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ere! h t y o Ah Welcome aboard! If you are lucky enough to live on the Isle of Wight, you already know that being on a small Island where the coast is never more than a short drive away in every direction is one of the very best things about being here. The Solent and the open sea along the back of the Wight is our castle moat, separating us from the mainland and the rest of Europe. As a visitor you’ll find that the sea is everywhere; in our history, our art and culture, our food and drink, the songs we sing, and the work we do. The Festival of the Sea attempts to bring together some of those elements and influences across the Island and share them with visitors and local residents alike. You’ll find some genuine hidden pearls and gems within the pages of the guide, so please see as much as you can, stay for as long as you can,

500th Anniversary of Trinity House at St Catherine’s Lighthouse See page 4

and come back soon... David Thornton Chief Executive, Visit Isle of Wight Ltd

Photograph: Phillip Cruddace

Monday 16th to Monday 23rd June

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Round the Island Yacht Race Sea Safari

Celebrities of the Seabed Sea Safari 500th Anniversary of Trinity House at St Catherine’s Lighthouse Coastal Gardening with alé FinCoastal l a v ti the Gardener Fes Evening Trip to Lymington Follies, Smugglers & Shipwrecks Mini-coach Tour

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Round the Island Mini-coach Tour

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Seafood Barbecue at the Winter Gardens

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6 Literatours 6 Messing About In Boats - An Art Exhibition 6 Michelangelo Restaurant - Seafood Special 7 Missy J Café - Seafood Special 7 Murder at the Manor 7 Nautical English Ale Festival 8 Nautical Fancy Dress Party 8 Newtown Maritime Explorer Mini-coach Tour 8 Pearl Masterclasses 8 Photo Exhibition: Sandown’s 9 Guith Shantymen Songs of the Sea

Sea Connections

Round the Island Race Village featuring Red Funnel Food Show

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Round the Island Race - Pastries & Cream Teas at Chale Bay Farm

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J.P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

Round the Island Yacht Race Spectator Cruise

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Sea Themed Experience at the Three Buoys Restaurant

Seaside ‘Sun Printing’ Family Workshop at Freshwater Bay

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Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Osborne House

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Summer Solstice Fossil Walk

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Sunset Cruise to the Needles Lighthouse Sustainable Seafood Supper at The Seaview Hotel Taste of the Sea Cooking Demo & Taste of the Sea Tasting Menu at The Hambrough Hotel

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The Garlic Farm Seafood Mezze

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Tree Boating with Goodleaf What Knot Crafts Exhibition Zoo by the Sea Maritime Weekend

Festival Finalé

ALL AT SEA – IOW’s first annual beach festival

Live Music at Waterside Locations Welcoming Berths – Inspiring waterside accommodation to suit all budgets

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22 Discover the Island’s rich maritime history 24 More seafaring shenanigans...

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Coastal Gardening with the Coastal Gardener Gerry Price, aka The Coastal Gardener, will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening by the sea. Browse through our collection of gardening-by-the-sea books, see native coastal plants growing in our garden and go home with a plant or two from our nursery. 21/06/2014 | 10.30 - 16.00 | Blue Haze | 24 Beachfield

Celebrities of the Seabed Lobster Sea Safari

Road, Bembridge PO35 5TN | 07977 550050

Enjoy a coastal cruise past secluded bays

Evening Trip to Lymington

and coves to the old harbour at Ventnor. Pull

An evening cruise to the market town of

lobster pots and seabed nets and then

Lymington to enjoy restaurants and pubs.

experience a fast cruise back to town.

18 – 19/06/2014 | 18:00 – 21:00 | Needles Pleasure Cruises,

17 - 18/06/2014 | 13:00 | Ocean Blue Sea Charters |

Cobblers, Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth PO41 0UR | Adult -

Ocean Blue Quay, Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JR

£8.50 | Child - £6.50 | 01983 761587 | Booking essential

£15 per adult | £12 per child | 07980 986232 | Booking essential

500th Anniversary of Trinity House at St Catherine’s Lighthouse

Follies, Smugglers & Shipwrecks mini-coach tour A guided mini-coach tour stopping at Puckpool Battery, Bembridge Fort/Culver

For 500 years Trinity House has tirelessly served

Downs, Blackgang View Point, Chale

the mariner, dedicated to the safety of seafarers.

