Up to 12 people can escape for the day to secret and watery places unknown and undiscovered by most visitors. You can expect to need a budget of about £250 – £350 per person for a fully catered, for the day (9am to 5pm). Salamander usually starts from Berthon Marina in Lymington but she can also pick up guests from our property Gins Barn at their private jetty.
Most of our groups, who are celebrating, are coming for 60th, 70th and 80th VIP celebrations. Most importantly, you can be sure that you’ll be fantastically looked after, made to feel a million dollars and have a great host to facilitate a good flow of interesting chatter about what’s going on around you, under you, over you and out of the windows. Guests are welcome to ‘help’ and children and keen (and/or first time) “sailors” are welcome and will be given tasks suitable to their concentration span and interests!
You’re welcome to bring your own cake, presents and treats on board. Boats aren’t generally known for their baking kitchens… Although Sue does a great line in canapés and Chris is a dab champagne waiter. We will work with you to finalise a menu and timings to suit your guests’ day. Or you could choose to stop at some of the lovely waterside restaurants and pubs in the area, including The Master Builders in Bucklers Hard or The George in Yarmouth.
There are many lovely destinations to sail to with the Salamander Sailing Adventure including pretty Yarmouth, quiet and idyllic Newtown Creek, the Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard all in the sheltered western Solent between the ancient forest. Or go slightly further across the Solent to the picturesque Isle of Wight and it’s dramatic white cliffs by The Needles. You can see the famous Needles close up, circumnavigate the Isle of Wight, make sail for the Jurassic south coast in Dorset visiting Poole, Studland Bay, Worbarrow Bay and Weymouth, or in a little over 10 hours with your passport to hand you can cross the channel to France in your own luxurious ocean-going yacht.