PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD, GUNWHARF QUAYS AND SPINNAKER TOWER LUXURY SAILING HOLIDAYS AND BOAT TRIPS
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EXPERIENCE NELSON'S HMS VICTORY, HMS WARRIOR and THE MARY ROSE MUSEUM mixed with some GREAT SHOPPING and EATING OUT in GUNWHARF QUAYS and THE SPINNAKER TOWER
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SALAMANDER OF LYMINGTON
with The Salamander Sailing Adventure
THE SALAMANDER PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD LUXURY SAILING HOLIDAYS AND BOAT TRIPS for NELSON'S HMS VICTORY, HMS WARRIOR AND THE MARY ROSE MUSEUM, GUNWHARF QUAYS AND THE SPINNAKER TOWER
Discover Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with a Salamander Luxury Sailing Holiday Short Break Weekend Break Boat Trip | Brief Description
Your Salamander Sailing Adventure short break or weekend break holiday starts immediately you step on board Salamander, an ocean going sailing yacht which has circumnavigated the world with its owner skipper.
A two or three day cruise sailing in the Solent from Lymington to Portsmouth, with overnight accommodation on board Salamander in Gunwharf Quays, a 7 minute walk from the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, offering either a 1 night or a 2 night stop, sailing back to Lymington the next day.
Most visitors find it difficult to see all the attractions the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has to offer in a single day. The Salamander Sailing Adventure with complimentary tickets valid for multiple return entries during your stay on board Salamander offers you the opportunity to spread your visit at a leisurely pace over 2 or 3 days, or even longer.
The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to many famous ships and attractions, including:-
HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy.
The Mary Rose, Henry VIII's favourite warship from the 16th century, sunk in the Solent in 1545 and raised from the seabed over 470 years later in 1982. Her dramatic story is now revealed in full inside an award-winning Museum.
HMS Warrior 1860, the fastest, largest and most powerful warship in the world when she was launched. Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship and the pride of Queen Victoria’s Fleet.
On the other side of the harbour, in Gosport, a complimentary waterbus away, is the Royal Navy Submarine Museum where you can visit HMS Alliance Britain's only remaining WW2 submarine.
There is so much to see and do from your yacht berthed in Gunwharf Quays. As well as the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays is a modern retail destination with 90 outlet stores offering up to 60% discount off designer goods and 30 restaurants, bars and cafés as well as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower offering spectacular views for miles around.
Salamander of Lymington in front of the Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays and the 3-masted HMS Warrior in the background, only a 5 min walk away - How to visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in style!
Your weekend break or short break sailing holiday 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
How to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Luxury Weekend Break or Short Break Sailing Holiday Boat Trip | Departure Details
The Salamander Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boat Trip will normally depart Berthon Lymington Marina. On the passage to Portsmouth, there will be views of Lymington River, the New Forest and the Solent and across to Yarmouth and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, before we enter Portsmouth Harbour.
Salamander will berth at Gunwharf Quays a 7 minute walk from the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Departure times for this Adventure are bespoke, depending on the day you choose as passages to and from Portsmouth can be wind and tide dependant.
Both Portsmouth and Lymington are well served by trains making connections overland between the two very easy.
What's included in the price?
2 or 3 day cruise with overnight accommodation and breakfast on board Salamander for up to 6 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.
Afternoon tea or evening cocktails.
Soft drinks, tea and coffee are available throughout your stay on board Salamander.
Parking adjacent to Salamander in Berthon Lymington Marina, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3YL
Berthing fees at Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard "Full Navy Ticket" This gives you access to all the attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum
*Based upon a minimum of 4 guests. Full Navy Ticket subject to availability and cost.
What's not included ?
Meals while Salamander is berthed at Gunwharf Quays, excepting breakfast which is included. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Gunwharf Quays.
Tickets to the Spinnaker Tower are not included as these have to be booked for specific times of day and The Mary Rose Museum.
Shop till you drop with 90 Outlet Shops Offering up to 60% Discount off Designer Goods in Gunwharf Quays
Then choose from over 30 Restaurants to for Some Great Eating Out in Gunwharf Quays
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.
A 7 minute walk from Salamander in Gunwharf Quays to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
TESTIMONIAL - WHAT DO THE SALAMANDER SAILING ADVENTURE GUESTS SAY ?
“Amazing day out to Cowes and weekend away!”
"Booked a weekend trip to Lymington including a day trip to Cowes with a bunch of friends and I must say it was one of the best experiences I have had. The hosts (Sue and Chris) were very accommodating and friendly - Chris even let me steer the yacht! The cooked breakfast was amazing quality and in sum a great break. Can not recommend enough! "
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