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Solent Cruise to see the New Forest Coast and Hurst Castle

Saturday 21st August 12:00 - 18:00
Sailing from Southampton
Adults £48.00, Children £20.00, Family £116.00

Saturday 21st August 2021 , 12:00 18:00

With recent Government announcements Shieldhall is pleased to re-confirm its 2021 sailing programme. All sailings will take place under the industry ‘Good to Go’ marque for COVID compliance, which is being worked to by Shieldhall volunteers during our closed season. Sailings will take place under Governmental advice. If any sailings are cancelled (through either COVID concerns or by the Captain – such as with extremely windy weather) then ticket holders will be given a number of options. These include exchanging tickets for a later season sailing; holding tickets for the following years sailing season or requesting a refund. We look forward to welcoming you on board this summer!

Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent and then head west and travel out to Hurst Castle, passing the New Forest Coast including Calshot, Lepe Country Park, the entrance to the Beaulieu River and the Exbury Estate. We will also see the north shore of the Isle of Wight. During our trip we will witness the departure of cruise ships (subject to confirmation these will include P&Os Iona, Celebrity Silhouette, Regal Princess and MSC Virtuosa) – always the cue to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’! On this trip we will focus on ‘Secrets of the Solent’ with a full commentary reflecting the history and natural features of this celebrated stretch of water. We will welcome guests onboard from the Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Wildlife Trust, who will be showcasing the Trust’s ‘Secrets of the Solent’ marine project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; ;  listen to an informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water;  relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!


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Hurst Castle Cruise – Adult
Sailing from Southampton
£ 48.00
78 available
Hurst Castle Cruise – Child
Sailing from Southampton
£ 20.00
78 available
Hurst Castle Cruise – Under 3
Sailing from Southampton
£ 0.00
78 available
Hustle Castle Cruise – Family Bundle
Ticket includes 2 Adults and 2 Children under the age of 16 – This ticket needs to purchased in quantities of 4 – Sailing from Southampton
£ 29.00
78 available