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OBORNE HOUSE and OSBORNE BAY ISLE OF WIGHT LUXURY BOAT TRIP including PICNIC LUNCH created by multi award-winning and Michelin recommended chef Andrew Du Bourg


Where to see the best view of famous Osborne House and Osborne Bay on the Isle of Wight with The Salamander Needles Isle of Wight Luxury Boat Trip


A full-day cruise exploring the eastern end of the Isle of Wight as far Osborne Bay, passing the entrance to Beaulieu River and Cowes.


Your Salamander Osborne Bay and Osborne House 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.


Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat.

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.

Blue skies – 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.

Salamander of Lymington - Home port Lymington a charming Georgian cobbled town in Hampshire on the South Coast

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.

Departure Details for The Salamander Osborne House and Osborne Bay Boat Trip


The Salamander Osborne House and Osborne Bay Isle of Wight Boat Trip will normally depart Berthon Lymington Marina at 10.00, with views of Lymington River, Yarmouth, Beaulieu River, Cowes and the Isle of Wight, anchoring in Osborne Bay for lunch and returning to Lymington at approximately 16.00.


Times may vary slightly as this Adventure is tide and weather dependant.


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 Osborne House and Osborne Bay Isle of Wight 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



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Salamander Sailing Adventure Osborne House and Osborne Bay 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

Comfortable and warm inside for all seasons for your Osborne House and Osborne Bay Boat Trip



Fabulous Sailing on Salamander

"We had a fabulous day with Sue and Chris on their beautiful yacht Salamander, sailing from Lymington to the Isle of Wight for lunch and return.

Chris and Sue have sailed the world on Salamander and their experience shows, immediately from the warm welcome aboard to the fond farewells at the end of a great day out.


Thank you for your hospitality, inspirational tales, yummy food, endless cups of tea and for making us feel so comfortable on a sailing boat.."

Barbronchester, Australia - TripAdvisor Review


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