Churchyard and Godshill, pointing out all the

To honour the 500th anniversary of this

interesting facts along the route.

respected organisation, St Catherine’s Lighthouse

17/06/2014 | 10:00 – 17:00 | Island Explorer | Adult £20 |

will be open for guided tours during the Festival

Child £13 | Family of 4 £60 (2 ad + 2 ch) | 01983 475399 |

of the Sea and all children aged 15 and under will

Booking essential

receive a free lighthouse-related goody bag. 16,17,18,19,20,22,23/06/2014 | 13:00 - 16:00 | St Catherine’s Lighthouse, Nr Niton, Ventnor PO38 2NG | Adults £4.00 reduced admission for children under 16,

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students, senior citizens and families. | 01983 730435

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Guith Shantymen Songs of the Sea

Michelangelo Restaurant - Seafood Special

Popular local musicians, Guith Shantymen, will

A restaurant favoured with glorious sea views,

be performing a selection of ‘Songs of the

Michelagelo’s will be offering a sea festival

Sea’ on-board Wightlink sailings between

catch and seafood speciality daily.

Portsmouth and Fishbourne.

16/06/2014 – 23/06/2014 | 30 St Thomas Street, Ryde

21/06/2014 | 12:00 – 16:00

PO33 2DL | 01983 811966

Literatours Time-travelling literary coach tour around the

Missy J Café - Seafood Special

Island featuring the voices of Celia Imrie, Hugh

This attractive family-run café will be offering

Bonneville and Richard E Grant. The 4-hour

lunchtime specials and seafood platters.

tour will include anecdotes from the Island’s

16/06/2014 – 23/06/2014 | 64 George Street, Ryde PO33

literary history, with readings of poetry, letters

2AJ | 01983 612666

and diaries of the celebrated literary and historical figures who have lived on the Island, along with music from Island composers. Includes 40-minute lunch stop at a seafront location. (Cost of lunch not included) 22/06/2014 | 10:00-15:00 | Departs Cowes Parade Adult - £27.00 | Concession - £25.00 | www.literatours.org.uk | Booking essential

Messing About In Boats An Art Exhibition

Murder at the Manor A unique interactive 1920s themed murder mystery entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of Mottistone Gardens. Bring a picnic and a bottle. 1920s fancy dress optional. 21/06/2014 | Gates open 18:00, investigation commences 18:45 | Mottistone Gardens | Mottistone | PO30 4ED £12.00 per person | 01983 741302 | Booking essential

An exhibition of works by notable Island artists

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Osborne House

Kate Christie and Beck Samuelson.

See page 13

17/06/2014 - 24/06/2014 | 10:00 – 17:00 | Green Buoy Arts | 9 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RZ | www.greenbuoyarts.com Entrance is FREE

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Nautical English Ale Festival Join the locals at this Real English Ale Festival

Photo Exhibition: Sandown’s Sea Connections

with nautical-themed beers.

Sandown Library celebrates Festival of the

16/06/2014 – 23/06/2014 | 11:00-23:00 Cowes Ale House

Sea with a themed photo exhibition of the

5a Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE | 01983 294027

area’s historic connections to the sea. 17/06/2014 - 23/06/2014 | Open Tues/Thurs/Fri | 09:00

Nautical Fancy Dress Party An evening full of fancy dress fun, music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with DJ Jeff and great beers from around England - all with a nautical theme of course! 21/06/14 | From 19:30 | Cowes Ale House | 5a Shooters Hill, Cowes PO31 7BE | 01983 294027

– 17:00 | Sat 09:30 – 16:30 | Closed 12:30 – 13:30 all days | Sandown Library | High Street, Sandown, PO36 8AF | FREE | 01983 402748

Round the Island Race Village featuring Red Funnel Food Show The Cowes Food Show returns with a Festival of

Newtown Maritime Explorer mini-coach tour Guided mini-coach tour stopping at Cowes Parade (45 mins), Porchfield, Newtown to visit the site of the old harbour, original town hall and the historic town of Yarmouth. 19/06/2014 | 10:00 – 17:00 | Island Explorer | Adult £20.00 | Child £13.00 | Family £60.00 (2 ad + 2 ch) | 01983 475399 | Booking essential

