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Boat Trips from Cowes

What better way to see some of the Island coastline than by water! Solent Cruises can offer just that. From a 2 ½ hour cruise around the Solent and over to Portsmouth or a full day landing cruise over to Portsmouth to see the Historic Naval Dockyard, or maybe do a spot of shopping at Gunwharf Quays Waterfront Outlet, Solent Cruises have just what you need.

Their trips offer a full commentary, giving you an insight into many historical areas and events throughout the Solent area. You will come back with a wealth of knowledge! They also have aboard a fully licensed bar selling alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, snacks and tea/coffee.

Two Ports Cruise of Cowes & Portsmouth

Cruise through Cowes Harbour, world famous for yachting out into the Solent with fantastic views of the Island coastline, Osborne House and Norris Castle.

Your cruise then continues on across the eastern Solent with views of the massive sea forts and into the Portsmouth Naval Base, home of the Royal Navy, past and present.

Wednesdays and Thursdays
(subject to availability)


Cruise Duration:
Approximately 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
This cruise departs from our Thetis Terminal, next to the Floating Bridge, Cowes.

Current Tariff:
Adults/Seniors: £24.95
Child (11-16yrs): £14.50
Under 10’s: Free

Day Trip to Portsmouth 

Or maybe you fancy a day out in Portsmouth?  Let Solent Cruises take you on a weekend over and land direct within Gunwharf Quays Waterfront outlet.  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is just a 5 minute walk away should you wish to take a closer look at the Warrior, Mary Rose and naval submarines.

You have approximately 5 hours ashore in the day to do as you wish before returning back to Cowes. Alternatively, you can hop on a return boat the following evening and enjoy an overnight stay in Portsmouth.


Departs Sat & Sun all year round,
(weather depending & subject to availability)

Departs at 0930 hours from Thetis Wharf, next to the Floating Bridge, Cowes.
Cowes over to Gunwharf Quays Designer Retail Outlet.

Returning at 1600 hours or 1700 from Gunwharf Quays.

Cruise Duration:
Approx 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours ashore.
This cruise departs from our Thetis Terminal, next to the Floating Bridge, Cowes.

Current Tariff:
Seniors: £9.00
Child (5-15yrs): £8.00
Infant (4 and under): Free


Free parking is available for those travelling with them, in their customer car park at Thetis Terminal.


For further information please visit their website or see their Facebook page.


Book by phone – Office open hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm


Their office staff will also be more than happy to answer any questions you may have on [email protected] or telephone 01983 564602.


Please note: Dogs are allowed on the boat if they are kept on a lead.


Thetis Wharf, Cowes – PO31 7BX
Gunwharf Quays Waterfront – PO1 3TZ
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – PO1 3LJ

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