The Salamander Sailing Adventure

The Salamander Sailing Adventure

The Salamander Sailing Adventure
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About
Salamander is a private yacht owned by Chris and Sue, Round the World Sailors, who look after her meticulously, now available in the UK, June - Sept and in the Caribbean, Dec - May for Salamander Caribbean Sailing Holidays. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and 3 crew for day charters and up to 6 guests in 3 comfortable cabins for overnight charters and holidays. Step on board where you will find plenty of room both inside the classically designed solid teak saloon with great all round visibility and outside on the spacious teak decks with a teak hand rail all round for added safety, with a welcoming crew with stories to tell of sailing around the world with Salamander. Salamander is a safe and spacious yacht to entertain guests whether for relaxation or for a special celebration with family and friends. Salamander is fully equipped for ocean travel and is well known on both sides of the Atlantic where we can show you all the best places to sail, explore and step ashore.
Lymington, Hampshire, England

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Squaltang L
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Jul 2022 • Family
It was my wife’s birthday and I booked a trip on the salamander. Joss’ life jacket demonstration was extremely helpful and informative and Chris was always in control and made us all feel safe under his great sailing experience. Though Sue , the real captain of the ship was always on hand offering refreshments and wonderful pastries. As well as that my wife is gluten dairy free and Sue amazingly managed to get her a delicious birthday cake that she could eat! We ate lunch at the hut which they managed to get us into even though it was really busy. Thank you very much to all the Salamander crew for guiding us around the isle of white on such a special occasion we’ll never forget it!
STARBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 7 August 2022
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Thank you for your Amazing 5 Star Review of our Salamander Needles and The Hut Boat Trip to celebrate your wife’s birthday with family and friends. Sue delights in sourcing the latest and best pastries and cakes for every special occasion. As an Official Hut Partner we are fortunate in usually being able to find a table at The Hut for our guests. So keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee … to plan another Salamander Sailing Adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 9 August 2022
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Carolyn H
Derby, UK2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
It was my partner Carolyn’s 70th birthday & we, just the two of us, chartered this wonderful boat & her crew of 3. What an wonderful experience that proved to be with a champagne breakfast with a thoughtful birthday card plus excellent conversation about the history’s of the Lymington area as we sailed to Isle of Wight for lunch at the Hut, visiting the fabulous needles on the way. Lunch at the Hut was superb & we can highly recommend it. The Salamander team also arranged for yet another birthday card at the Hut who also gave Carolyn a present of some stylish sunglasses. After we leisurely returned to port. A simple thank you is not enough for the effort made to give Carolyn the best of memories for her birthday. Thank you Salamander, be safe & happy doing what you obviously love. Keith & Carolyn.
Written 5 August 2022
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Wow Keith and Carolyn, thank you for your wonderful 5 Star Review and memories of a special day we were able to organise for you both at short notice. How lucky you were to book Salamander the day before Carolyn’s birthday as a special last-minute surprise! It’s always worth a try and we were pleased to also be able to offer you a table at the ever popular The Hut. It helps we are an Official Hut Partner of course! Champagne, cake and cards always go well with a birthday and yes, you’re right, we love what we do, especially creating special memories for everyone on the day. So keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee … to plan that next Salamander Sailing Adventure with us. Look forward to creating more memories with you in the Caribbean next year? Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 9 August 2022
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Vegigal
Poole, UK68 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Outstanding! What a day. I booked our sailing adventure in February as a surprise for my husbands 60th. Which was yesterday. Chris was brilliant at keeping me updated and taking me through all the options, even though they were sailing in the Caribbean at the time.
I opted for the Beaulieu river trip with lunch at the Master Builders in Bucklers Hard. There were 12 of us on board. Chris and Sues hospitality, knowledge and professionalism were amazing. We loved the stories of their travels around the world and information about the beautiful yacht that is the Salamander. We were totally looked after.
They provided a beautiful birthday cake for my husband and bubbles 🥂 after a gorgeous lunch at the pub with outstanding views.
Overall we left having had a stunning day, very impressed and would recommend to anyone. Thank you both, and Charlie for an unforgettable experience.
Written 21 July 2022
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Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review and full marks for keeping it as a surprise for your husband’s 60th birthday up until the very last minute! It was a pleasure to keep you updated whilst we sailed back from the Caribbean and to meet your lovely family and friends who helped make it such a special day. Pleased you enjoyed the cake and champagne back on board Salamander after lunch ashore at The Master Builder’s. Keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee … to plan that next surprise Salamander Sailing Adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 5 August 2022
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tashariding
Dunstable, UK2 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a wonderful afternoon aboard the Salamander with Chris and Sue and the wonderful crew! We booked the Salamander for our micro-wedding mini reception and the team couldn't have made it more special. Everybody had a great time aboard, we got some great photos and shared lots of lovely moments. If you are looking for something special to do for a micro-wedding we couldn't recommend the Salamander team more!
Written 23 February 2022
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Thank you for your perfectly wonderful review! We enjoyed meeting everyone on board Salamander to celebrate your wedding – a beautiful micro wedding reception indeed on the Solent and in front of glorious Hurst Castle and the photogenic Hurst Lighthouse! Pleased to hear you got some great photos. We thought the Titanic pics of you both on the prow were taken in perfect Hollywood style. We look forward to welcoming you back on board for a Wedding Anniversary next! Keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee or simply get in touch to plan your next day out and Salamander Sailing Adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 23 February 2022
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lucyjc2018
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Aug 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful day on the Salamander celebrating Mum’s 70th birthday. Chris, Sue and Julian looked after us all very well and made our day extra special. We have all come away with amazing memories from a lovely family adventure. We sailed from Lymington along to the Medina river and into Cowes. The food served on board was delicious and lots of refreshments were offered throughout the day.
Mum’s special 70th birthday cake was a lovely personal touch too👌🏻
We’ll definitely be recommending a day out on the Salamander to our friends

