Boat Trips

Discover Chichester Harbour by boat and enjoy the wildlife, views and protected harbour habitats of this beautiful and unique National Landscape. 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 area. The boat is open-sided with superb panoramic harbour views. There is a large, stable deck with plenty of seating and freedom to move around once the trip is underway.

Our Trips

Harbour Discovery – a wonderful way to experience the beauty and tranquility of Chichester Harbour with commentary from knowledgable crew.

Seal Safari – a special trip which offers a quiet and peaceful way to explore the harbour and the perfect way to observe the seals in their natural habitat. With expert commentary (departing Itchenor).

Birdwatching – a wonderful way to experience the great variety of birds that frequent the harbour, with expert commentary (Autumn-Winter-Spring departing Itchenor).

Evening Sunset Cruises and live music trips – a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Chichester Harbour at this special time of day.

Sailings depart from Emsworth or Itchenor (seasonal/ tide dependent). See timetable for available trips and sailing times including ‘Dog-friendly’ sailings. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

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.