BEAULIEU RIVER LUXURY BOAT TRIP
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LUNCH at THE MASTER BUILDER'S HOTEL, BUCKLER'S HARD, BEAULIEU
SALAMANDER OF LYMINGTON
with The Salamander Sailing Adventure
THE SALAMANDER BEAULIEU RIVER LUXURY BOAT TRIP including LUNCH at the quirky luxury 18th Century MASTER BUILDER'S HOTEL, BUCKLER'S HARD, BEAULIEU
The best way to see the Beaulieu River with The Salamander Beaulieu River Luxury Boat Trip
A full-day cruise exploring the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River, as far as Buckler’s Hard, originally named ‘Montagu Town’ by John, 2nd Duke of Montagu.
Your Salamander Beaulieu River Boat Trip includes a welcoming champagne breakfast on board Salamander of Lymington, a sumptuous 3-course à la carte lunch ashore in the Riverview Restaurant or the Yachtsman's Bar at the 18th century Master Builder’s Hotel in Buckler's Hard, famed for its Quirky Luxury on the picturesque bank of the Beaulieu River and afternoon tea back on board Salamander, your private yacht for the day, on your return passage to Lymington.
Peaceful and sheltered, the Beaulieu River offers tranquillity and picturesque displays of natural beauty. Its undeveloped banks play host to an exceptional variety of flora and fauna, where woodland gives way to tidal saltmarsh. Marking the south eastern edge of the Beaulieu Estate, the Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned estuaries in the world.
The river and its environs form part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which offers habitat for many resident and migrant wildfowl and waders – some 200 species in all.
Departure Details for a Salamander Beaulieu River Boat Trip
The Salamander Beaulieu River Boat Trip will normally depart Berthon Lymington Marina at 10.00, viewing Lymington Town Quay, Lymington River, the Solent with views across to Yarmouth and the Isle of Wight, before entering the Beaulieu River itself, stopping in Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu for lunch and returning to Lymington at approximately 16.00.
Times may vary slightly as this Adventure is tide and weather dependant to enter the Beaulieu River.
Bespoke arrangements can also be made to meet guests in Lymington, Buckler's Hard on the Beaulieu River, Southampton, the Hamble, Portsmouth and Gosport in Hampshire, Cowes and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Poole in Dorset.
Departure times can be agreed to suit guest’s wishes.
Lymington, Yarmouth, Cowes, Hamble, Southampton, Portsmouth and Poole are well served by trains and ferries making overland connections for boarding and disembarking Salamander very easy.
Lymington, The New Forest and the Isle of Wight are unique destination venues for some amazing scenery, with luxurious boutique hotels and excellent fine dining providing the perfect backdrop to combine with some wonderful sailing on board Salamander, a traditional yacht with a classically designed teak interior.
Transfers from hotels can be arranged.
Buckler’s Hard developed into a hive of shipbuilding activity in the late 1700s. With New Forest oak on the doorstep, it was ideally situated for such a task. The cottages that line the unusually wide street – where logs and planks were once piled – housed tradesmen and labourers. Shipbuilding here went into decline shortly after the Napoleonic wars, but the village has remained unspoilt by the passage of time. In the Maritime Museum you can discover the fascinating story of the village, its residents and the ships they built, including Nelson’s favourite warship HMS Agamemnon.
Many fine old naval ships were built at Buckler’s Hard. In fact you can still see the old grassy ‘slips’ just below the Master Builder's Hotel. The hotel buildings had been the residence of the shipbuilder Mr Henry Adams.
Salamander of Lymington - your luxury 58 foot yacht for the day
Your cruise will be on board the luxury 58 foot ocean-going sailing yacht Salamander of Lymington, which has successfully circumnavigated the world with the current skipper. You will be able to try your hand under supervision, if you wish, or you can sit back and luxuriate in the warmth of the teak pilot house saloon with great wrap round windows. Salamander is heated and perfectly suited for year round use, both sailing and cruising under motor.
The Georgian Town of Lymington from onboard Salamander
What's included in the price for a Salamander Beaulieu River Boat Trip?
Full-day cruise on Salamander for up to 12 guests.
A professional crew of 3, probably the highest crew to guest ratio on the south coast, usually including the round the world owner skipper with tales to tell, so you may relax or take part ... it's up to you.
Full dedicated steward service on board serving a champagne breakfast to include a glass of bucks fizz, a bacon roll, Danish bites and tea or coffee.
Harbour fees for Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour
Sumptuous 3-course lunch** ashore in The Riverview Restaurant or the Yachtsman's Bar, subject to availability, at the 18th century Master Builder's Hotel, Buckler's Hard, Quirky Luxury on the bank of the Beaulieu River. If the Riverview Restaurant is not available for any reason lunch will be available in the Yachtsman's Bar instead.
Afternoon tea including a selection of scones and cakes on board Salamander of Lymington
Soft drinks, tea and coffee are available throughout the day on board Salamander of Lymington
Parking adjacent to Salamander in Berthon Lymington Marina, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3YL
*Based upon a minimum of 4 guests
**Drinks with the meal at the Master Builder's Hotel are not included in the package cost and will be payable directly to the hotel.
Lymington, where Salamander is normally based, is well worth a visit on foot, a charming Georgian town with cobbled streets, with many hotels, banks, pubs, restaurants and independent shops, lying between the New Forest and the Solent, the most famous stretch of sheltered water in the world of sailing, the venue of so many world class events, and just around the corner from the Beaulieu River, Cowes, Yarmouth, The National Trust Reserve at Newtown River, Portsmouth, Southampton, and last but not least the world famous and iconic Needles on the Isle of Wight.
Solid teak interior - warm pilot house with great all round visibility
TESTIMONIAL - WHAT DO THE SALAMANDER SAILING ADVENTURE GUESTS SAY ?
“Fantastic day !”
"We spent a fantastic day sailing on Salamander. This beautiful boat has sailed around the world and our day out gave us a great opportunity to try sailing under the great care of its skipper, Chris and Sue and Julian. Their expertise shows. They are very professional and great company.
Warm croissants and pain au chocolate were served on deck as we sailed out the marina!
Navigating the Solent and the Beaulieu River under a mix of engine and sail, we discovered that sailing can be gentle and relaxing or made as fast and exciting as you like.
This trip is great for families and a great way to spend the day together.
Our two teenage children had a ball and were thrilled to take the helm on the return sail. Tea and cake was a perfect ending to the day.
We all felt as if we had been away for a weekend’s adventure, best of all the experience is long lasting and still puts a smile on our faces. Couldn’t fault anything. Can’t wait to do it again !"
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