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Bennett Boatyard

TR23 0PR, England
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Super boat, super service..

Dan was prompt and helpful pre trip and equally helpful once we arrived. I hired a Clovelly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
waldothepom
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Antwerp, Belgium
Brilliant service

Dan looks after our boat for us and offers exceptional service. He helped us to ship it over here... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Caroline P
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Leeds
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Holiday Boating- we make it easy for you! Bryher Boat and Kayak Hire from Bennett Boatyard allows you to explore the tranquil clear waters of Scilly at your own pace. Cruise between the islands, visit uninhabited shores, fish from your boat (fishing lines available to hire), take a picnic, moor up and explore... The possibilities are endless and with a safety boat doing regular patrols and staff always ready to lend a hand if you are at all unsure, this really is an option available to all. We are based at Green Bay on Bryher. We have hire points on St Martin's and deliver to Tresco by arrangement. If you are staying on the other islands, please make your way to Bryher, Tresco or St Martin's for the day and we will fit the hire around your inter-island launch times. We hire small boats with outboards, a range of sailing dinghies and stable sit on top kayaks. We provide buoyancy aids, full safety equipment and give comprehensive instruction on boat handling. Wetsuits and fishing lines also available to hire. We hire from 9.30am to 6pm with half day hires from 9.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm. We can also arrange hire times around inter-island launches. We are here to help, call us to discuss your hire requirements. Thinking of keeping your boat in Scilly? We offer year round storage for all boats in our safe and sheltered enclosure. We cover all aspects of boat care and provide a full maintenance and repair service to give you a hassle free boating holiday.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dan was prompt and helpful pre trip and equally helpful once we arrived. I hired a Clovelly Picarooner to take my Wife and 8 year old daughter on their first sailing experience. Absolutely first class...

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Dan looks after our boat for us and offers exceptional service. He helped us to ship it over here, when we arrive it's always on a mooring. Any tips or advice he's always there. Superb thanks Dan.

Thank Caroline P
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasurable afternoon spent exploring the coves of st Martins, Tresco and Samson in a 16' motor launch from Bennetts. The rental pickup was very quick and equipment well explained by knowledgable staff. The cost was reasonable.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. We hired a double kayak for half a day and paddled to old Grimsby on Tresco for an ice cream. Great way to see more of the island.

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Based on St Martins we were at the mercy of where the scheduled services were going to on the day, and there's only so many trips to Tresco and back that you want to do. So we hired an outboard dinghy which was brought over...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

After hiring a two seat kyak for a couple of hours heading south to watch the seals playing in the sea we hired a 14ft motorboat for the day from Bennett Boatyard on our final day on Bryher - thankfully a day with a "quiet"...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Hired a boat, turned up, welcomed and lifejackets on, asked to bring the boat back later, told to enjoy. This is how boating should be and the scenery has to be seen to believed. Brilliant trip in sheltered water around Tresco, St Martins and Bryher...More

1  Thank sailinginwarmwater
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited Bennett Boatyard in August 2015, originally wanting to book kayaks but after a chat with the guys there we opted for a 14ft motor boat. This was our first time here and I honestly think that this is the best way to explore...More

1  Thank Kaff_kaff81
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is our 4th year of hiring a boat from Bennett's - wish we'd done it years ago. It's a great way to see the islands and all the staff are really helpful. Made us townies feel reassured (even competent) at using a boat! We'll...More

Thank tammy42
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

We've been hiring run-arounds and day-sailers from Dan Bennett for years now - and once again our most recent 8 day hire gave us a great experience. Boats are well-maintained and easy to manage, and the team are always smiling and helpful.

Thank Russell V
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