Pearl Masterclasses A fun and informative talk about how pearls are formed in their natural environment. Talks last around 30 minutes and include the opportunity to see even the most valuable of all pearls. 16/06/2014 – 23/06/2014 | Isle of Wight Pearl | Military Road, Brighstone PO30 4DD | FREE | 01983 740352 |

the Sea special. There will be seafood cooking demos at the food theatre from top local chefs, Isle of Wight and guest local producer stalls, children’s entertainment and much more. 21 - 22/06/2014 | 10:00-17:00 | Cowes Yacht Haven PO31 7BD | FREE

Round the Island Race Pastries and Cream Teas at Chale Bay Farm Watch the race as it passes the South Western leg of the course from the Needles to Blackgang Chine, whilst enjoying pastries or a delicious Chale Bay Farm Cream Tea. Nearby St Andrew’s Church will be hosting an exhibition of its 900 years. 21/06/2014 | Military Road, Chale PO38 2JF | 01983 730950 | Booking advisable

Booking essential

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Round the Island Yacht Race Spectator Cruise A spectacular spectator trip amongst the fleet of the Round the Island yachts from Yarmouth through to the Needles Lighthouse. 21/06/2014 | 07:00 – 09:30 | Needles Pleasure Cruises | Departs Yarmouth | Adult - £9.50 | Child - £7.00 | 01983 761587 | Booking essential

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J.P Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

Round the Island Yacht Race Sea Safari

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the

Join OceanBlue crew from Ventnor Haven and

Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing

watch the leaders of the fleet as they race

Club, regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and

around the southern tip of the Island.

around 16,000 sailors, making it the largest

21/06/2014 | 07:50 | Ocean Blue Sea Charters | Ocean

yacht race of its kind in the world and the ave-ho Hefourth largest participation sporting event in

Blue Quay, Esplanade, Ventnor PO38 1JR | £40 per person 07980 986232 | Booking essential

the UK. Competitors come from all over Great Britain, from other parts of Europe and from as far away as Australia and the USA to race the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht

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Round the Island mini-coach tour A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be

l Squadron ‘line’ in Cowes, the massive fleet, Festiva

complete without going ‘Round the Island’.

races westabout to The Needles, around St

traditional clockwise route from Ryde with

often flying brightly coloured spinnakers,

Catherine’s Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes. For those not competing, the Island has many great vantage points to watch the

Our mini-coach tour takes you along the stops on the way. If you’ve never been to the Island before, this is a must day out. The route along the southern coast line of the Island is quite spectacular.

Race unfold, such as Cowes, The Needles and

16/06/2014 | 10:00 – 17:00 | Island Explorer | Adult £20,

St Catherine’s Point. You can also follow the

Child £13 | Family of 4 £60 (2ad + 2 ch) | 01983 475399 |

race online via the Race Tracking and the live

Booking essential

Blog at http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk 21/06/2014 | Race starts at Cowes, view from locations

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island wide

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Sea Themed Experience at the Three Buoys Restaurant

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Osborne House

The evening consists of a welcome sea

An outdoor production by Shakespeare’s

-themed cocktail followed by an oceangoing

Globe of the accessible comedy ‘Much Ado

three-course meal and a live band to entertain

About Nothing’ at Queen Victoria’s Palace by

guests after their meal.

the Sea, Osborne House.

18/06/2014

18/06/2014 - 21/06/2014 | Osborne House | York Avenue,

Three Buoys Restaurant | Appley Lane, Ryde PO33 1ND |

East Cowes PO32 6JX | Tickets are £17 | Concessions £13 |

Tickets priced at £30pp | 01983 811212

Schools £9 | Booking essential | www.quayarts.org

Seafood Barbecue at the Winter Gardens

Summer Solstice Fossil Walk

Seafood Barbecue - all sorts of seafood delights

Go in search of Dinosaurs on this guided fossil

available (including burgers and hot dogs).

walk along Compton Beach.

