Needles Rib Charter
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‘The Needles’ on the westernmost tip of the Isle of Wight is one of the UK’s most instantly recognisable landmarks and Rib charter is the perfect way to enjoy both the Needles and the surrounding area.
A cruise to the Needles routes through Hurst narrows past Hurst Castle on one side and Fort Albert on the other. We approach the Needles via Alum bay where the vivid colours of the sandy cliffs are another well-known landmark.
The most spectacular view of the Needles comes as you ‘cross the bridge’ (the underwater rock formation that makes the Needles so treacherous in stormy weather) to see the amazing vertical chalk cliffs of Alum Bay.
The western Solent has many other popular sights and locations. Our favourite Isle of Wight port is Yarmouth and this is the first port we come to (virtually opposite Lymington) as we work our way back along the Island shore. The UK’s longest wooden pier is next to Yarmouth Castle which guards the entrance to the port which is right in the centre of town.
Further down the Island shore about halfway between Yarmouth and Cowes is the National Trust owned Newton Creek nature reserve. We can land you on a pebble spit for a walk or a picnic; the great thing about Newtown Creek is that it is accessible only by sea.
We are happy to offer charters of any duration although a full day represents the best value and the most popular choice followed by a half day charter which is for any four hour period. Rib charter is expensive; we think you get more out of your charter by making a day of it. You are less inclined to rush around and thus enjoy the day so much more.