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Ideal for disabled or passengers with mobility issues.

This boat has a wheelchair lift, which if you have mobility issues you can also use to stand on and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
englishr0se
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Merrie Olde England
Lovely boat trip

Today I had a brilliant boat trip. We'd set out with two young men with mental health issues and I... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Just-become-a-mrs
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Havant, United Kingdom
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Take a trip through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an experienced guide to help you learn about the natural and cultural environment of Chichester Harbour. The Solar Heritage engines are virtually silent as you glide along with plenty...more
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This boat has a wheelchair lift, which if you have mobility issues you can also use to stand on and safely and easily get on/off the boat. I booked tickets by telephone, and advised that I would require use of the lift. On the evening,...More

Thank englishr0se
CHAONB, Administration Support Officer at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hello Thank you for your very helpful feedback. We are very pleased that you found the lift easy to use. It is a lovely trip from Emsworth. Unfortunately we are not able to access hot water from there so are unable to provide refreshments.. The...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Today I had a brilliant boat trip. We'd set out with two young men with mental health issues and I had no idea how the trip would go. We were luck in that the boat was fairly empty and we all had plenty of space...More

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CHAONB, Administration Support Officer at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Thank you for your very positive review - glad to hear you all had such a good experience. We think the boat is perfect for watching wildlife too. And great for people who don't feel comfortable on boats generally. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

After a long bike ride we ended up at West Itchenor. We were just in time for the 11.30 boat trip. The boat trip itself is interesting for all ages well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip around the harbour. The team of people on board, from the crew to the bird experts were very pleasant, knowledgable and hospitable. The boat is silent so it doesn’t disturb the wildlife and you can get really good views. We...More

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CHAONB, Administration Support Officer at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Good morning June Thank you for your positive review - we are delighted you had such a good experience and glad you had the opportunity to see a Great Northern Diver. This is the first time we have run this particular bird watching trip and...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

Having lived in and around Chichester since I was eight, I have never, been out on a boat around the harbour. This trip was amazing, it was a cold, but very bright and sunny November morning. Parking in the car park, which is a little...More

Thank Debbie P
CHAONB, Event Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Debbie Thank you for your comments and so pleased you had a good trip - we think our boat is very special and ideal for seeing wildlife as it is so quiet! It's amazing what a different perspective you get from the water. We...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

It's a curious sensation to glide out of Itchenor smoothly and in near silence under a dazzling late October sun. We hug the south shore as we head towards Hayling against the tide past cormorants, gulls and egrets. What a wonderful way to clear the...More

Thank JohnParker-Rees
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

What a lovely comment - thank you so much for that very evocative description. Our solar powered vessel is an ideal way to see the birds on the harbour.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I do not normally do reviews, but I think I was on the same boat ride as Cameron b and I do not agree with something she wrote. I took my friend on the Solar Heritage last year and we both loved it! So peaceful...More

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819roset, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review - good to hear that you had such a nice time and learnt something as well. There is always something new to learn about this fascinating place, isn't there.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have taken a group of friends around Emsworth Harbour ( having done Itchenor several times before) The former has proved to be amazing so much local history and wild life to see the captain is so very knowledgable imparting...More

1  Thank madhatter171
CHAONB, Administration Support Officer at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip. The quiet nature of the experience is something we value and promote because it does allow people to see birds and other wildlife up close. We also try to keep the price...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

took our 2 children on this trip today as it was advertised on daysoutforchildren.com. the skipper was really good with us and our children HOWEVER the man supervising the skipper was downright rude he told r children to be quiet numerous times "because people have...More

8  Thank cameron b
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very pleasant float around harbour area with knowledgeable commentary form ex BA pilot in charge. The quietness due to solar is lovely. £8.50/adult.

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819roset, Event Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review. The boat is lovely and quiet and the whole experience is very calm we think. Will pass on your feedback to Chris, our skipper.

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duggansue575
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Response from englishr0se | Reviewed this property |
If you go from Emsworth, as we did, it would be easy enough to push someone to the boat in a wheelchair, and onto the boat using the lift. What we did was go on our mobility scooters, and leave them chained to a bench near... More
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bubblespompey
5 May 2017|
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Good morning Barbara - thanks for your message - lots of answers too - so here goes: 1 - Timetable to the end of May on the Conservancy website - otherwise please phone 01243 513275 - also lots more info on website 2 - Up to... More
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ChristabelSouthWales
31 July 2016|
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Response from CHAONB | Property representative |
Sorry we missed this question - the Solar Heritage departs from Itchenor for most of the year but does go across to Emsworth for the school summer holiday period. We are looking at an alternative site on the Hampshire side... More
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