you wish to travel slightly further afield and experience the more
exhilarating waters around the South Coast, then within around 50
minutes from departure, you can leave Chichester harbour, with its
8 Knot speed restriction, open the throttles and make your way out
towards the Eastern Solent. Here you can start to feel the open
sea and view the numerous commercial and pleasure vessels plying
this busy stretch of water.
you time your cruise to coincide with one of the numerous key maritime
events that take place within these waters, such as the Tall Ships
Race, you will find you have an excellent vantage point from where
you can view these exciting activities.
a further 30 minutes, you can reach the entrance to busy Portsmouth
a web cam broadcasts live coverage of local shipping movements
onto the internet so you may just be able to spot yourselves on
in the harbour, you can view the many historic and modern naval
vessels and other points of interest, or stop off at one of the
local marinas, have something to eat and maybe explore the harbour
a further 20 minutes or so sailing will bring you to the Mediterranean
style Port Solent
Marina. Here you will find a wide variety of restaurants, shops,
bars and boutiques with a lively atmosphere where you can relax
and soak up the atmosphere before getting back on board for the
return journey to Chichester.
to eight hours should provide sufficient time to make the most of
this particular cruise and allow sufficient opportunity to take
in a meal and drinks ashore.