 4th April ~ Fully Booked

Monday 5th April ~ Fully Booked

Tuesday 6th April ~ Fully Booked

Wednesday 7th April at 9.00am & 11.15am

Thursday 8th April at 9.00am & 11.15am

Friday 9th April at 9.30am & 11.45am

Saturday 10th April at 10.00am & 12.15pm

Monday 12th April at 10.00am & 12.15pm

Tuesday 13th April at 10.00am & 12.15pm

Wednesday 14th April at 10.00am & 12.15pm

Thursday 15th April at 10.00am & 12.15pm

These days are also available for our 5 hour fishing charters on a first come first served basis so if you'd like to book one of these 2 hour sightseeing trips it's best to book early. 

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 after those shown above please contact us with your preferred date or week then we can tell you what's available around that time.


2021 Needles Sightseeing Trip

Private Charter boat price = £135

Duration around 2 Hours

Maximum 6 people per trip


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.



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.


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.

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