Needles Lighthouse, cliffs, caves and Alum Bay Cruises
Needles Lighthouse cruises now available on our 9 metre Fast Rigid Inflatable Boat called SENSATION.
Operates daily, duration about 1 ¼ hours. About 20 nautical miles round trip to the Needles Lighthouse which is 33 metres/109 foot high, sight of shipwrecks, inaccessible cliffs for bird watchers, smugglers caves, coloured sands of Alum Bay and we will pass at close quarters to the impressive white chalk cliffs of Sun Corner which rise to a height of over 100 metres/328 foot.
As we approach and discover the old Smugglers Caves one can only wonder at the comings and goings of the vagabonds. If only the cliffs could talk!! We will pass close by the sight of a shipwreck of the VARVASSI 400 tons a cargo ship that ran aground nearby the Needles Lighthouse in a wee nasty storm on 5th January 1947.
On the way back you will have the opportunity to view the different coloured sands at the famous Alum Bay.
Bird life will vary according to the season, however we may encounter Cormorants, Lesser and Great Black Backed Gulls, Herring Gull, Common Tern, Shags, Guillemots, Razorbills, Fulmars and Puffins.
The changing moods of the sea make no two voyages the same. However we can not guarantee to see the wildlife mentioned above.
We will stop to take videos, photographs and for commentary along the way. We will also reduce speed and stop if necessary if anything interesting is spotted on route.
We also have a 360 million year old Oyster to show you.
Personnel items can not be covered by our insurance and therefore extra care has to be taken of items such as cameras, mobile phones and personal belongings brought with you.
Boat hire price £400 up to 10 passengers, minimum age 10 years.
Operates Daily in Summer season and at other times on request.
Cruises are subject to demand and weather conditions on the day.