Blue Box Experiences getting you on the water
From hands on sailing experiences on the Solent aboard our 60ft ocean race yacht or our 1895 wooden Victorian gaff yawl, to more relaxed river cruises along the River Hamble aboard our classic motor launch, we have a trip to suit everyone.
Valerie - the ultimate sailing experience
Sail aboard our Victorian wooden gaff yawl. Built by Stow & Son of Shoreham in 1895, Valerie has had an incredible full restoration back to glory. This is a unique opportunity to sail aboard a true piece of history. No winches, no fancy gadgets, pure sailing. Choose from half day sails or full days aboard from £129 per person.
Betsie Jane - Hamble River Cruises
Cruise the River Hamble aboard our 1930's wooden Gentleman's Launch. Built by Saunders Roe of Cowes in 1938, Betsie Jane was saved from a wreck, given a full restoration back to glory and now returned to her home waters of the Solent. Choose a river cruise for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, or an evening Gin cruise from £49 per person.
Mermerus - the Ocean Race Yacht Experience
Sail aboard our Round the World Ocean Race Yacht. Built specifically for the Clipper Race in 1996, Mermerus has sailed around the Globe four times! This is a rare opportunity to experience life aboard a heavy weight ocean going race yacht. Choose from half days, full days or our Nab Tower Challenge from £79 per person.
We've taken over 38,000 people on the water since 2003
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Find out what people are saying about our experiences
"Amazing afternoon with Sam and Jeff on the 60ft yacht. I enjoyed every minute. Sam's knowledge was incredible and her enthusiasm infectious. The boat was fantastic and we caught some great wind out on the Solent. Sam and Jeff let everyone get involved in every aspect of sailing the yacht. Jeff was brilliant too, charming, personable and understanding of us novices trying to carry out his instructions. Sam's stories of her years on the open seas were fascinating too. I learned so much, and think I may have caught the sailing bug. It's off to the local lake / sailing club for me ... Thanks for a great afternoon. I would love to come again soon!"
Doug S, via Trip Advisor
"Just brilliant from start to finish - thank you - will definitely be back for more"
Tim B, via Facebook
"Thank you Jono and Paul for a magical experience. I am a complete novice and wouldn't let go of anything/anyone to start with (and we hadn't set off yet!) but I was made to feel completely at ease and even had a steer of the boat. A lovely day which I hope to repeat."
Pauline A, via Facebook
"So this morning my besties and I went for a little jaunt up the river Hamble. We were on the 1930's exquisite gentleman's launch Betsie Jane, skippered Dom and hosted by Jeff. Breakfast pastries, tea and coffee were consumed, along with a lovely view and knowledgeable staff telling us some of the history of the river and of the boat itself. Perfect, just perfect. This is a must do. Thank you for a lovely morning"
Alyz27, via Trip Advisor