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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.


All of their trips offer a full commentary giving you an insight into many historical areas and events throughout the Solent area.  Their 2 ½ hour cruise departs on a Wednesday and Thursday from Cowes and is a non landing cruise going along the coastline to see the likes of Norris Castle, Ryde’s famous ¾ mile pier and the forts out in the Solent. Solent Cruises will then take you into Portsmouth Naval Harbour for a tour from the water of the warships in Port as well as the cross channel ferry port and the submarine museum.  You will come back with a wealth of knowledge.  They also have aboard a full licensed bar selling alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, snacks and tea/coffee.


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 to do as you wish before returning back to Cowes.


They offer free parking in their yard at Cowes for those travelling with them.


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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