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A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without a boat trip to see the world famous Needles rocks on the western tip of the Isle of Wight.
Or perhaps you might choose to go on a fishing trip to The Needles or charter a boat for a special occasion.
There are several operators offering boat trips on the Solent but do check their websites for operating dates and times and for all booking information.
Needles Pleasure Cruises Ltd
Needles Pleasure Cruises Ltd operate Needles Rocks and Lighthouse Boat Trips. Throughout the season boats leave Yarmouth Harbour or Alum Bay beach on short cruises for close up views of The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, plus panoramic views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay.
The Coral Star
The Coral Star is a traditional wooden passenger boat working out of Yarmouth offering boat trips and sightseeing to The Needles and Lymington. The Coral Star is available for private boat charters.
Black Rock Charters
Black Rock Charters offers Sea Fishing Trips and Needles Cruises and has a Tackle Shop on The Quay, next to the Wightlink ferry terminal in Yarmouth. Their charter boats are also available for private hire.
Secret Service Charters
Secret Service Charters with ‘M’, a Classic 1968 Sonny Levi. A unique private charter experience; transfers, trips tailored to your requirements.
Wight Sapphire Charters
Wight Sapphire Charters operates fishing charters to The Needles, picking up from Yarmouth Harbour or Lymington. Trips on offer include sport fishing and angling trips, bird watching and family trips.
First Contact is based in Yarmouth Harbour and offers private RIB and powerboat charter from Solent harbours. Half hour to full day private RIB charter is available.