21/06/2014 | 12.00 - 21.00 | Pier Street | Ventnor

21/06/2014 | 13:00 | Adults £5.00 | Children (ages 3 to 15)

PO38 1SQ | Various prices

£3.80 | Family (2+2) £16.50 | Family (2+3) £19.00 | Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00 | Booking

Seaside ‘Sun Printing’ Family Workshop at Freshwater Bay

essential | www.dinosaurisle.com

Dimbola Museum and Galleries will be holding a

Sunset Cruise to the Needles Lighthouse

Seaside ‘Sun Printing’ Family Workshop at

An evening cruise to the Needles, the

Freshwater Bay. Sun Prints - or cyanotypes - were

distinctive chalk stacks that rise out of the sea

one of the earliest photographic techniques used

and the Needles lighthouse, built by Trinity

by Victorian photographers. They’re a simple, fun

House in 1859.

process which is suitable for all ages. Our

16 - 17/06/2014 | 19:30 | Needles Pleasure Cruises |

workshop will use objects found on the beach to

Cobblers, Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth PO41 0UR | Adult

create sea-themed photographic images which

£8.50 | Child £6.50 | www.needlespleasurecruises.co.uk |

will appear before your eyes like magic!

01983 761587

21/06/2014 | Drop in anytime between 11:00 – 15:00 | Freshwater Bay | FREE (Donations are welcome with all proceeds helping to support the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust) | Booking essential | www.dimbola.co.uk

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Sustainable Seafood Supper at The Seaview Hotel

The Garlic Farm Seafood Mezze

Join us for a family-style sharing seafood

sea by pairing delicious seafood treats with

supper featuring ‘ugly fish’. The menu, created

our own garlicky goodies to create a fabulous

by Bruce Theobald, will include a fish soup

sharing platter for two adults.

made entirely out of ugly fish. “These ugly

16/06/2014 - 23/06/2014 | The Garlic Farm | Mersley

locals taste great and are perfect for a rich,

Lane, Newchurch PO36 0NR | approx £25 to serve 2

rustic fish soup which, put simply, is the real

people | 01983 865378

The Garlic Farm will embrace the spirit of the

flavour of coastal life”. Communal sitting in the Naval Bar. 19/06/2014 | 19:30 | The Seaview Hotel | High Street, Seaview PO34 5EX | £23 per person for 3 courses | 01983 612711 | Booking essential

Taste of the Sea Cooking Demo at The Hambrough Hotel

Tree Boating with Goodleaf Set sail for the high trees on Saturday 21st June in one of our specialist ‘Tree Boats’ hammocks. We’ll teach you how to ascend into the tree canopy via rope and harness. Once in the tree you’ll be able to navigate your way into a tree boat for a relaxing ‘canopy cruise’ in

Taste of the Sea cooking demo in the restaurant

the canopy of a mature English Oak tree. Don’t

at the Hambrough. It will start at 10.30 and

forget your binoculars; there should be

finish around 1.30 with a 2 course lunch.

spectacular views of the Round the Island

Participants will learn how to cook and prepare

Race from the tree top. Tree Boats are perfect

some of the delights the sea has to offer.

for sharing, so bring a friend and take

Max 8 participants | 18/06/2014 | 10.30am - 13.30pm |

advantage of our Tree Boat for Two offer!

The Hambrough | Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ

21/06/2014 | 10:00-17:00 | Appley Park, Ryde PO33 1ND | £38

£65 including lunch | 01983 856333 | Booking essential

per person | £70 for 2 people together and sharing a tree boat | 0333 8001188 | Booking essential

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Taste of the Sea Tasting Menu at The Hambrough Hotel

What Knot Crafts Exhibition

Tasting menu consisting of a fish-inspired amuse

John “the Knot Man” will be at home in his

bouche, 3 fish courses, pre-dessert and dessert.

garden studio to show items made from rope

Matching wines will be available at £35 per person.

and driftwood found whilst walking on

16/06/2014 - 23/06/2014 | Available lunch and dinner | The

Colwell Beach.