Many thanks
Written 14 February 2022
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Hi Lucy, Thank you for your wonderful review! We enjoyed meeting you mum and helping make some amazing memories for your family to remember for your mum’s 70th birthday celebration, as we sailed to Cowes and The Folly Inn. Thank you for your kind words regarding the delicious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and plentiful refreshments. Birthday cakes with a personal touch are very much a Salamander speciality now and like everyone … we love a surprise! Keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee or simply get in touch to plan your next adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 17 February 2022
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Daniel G
London, UK5 contributions
May 2021
We have used Salamander sailing twice in the last few years and it just gets better and better! Lovely and attentive and the perfect hosts! I've been surprised at how amazing it is each time we go! We will be doing more of these in the future guaranteed. We have gone with friends each time which has been great but would also be suited for a small intimate group or just a couple. We will probably be taking up that option soon.
Written 14 February 2022
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Thank you Daniel for you review. It was great to see you again. Always a pleasure. We will continue to try to amaze you and your delightful friends whenever you wish to spend a day on board Salamander with us, as there’s still so much more to see in the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Even after two different Salamander days out you still haven’t seen half of what’s on offer. Can’t wait for the opportunity to entertain a small intimate group or just a couple!!! Keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee to plan your next adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 17 February 2022
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Chesham1234
London, UK81 contributions
Jan 2022
We joined in St Lucia and had a wonderful 10 days. Chris & Sue had devised a cunning itinerary that took in glorious scenery and wonderful food. And a bit of sailing, although that was limited by Covid issues - we stayed in St Lucia - which wasn't a hardship in the least, as the island has so much to offer.

