Cruising aboard Betsie Jane transports you back to the bygone era of the 1930s and whilst relaxing in her safe and comfortable cockpit, you will feel truly special, as the beautiful lines of this unique and historic vessel turn heads wherever she travels.
There is plenty to see as we gently meander up the majestic River Hamble through the 1000s of yachts moored on this River, which is also a hive of other water craft of all shapes and sizes. Nestled among the boats, the banks of this River are also the home to a wide variety of marine wildlife, with the River often described as a birdwatchers paradise.
As we leave from the mouth of the River we pass through the riverside villages of Hamble and Warsash. Heading inland you will have the best spot to view the numerous Marinas and impressive Riverside houses that line the River Hamble, before the River widens out into the Bursledon Pool by the Jolly Sailor Pub and the Elephant Boatyard. It is here that the 74-Gun, HMS Elephant was built in 1786, a warship chosen by Nelson as his flagship during the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. More recently the area was made famous during the filming of the classic TV show Howards Way.
Find out more about the Historic Betsie Jane here.
Afternoon Cake CruiseImportant stuff to know:
2017 dates run from 2pm to 3:30pm
2018 dates run from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Trip starts and finishes from our base at Hamble Point Marina
Available on selected midweek and weekend dates
Betsie Jane is crewed by a professional Skipper and Mate, who will be on hand to look after you throughout your trip. If you are booking individual spaces you will share your experience with other individuals, couples or small groups. There will be a maximum of 10 guests on board.
Afternoon Cake includes unlimited tea and coffee, orange juice and a selection of cakes. Special diets catered for - notify us at the time of booking.
Participants must be aged 14 or over for scheduled trips. Under 14s can come as part of an exclusive charter group. There is no upper age limit for Betsie Jane.
We welcome participants with disabilities, however to retain the historic nature of Betsie Jane we are limited in the adaptations we are able to make to the vessel. Participants will need to walk down two steep steps to get onto the boat and unfortunately Betsie Jane is not adapted to take wheelchairs aboard. If you would like to discuss mobility requirements for a trip aboard Betsie Jane please do not hesitate to contact us on 02380 988966 and we would be delighted to make an appointment to view the boat before booking.
To book a trip select the number of participants and then choose either an open dated voucher or specific date from the drop down box. If you need any help please don't hesitate to give us a call on 02380 988966.
Buying a gift:
All our experiences make great gifts! You can choose from a printable pdf voucher and postal gift pack in the cart.
Changing your booking:
If you have booked onto a specific date you can change the date of your booking free of charge up to 14 days before your trip. Changed your mind? Contact us within 14 days of purchase for a full refund. See our terms and conditions of booking for full details.