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Solar Heritage Boat Trips

West Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW, England
+44 1243 513275
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An hour well spent

Very pleasant float around harbour area with knowledgeable commentary form ex BA pilot in charge... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
vrh79
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Oxshott, United Kingdom
Unique boat trip!

We enjoyed a trip from Emsworth into the Chichester Harbour. Lovely quiet boat,knowledgable staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dolly186406
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Take a trip through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an experienced guide to help you learn about the natural and cultural environment of Chichester Harbour. The Solar Heritage engines are virtually silent as you glide along with plenty of time to admire the view and get up close to many of the birds and habitats that make this place so special. Passenger trips, taking up to 50 people are available throughout the year, departing from both Itchenor and Emsworth.
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West Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pleasant float around harbour area with knowledgeable commentary form ex BA pilot in charge. The quietness due to solar is lovely. £8.50/adult.

Thank vrh79
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a trip from Emsworth into the Chichester Harbour. Lovely quiet boat,knowledgable staff. A trip certainly worth taking. Just takes an hour, so easy to fit it.it is nice to approach Emsworth from the sea giving a different perspective. It looks very welcoming!More

Thank Dolly186406
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dolly1086406 Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a pleasant trip. From September the Solar Heritage will be back in Itchenor - you may like to take a trip out from there to get another perspective on the harbour. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very well organised trip with lovely, knowledgeable staff. Blankets and binoculars were provided and the commentary was fascinating. There was a large group of wheelchair users and everyone was looked after with kindness and compassion. Well done all at Solar Heritage.

Thank nigel s
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

So pleased you enjoyed the trip and you were well looked after.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I had a lovely trip on the boat with friends on a sunny afternoon. The skipper was very knowledgable and told us all about the local area and history. The boat itself was incredibly quiet which makes it ideal for wildlife spotting. We saw basking...More

Thank Chris L
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Chris Thank you for the great review - just so pleased you had such a great time out there. You were very lucky with your wildlife spotting too. Regards Rose Events Administrator

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We've just come home from a brilliant trip on Solar Heritage, Chichester Harbour Conservancy's special solar powered catamaran. This trip was organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Solent Forum which is a partnership of over 50 organisations all working together to protect the...More

Thank j0hnarn0tt
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi John Thanks for your glowing review. So pleased you had such a good day. Rose Events Administrator

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A well organised tour with great commentary. A relaxed friendly atmosphere make this a perfect meander out to East Head at West Wittering, along the Chichester Channel. Although showing its age, the solar powered vessel does the job and is run by a great group...More

Thank Nige401
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your review. Full of useful information for people too! Rose

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted too take my 87 year old father for a trip out somewhere. He loved the one and a half hour trip. My daughter also came with us. I think it's a well run trip with knowledgeable staff who could not be nicer and at...More

Thank Lizandmatthew
819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Matthew Great to hear you and your family had a good time out on the boat. Look forward to hosting you for the birthday party. Regards Rose Events Administrator

Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Solar Heritage is a very stable, roomy and quiet catamaran. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a sunny day and we saw lots of birds. Teas, coffees and biscuits are provided (charity contribution), there is a toilet on board and the...More

Thank Debra P
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Thank you for your very positive review - we are glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

A lovely little pootle in the solar powered catamaran around Chichester harbour. The talk was very informative and full of interesting facts. We did spot a seal but it didn't hang around, which was a shame! The quietness of the boat was a real bonus,...More

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CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Glad you enjoyed your trip - great that you saw a seal.

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A very informative tour around Chichester Harbour. Mick the captain gave a comprehensive commentary throughout the trip with great knowledge of local history going back to Roman times, along with current trivia of famous residents who live around the harbour. His knowledge of wildlife pointing...More

Thank Barry C
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Thank you for your review - delighted to hear that you think the trip is good value for money. We do endeavour to make this unique access to this special Harbour affordable.

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bubblespompey
5 May 2017|
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Response from 819roset |
Good morning Barbara - thanks for your message - lots of answers too - so here goes: 1 - Timetable to the end of May on the Conservancy website - otherwise please phone 01243 513275 - also lots more info on website 2 - Up to... More
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ChristabelSouthWales
31 July 2016|
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Response from CHAONB | Property representative |
Sorry we missed this question - the Solar Heritage departs from Itchenor for most of the year but does go across to Emsworth for the school summer holiday period. We are looking at an alternative site on the Hampshire side... More
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amysampson
8 April 2016|
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Response from CHAONB | Property representative |
Hi Amy Thank you for your message. The boat is undergoing an upgrade of its power storage system at present. Trips are expected to resume mid to late May. Sorry we are not able to accommodate you on 18 April. Perhaps... More
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