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THE SALAMANDER MUDEFORD and STEAMER POINT LUXURY BOAT TRIP including PICNIC LUNCH created by multi award-winning Michelin recommended chef Andrew Du Bourg


The best way to see the colourful beach huts in Mudeford Sandbank and Highcliffe Beach at Steamer Point is with The Salamander Mudeford and Steamer Point Luxury Boat Trip

A full-day cruise exploring Christchurch Bay, Mudeford, Sandbank, Steamer Point, Highcliffe, the Needles, Alum Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay on the western end of the Isle of Wight.

This is one of our longer days out for anyone who would like to experience cruising over 20 nautical miles crossing Christchurch Bay for Mudeford Sandbank and Steamer Point, stopping for lunch on anchor beneath Steamer Point Nature Reserve. There will be ample time to enjoy cruising without any time restraints. Salamander will aim to return via the Needles taking in the sights of Alum Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay on the western end of the Isle of Wight, as well as Hurst Castle and Hurst Lighthouse.


Itineraries may be adjusted by agreement on the day to take into account the weather.

Your Salamander Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip includes a welcoming champagne breakfast on board Salamander of Lymington, an exquisite mouth-watering picnic lunch prepared by Andrew Du Bourg, head chef at the multi award-winning Elderflower Restaurant and afternoon tea on your return passage back to Lymington on your exclusive charter yacht for the day.


Mudeford is well known for its sandy beaches and colourful beach huts, reputedly the most expensive in the country.

Steamer Point gained its name after Lord Stuart de Rothsay used a paddle steamer as a site office for the construction of Highcliffe Castle.


The paddle steamer was beached in a small inlet and jammed between two large trees around 1830. Later the paddle steamer became a beach house for about 60 years but fell into disuse and dereliction.


The world renown Needles form the dramatic eastern end of the Jurassic ridge of chalk which once upon a time joined what is now the Isle of Wight with Old Harry Rocks in Dorset 12.5 nautical miles away.  This chalk ridge has now completely eroded away and what remains now lies submerged below Christchurch Bay.


​Hurst Castle was built by Henry VIII commanding the narrow entrance to the Solent, and was  used as a prison for eminent 17th century captives, including Charles I. It was later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries and played a role in defending the western Solent from invasion threats from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second World War.

Andrew has worked for Derick Quelch of the Goring hotel, London, at Clarence House, assisting with State Banquets and charity fund raising dinners. Andrew then honed his skills at top London restaurants working for Chris Galvin of The Wolseley, Phil Howard of The Square and Pascal Aussignac of Club Gascon where he progressed to Head Chef. With a desire to re-locate to the South Coast, Andrew became Head Chef at 5* Chewton Glen Hotel before setting up with his wife, Marjolaine, the Elderflower Restaurant in Lymington.

The Elderflower Restaurant, is operated from a grade 2 listed building in a cobbled Quay Street in the heart of the beautiful Georgian town of Lymington, sited between the New Forest and the Solent.

Andrew and Marjolaine's aim is to bring fun back into dining, encompassing imaginative cooking, relaxed but efficient service in a stunning venues.

Departure Details for The Salamander Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip


The Salamander Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip will normally depart Berthon Lymington Marina at 09.00, viewing Lymington Town Quay, Lymington River, the Solent with views across to Yarmouth and the Isle of Wight, passing both Hurst Lighthouse and Hurst Castle, for Mudeford and Steamer Point with views of the world-famous and iconic Needles, returning to Lymington at approximately 17.00.


Times may vary slightly as this Adventure is tide and weather dependent. Actual trip may be revised by agreement to suit the weather on the day.

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.


What's included in the price for a Salamander Mudeford and Steamer Point 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 champagne, wine, beers soft drinks, tea and coffee.​


  • Picnic lunch specially prepared for you by Lymington's multi award-winning 5-star chef Andrew Du Bourg of the Michelin recommended Elderflower Restaurant.


  • Parking adjacent to Salamander in Berthon Lymington Marina, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3YL

*Based upon a minimum of 5 guests

Salamander Sailing Adventure Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip with Picnic Lunch specially prepared by multi award-winning chef Andrew Du Bourg of the Michelin recommended Elderflower Restaurant in Lymington Call or Text 07798 524111

A fantastic day out – Salamander under full sail ready with crew to take you where the wind blows

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.



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Salamander’s home port of Lymington in Hampshire - Town Quay with colourful fishing boats and sailing yachts moored alongside

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.

Comfortable and warm inside for all seasons for your Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip

Close up with the Needles with your Mudeford and Steamer Point Boat Trip 



“Brilliant day at sea!”

"We spent a brilliant day aboard the Salamander, celebrating my husband's birthday. The crew were so friendly, attentive and helpful.

We had all types of weather on the day, so we spent some time out on the deck and also inside. The interior of the boat is spacious and comfortable, unlike other boats of this type.

Our kids had a lovely time as well, and the crew did everything to involve them too, and make them feel like they were part of the adventure. This was not easy, given that one of them is a teenager and the other is a toddler!

We will definitely sail again next time we visit the Isle of Wight or the New Forest.."

Lioryf - TripAdvisor Review


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