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Superb afternoon on Betsy Jane

We took the afternoon trip up the Hamble for a relaxing, gentle cruise. We started with a short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane I
Cirencester, United Kingdom
A unique and very enjoyable experience!

We enjoyed a fabulous day sailing the classic Victorian gaff rigged yacht Valerie. A truly unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fleet, United Kingdom
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| Point Hamble Marina, Hamble SO31 4NB, England
+44 23 8098 8966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the afternoon trip up the Hamble for a relaxing, gentle cruise. We started with a short talk from the crew, firstly covering the security aspects of the cruise, followed by information about the beautiful boat. Once we were underway we were given a...More

Thank Diane I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous day sailing the classic Victorian gaff rigged yacht Valerie. A truly unique and magical experience. Valerie is a stunning historic vessel and a joy to sail. Skipper Jono and First Mate Dom were passionate about their sailing and made the whole...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place this is a real hidden gem! Such fun and such a beautiful place to visit. Take a look have tea on the river experience sailing different choices.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We took the lunchtime trip on Betsie Jane. For an hour and a half you have a relaxing cruise up the River Hamble to the Jolly Sailor and back. You are supplied with what is basically an afternoon tea, but there were nice sandwiches, so...More

1  Thank triumphowner_10
Reviewed 17 May 2018

A truly fantastic day spent aboard Mermerus. A great day for me, having not been sailing for sometime, it brought back some memories of my youthful past. The motley crew consisted of people like me with some experience to those with no experience at all...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Not just a boat experience if you care in the Hamble stop and have a coffee on the terrace. Super views of the Hamble

1  Thank Denisenixonjones
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We bought a lunch on the 1938 Betsie Jane for my mother-in-law as a Mother’s Day gift and had a really memorable trip along the beautiful Hamble River. It was one of those times when you think “this is the life!” The lunch was served...More

1  Thank hmoth
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We had the most idyllic Friday evening gin and jazz cruise on the River Hamble with Jono, Stephen and the iconic Betsie Jane. What a fabulous experience. Great gin, amazing views and a truly lovely and attentive crew . Cannot recommend highly enough. We will...More

Thank andy b
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I was very impressed at the professional way our afternoon cake cruise was done. Lovely helpful staff skipper very informative about the history of Betsie Jane. What a beautiful craft very well restored ,think a lot of love went into restoration,if only she could talk....More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Just discovered the warm bright coffee shop which the staff keep open with their website office attached. Peaceful location ( phew no piped music) right on the river with best uninterrupted views of all river comings and goings. Outdoor decking with clean seats and tables,...More

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25 February 2016|
Response from Blue Box S | Property representative |
We are based in Hamble Point Marina, Hamble, SO31 4NB, which is about a 20 minute drive from the centre of Southampton.
26 March 2015|
Response from Blue Box S | Property representative |
Many thanks for your interest in our Blue Box Sailing Experiences. For a more experienced sailor I would recommend either the Ocean Race Yacht Experience - Match Race or our Whitbread 60 Experience. If you think the... More
Gracie G
11 February 2015|
Response from Blue Box S | Property representative |
Hi Gracie Many thanks for your enquiry. Our experiences run from April to October and range in price from £99 to £249. You can see all the pricing and availability on our blueboxsailing website. Please do not hesitate to... More