Fast boat rides out to the Maunsell Forts off Whitstable and the wind farms.
The cost of a seat on the boat is £40 and it is about a hours trip to go and have a look at the forts and the wind farms, the boat can take about 7 people not including the skipper, if you would like to hire the boat and skipper for the hour it is £250 and if you would like to hire it for 2 hours and go and look at the seals in the estuary between Whitstable Faversham and Sheppy then that is £350.
This is our 7.8m Ribeye, it is capable of 40 knots in comfort and can take 7 guests out to the forts in about 14 minutes on a calm day. It has a powerful 250hp Yamaha engine which is fairly quiet for such a large engine.
The Maunsell forts built in world war 2 have had a interesting history, once protecting the thames estuary from German war planes and then becoming the home for a pirate radio station learn all about them on our trip.
A short trip to the east are the Wind turbines on the Kentish flats, these are massive when you get up close, and it is interesting seeing the forts that were cutting edge in there time to the modern green wind turbines 6.2 miles from Whitstable.
At present we have not actually got a time table when we are running the trips but this will be becoming shortly, the boat though is available for hire, please just email us with the day your thinking or wanting it firstname.lastname@example.org . The trips can be customised around you and take between 1-3 hours, a highlight after seeing the forts and wind farms is to have a leisurely trip down the Swale estuary to try and spot the seals basking on the mud between Faversham and the Isle of Sheppy.
The cost of hiring the boat starts at £250 for your own private ride to some amazing places, hopefully soon we will have a time table available for individual seats that will start at £40 a head for a hours ride to the forts.