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.
We must all follow the latest rules so you will need to :
- Follow the latest rules on social distancing ( currently 1 meter +)
- Book in advance by telephone and give contact details, which will be kept securely for 21 days.
- Follow staff instructions at all times.
- Be able to embark/disembark without the assistance of our staff.
- Use your own covid19 approved hand sanitiser just prior boarding the boats.
- Follow the current legislation and wear your own face covering at all times whilst on-board.
- Respect that during an emergency situation social distancing may not be possible at all times.
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.