Hambrough | Hambrough Road, Ventnor PO38 1SQ | £55

20/06/2014-23/06/2014 | 10:00 – 16:30 | 2 The Cedars,

per person | 01983 856333 | Booking essential

Madiera Lane, Freshwater PO40 9SP | 01983 759576

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Zoo by the Sea Maritime Weekend Join the Isle of Wight Zoo for a fantastic maritime-themed weekend for all generations! We will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day highlighting P.L.U.T.O (Pipeline Under The Ocean) and its historical connection with the Zoo and neighbouring Browns Family Golf Course. The wonder of the wartime project will be brought alive by a photographic exhibition, film and talks by local historians. There will be marine conservation-led activities for both adults and children, including ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ themed events.

Festival Finalé All At Sea – Isle of Wight’s first annual beach festival An alternative beach festival with a twist. Introducing the Island’s first ever Birdman contest, Cardboard Boat race, UK Sand Sculpture competition and of course ‘pirate lessons’. 28 – 29/06/2014 | Small Hope Beach Shanklin | Events start from 10:00 | Bars close at 21:00 | Small entrance fee to Festival Village | 01983 716434 | www.beach-events.co.uk

The Marines will be joining us to compete against the big cats in a not-to-be-missed ‘Tug-O-War’! The tigers will be making a splash during special aquatic feeding demonstrations. 22/06/2014 – 23/06/2014 | 10:00 – 17:30 | Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB | Normal zoo admission applies | 01983 403883

Celebrities of the Seabed Sea Safari See page 4

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Monday 16th June

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Bazz and the Fiddlers | Cowes Ale House 20:00 | 01983 294027

Nik & Sunny | The Buddle Inn, Niton 20:00 | 01983 730243

Saturday 21st June

Jules & Rick | Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20:00 | 01983 855338

David Thornton | The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport 20:00 | 01983 525828

Tuesday 17th June nigans...

Bob & Alex | The Buddle Inn, Niton 20:00 | 01983 730243

ena h s g Roger Homes | Spyglass n i r 855338 Inn, Ventnor fa a e s 20:00 | 01983 e Mor Wednesday 18th June

Chale Bay Wailers | Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20:00 | 01983 855338 Tash | The Buddle Inn, Niton 20:00 | 01983 730243 JC & Angelina | The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport 20:00 | 01983 525828

Thursday 19th June JC & Angelina | Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20:00 | 01983 855338

Friday 20th June Chris Brown | The Waterfront Inn, Shanklin 20:00 | 01983 863023 The Spasm Band – Skiffle & Jazz | Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20:00 | 01983 855338 Grizzled Skipper | The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport 20:00 | 01983 525828

Black Daniels | The Steamer Inn, Shanklin 20:00 | 01983 862641 Ollie & Blue | The Waterfront Inn, Shanklin 20:00 | 01983 863023

Sunday 22nd June Chris Brown | The Waterfront Inn, Shanklin 12:00-14:00 | 01983 863023 Cornerstone Trio | The Steamer Inn, Shanklin 14:30 | 01983 862641 Goose Island | The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport 20:00 | 01983 525828 JC & Angelina | The Buddle Inn, Niton 20:00 | 01983 730243 Music with Woody | Cowes Ale House, Cowes 15:30 – 17:30 | 01983 294027 Roger Homes | The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 12:00 | 01983 855338

Monday 23rd June Cornerstone Duo | The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20:00 | 01983 855338 TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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ths... r e B ming o c l e W Self Catering ... The Glass House, aCowes nigan s

shen g n i r eafa ore sThe Boathouse, Steephill Cove www.islandcottageholidays 01929 481555

www.theboathouse-steephillcove.co.uk 07801 899747

Seasalt Holidays

www.sesaltholidays.co.uk 07970 985080

The Hideaway, Bonchurch www.oceanbluequay.co.uk 01983 852398

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Hotels Northbank Hotel, Seaview www.northbankhotel.co.uk 01983 612227

Seaview Hotel, nr Ryde

www.seaviewhotel.co.uk 01983 612711

The Hambrough Hotel www.thehambrough.com 01983 856333

The Leconfield, nr Ventnor (adult only) www.leconfieldhotel.com 01983 852196

The George Hotel, Yarmouth

Appley Beach House

www.thegeorge.co.uk 01983 760331

Tara, Yarmouth

www.trouvillehotel.co.uk 01983 402141

www.rentamanor.com 01983 629392

www.bluechipholidays.co.uk 0844 2737853

Chine Farm (camping)

Trouville Hotel, Sandown

The Little Gloster, Cowes

www.chine-farm.co.uk 01983 740901

Seaview Holidays

www.seaviewisleofwight.co.uk 01983 612330

Bed & Breakfast The Little Gloster, Cowes

www.thelittlegloster.com 01983 200299

The Woodvale

www.hotelcowes.co.uk 01983 292037

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...watersports centres, fishing trips, pleasure cruises, yacht charters and more...

