Boat Trips

Discover the harbour by boat. Choose from a relaxing Harbour Cruise onboard our eco-friendly tour boat Solar Heritage, or an amazing sailing experience on the beautifully restored 1895 Oyster Boat Terror.

Solar Heritage

Throughout the year you can join us for a trip on our solar-powered catamaran Solar Heritage. The boat is virtually silent and is a great way to visit the Harbour and learn more about the wildlife and history of this special place.  

Our Trips

Harbour Discovery Tour


Seal Safari

Evening Sunset Cruise

Sailings depart from Emsworth or Itchenor (seasonal/ tide dependent) and Harbour Discovery Trips are typically 1.5 hours. See timetable for available trips and sailing times.

Each sailing offers the opportunity to get up close to many of the birds and habitats that make this place so special. Knowledgeable guides provide commentary whilst you travel and some selected trips include experts to help you spot and learn about the birds and harbour seals.

The boat is very accessible with a large, stable deck, plenty of seating and space to move around and take in the stunning views.

Solar Heritage is also available for a private trip, celebration or group outing. To discuss your plans please contact the office on 01243 513275 or

Oyster Boat Terror

Oyster Boat Terror is a beautifully restored Victorian wooden sailing boat that originally supported the oyster industry in Emsworth. She was restored with Heritage Lottery funding between 2004 and 2006, and is owned by the Conservancy and maintained by volunteers from the Friends of Chichester Harbour. Terror is available for two-hour skippered trips in Chichester Harbour between May and September each year. Once used to transfer oysters ashore from larger boats in the Harbour, Terror is now used exclusively for leisure sailing trips.

Visit the Oyster boat Terror website to find out more about her history and to book a trip on this beautiful sailing boat.