All of our skippers are fully licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard agency and are First Aid Trained, most have been with us for over twenty years. Each skipper carries a VHF marine radio and mobile phone and is in constant contact with the office. All boats comply with the Maritime & coastguard agency. The larger boats are fully licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard agency with an annual hull and safety equipment check with random inspections to ensure all is in order. We also have buoyancy tanks fitted to our boats. On all the boats we have the necessary equipment to ensure your safety, such as life jackets, life rafts and fire extinguishers. This is only for precaution and we have never needed to use such items in the past.
Our guidlines are that you will need to:
1. Book in advance by telephone.
2. Be able to embark/disembark without the assistance of our staff.
3. Follow the current legislation.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to embark/disembark without the assistance of our staff.
There is usually a short walk of 3 minutes – which is not wheelchair friendly – to get to the departure point for the boats. As a general guide if you can get in and out of a car you should have no difficulty getting in and out of our boats. There are ramps not steps.
Please inform us of any relevant medical or physical conditions when you book/collect your tickets, we will be happy to advise or assist where we can. We do sometimes bring the boat up to the quayside, on some tides, which means a much shorter walk. Please inform the crew onboard of any conditions that may effect your safety in an emergency.