Black Rock Fishing Charters 01983 760766 www.blackrockcharters.co.uk

Cachalot Charters – Fishing Trips

01983 874100 www.cachalot-charters.co.uk

Fynn Marine Rib & Yacht Charter

01983 297500 www.fynnmarine.co.uk

Harry Ho Charters Fishing Trips

01983 863566 / 07946 727613 www.harryhocharters.webden.co.uk

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

01983 755838 www.isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk

Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking 01983 755838 www.iow-seakayaking.co.uk

Medina Valley Centre – Canoeing/Kayaking

01983 522195 www.medinavalleycentre.co.uk

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MV Joybelles; Yarmouth & Solent Cruises 01983 760766 / 07957 796510

Needles Pleasure Cruises

01983 761587 www.needlespleasurecruises.co.uk

Sail for Fun Yacht Charters

01983 282867 www.sailforfun.co.uk

Searaider Fishing Charter 07507 535971

Shalfleet Manor Estuary Safaris 01983 531235/531397

Solent & Wightlink Cruises 01983 564602 www.solentcruises.co.uk

Tackt Isle – Kayaking/ Paddle boards/ Dinghies/ Crabbing 01983 875542 www.tackt-isle.co.uk

Wight Water

01983 404987 www.wightwaters.com

Wight Sapphire 01983 740554 / 07967 910565 www.sapphireboatcharters.co.uk

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Discover the Island’s rich maritime history Defence: A large number of forts and castles have defended the Island’s coast and the Solent from the time of Henry VIII onwards. You can still explore Yarmouth and later defences such as Needles Battery, Fort Victoria near Yarmouth, and Puckpool Battery at Ryde. In WWII PLUTO (pipeline under the ocean) joined the Island to France from Shanklin Chine to supply fuel to the troops in mainland Europe.

Shipbuilding: This has always been a vital industry for the Island. East Cowes built three decker “Ships of the Line” in the 18th Century, 27 destroyers in WWI and 26 in WWII. One of these was HMS Cavalier and one of her old propellers can be seen on East Cowes Seafront. The Hammerhead Crane at Cowes, one of only three left in the UK, was erected in 1911 and used to lift enormous boilers into the newly built ships. Flying boats and amphibious planes such as the Bat Boat (1913) were also built here. The first hovercraft was launched at the Columbine Works in East Cowes in 1959.

Yachting: As well as being host to the world famous Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the Island was home to one of the UK’s most famous boat designers and yachtsman; Uffa Fox. His famous airborne lifeboat can be found at The Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes. With thanks to David and Sarah Burdett, East Cowes Heritage Centre.

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Welcoming Ports Travel by train to Southampton, Southsea, Portsmouth or Lymington. There are onward train connections on the Island at Ryde and integrated bus connections at all Island ports (www.islandbuses.info).

Southampton 2 3

Portsmouth & Southsea Portsmouth Harbour 4

Lymington

West Cowes

1 Yarmouth

East Cowes

Fishbourne

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6

Ryde

Sandown Shanklin

1 Lymington to Yarmouth Car and passenger Ferry Crossing time 40 minutes www.wightlink.co.uk 2 Southampton to West Cowes Passenger Ferry Crossing time 20 minutes Southampton to East Cowes 3 Car and passenger Ferry Crossing time 1 hour www.redfunnel.co.uk

4 Portsmouth to Fishbourne Car & passenger Ferry Crossing time 45 minutes 5 Portsmouth to Ryde Passenger catamaran Crossing time 20 minutes www.wightlink.co.uk 6 Southsea to Ryde Passenger Ferry Crossing time 10 minutes www.hovertravel.co.uk

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

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Just four miles from the English south coast, the UK’s Holiday Island is so easy to get to


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