Altogether a fantastic break!
Written 3 February 2022
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Thank you for your fantastic review, pics and recommendation! It was good to welcome you on board Salamander once again, this time in the Caribbean! We are so pleased you enjoyed your Caribbean Sailing Holiday and Excursions in St. Lucia with us. We agree with you St Lucia has a lot to offer with top excursions ashore and some of the best restaurants to visit in the Caribbean. Do keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing either in Lymington when we return for our UK Summer Season in June for a coffee or here again during our Caribbean Winter Season for a rum punch to plan your next adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 8 February 2022
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DeborahMarshall2014
Bury St. Edmunds, UK27 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Nine adults from one family spent a glorious day aboard Salamander with crew Chris, Sue and Hugo, sailing from Lymington to The Needles and lunching at anchor at Alum Bay before coming back under sail. We were celebrating my husband’s special birthday and everything about the trip was absolutely first-rate. The Salamander is a beautiful yacht and we were looked after very well. The blankets on the way out were very welcome - it’s cooler out at sea than in the harbour! On returning to Lymington my husband was presented with a special birthday cake and champagne, which we shared on the boat before (reluctantly) leaving at the end of the afternoon.
For a special event we can’t recommend The Salamander Sailing Adventure highly enough.
Written 13 June 2021
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Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! It was a pleasure to meet your family and to spend the day with you all whilst showing you the western bays of the Isle of Wight and the Needles of course, before stopping for lunch in colourful Alum Bay. We were pleased to hear later that you liked the Drone Pics Hugo took of you all on the aft deck of Salamander. As it warmed up it looked quite Mediterranean. Glad you liked the blankets. Sue has bought even more of them. Like an umbrella, if you have them you won't need them. Thank you for sharing with us the special birthday cake we arranged to celebrate your husband’s birthday when we returned to Lymington. It made it as memorable a day out for us as it did for you. Do keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee to plan your next adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 15 June 2021
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Lisa K
Bournemouth, UK23 contributions
Sept 2020 • Family
We joined Chris and his crew for a trip to the Needles and a stop for lunch at The Hut for my Dad’s 70th birthday. What a treat!
The Salamander is absolutely beautiful and immaculately clean. We were welcomed on board with a safety brief, (Chis ensures the trip is COVID-19 secure) followed by bacon rolls and hot drinks.
As a family of 6, (2x grandparents, 3 adults and an 8 year old), the crew were welcoming, accommodating of our excitement and keenness to learn about sailing (as complete novices). Our youngest member was guided through the need for safety with a positive tone and the understanding of the adventurous needs of a young boy, which made his trip as enjoyable as everyone else’s.
The champagne before lunch felt truly special, the transfer to the Hut was fun and the food there was incredible.
Fantastic sailing back from the island was topped off with more champers and a specially made birthday cake which met all of our dietary requirements. Honestly, I can’t think of a better treat to celebrate my Dad’s special birthday and the Salamander team exceeded all of our expectations both in the planning beforehand and in the day.
THANK YOU!
Written 16 September 2020
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Thank you Lisa for your "Exquisite 5-star Review"! The Salamander crew always enjoy the day when three generations get together for a special family treat and believe special celebrations deserve at least a bottle of champagne! We are so pleased you found the food at The Hut incredible. Stopping at The Hut for lunch is a great combination with a Salamander boat trip sailing to The Needles on the Isle of Wight. The Hut never fails to impress our guests and we are pleased to have been recognized as Official Hut Partners for a few years now as this sometimes allows us to secure a reservation even when it appears to others to be fully booked! Safety is of course important to all of us. During these unusual times we think it important to try our hardest to provide a Covid-19 Secure environment for everyone with not only our regular cleaning and wipe downs beforehand and throughout the day but by using our special dry fogging machine to treat all areas with a fine antibacterial spray before and after every charter. Salamander is fortunate in having so much open deck space, with its teak handrail all round for added safety, for guests to enjoy as much Covid-free fresh air as they could wish for walking around taking in the sights of the Isle of Wight with a celebratory glass in their hand. We firmly believe all dietary requirements should be addressed with a minimum of fuss. It was a pleasure to be able to present the surprise birthday cake at the end of the day. Do keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee and a catch up chat. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 18 September 2020
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Lioryf
7 contributions
Aug 2020
We spent a brilliant day aboard the Salamander, celebrating my husband's birthday. The crew were so friendly, attentive and helpful.
We had all types of weather on the day, so we spent some time out on the deck and also inside. The interior of the boat is spacious and comfortable, unlike other boats of this type.
Our kids had a lovely time as well, and the crew did everything to involve them too, and make them feel like they were part of the adventure. This was not easy, given that one of them is a teenager and the other is a toddler!
We will definitely sail again next time we visit the Isle of Wight or the New Forest.
Written 3 September 2020
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Thank you for your "Brilliant 5-star Review"! We enjoyed your company and are pleased to hear you found Salamander so spacious and comfortable. The large deck saloon is unique with it's wrap round windows, ideal for all weathers ... and all ages, teenagers and toddlers included as you found out, and for a 5-star multiple-courses gourmet picnic on anchor in the National Trust Newtown Creek. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again next time you are visiting the Isle of Wight or the New Forest when we can show you some more of it's natural beauty. #NewForestAndTheSea Do keep in touch and pop in any time when next passing for a coffee to plan your next adventure with us. Best wishes from Chris, Sue and the Salamander crew.
Written 3 September 2020
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