Captains Club Hotel - Christchurch Quay, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1HU

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River trips and Boat Charters


Boat Charter

Available throughout the summer, your own ‘exclusive’ day on board ‘Nauti Girl’, with experienced private skipper and galley crew.

Charter our 34 foot Motor Cruiser,  Nauti-Girl
  • Cruise at your leisure

  • View the sea and coastal life

  • Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch on board

  • Choose one of our fabulous Solent journeys

  • Arrive at secluded parts of the Isle of Wight
    on your ‘own’ vessel


Choose one of our fabulous Solent journeys

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There can be nothing more relaxing than a gentle cruise across the Bay of Christchurch, heading towards the Isle of Wight.
With an experienced skipper at the helm of our hotel’s own 34ft Motor Cruiser `Nauti Girl`, you can sip a glass of chilled champagne and take in the scenery.

Whether you are planning a special celebration for a loved one, or a corporate activity for your company conference, here at the Captains Club Hotel, we may have found an agreeable solution. We have put together up to six specially prepared cruising days for you to choose from.

Departing from either the Hotels own pontoon or from `Nauti Girl`s` own berth at Lymington, where you will have been taken by chauffeur driven car, the skipper and crew will be waiting for your arrival. From there you will be taken on your choice of journey, perhaps to the Needles and Alum bay before continuing toYarmouth for morning coffee and a walk around the town, before sailing towards the North of the Island for late lunch on board, and then perhaps some afternoon bathing at Newtown Creek. Your comfort, safety and enjoyment are assured and a lasting memory guaranteed.


RIB Sensation

Rib Sensation - A thrilling blast around Christchurch Bay

For those who delight in the pursuit of 'speed on the water' how about a thrilling and exhilarating 'Blast around the Bay' under the careful seamanship of Captain Paul Derham aboard 'Sensation' a 9metre rigid inflatable boat (RIB) licensed to carry twelve passengers.

The aim is to provide an unforgettable tour that includes spectacular scenery, marine bird life and the exhilaration of traveling at speed.


River Cruises

River trips aboard the Merry Widow

Alternatively, if staying on the beautiful River Stour is your preference, we are able to arrange your own private chartered river trip you may choose exclusively from one of five vessels pictured here is the `Merry Widow`.Licensed to carry 30 passengers she is a gentleman`s launch built on Lake Coniston in 1922, this fascinating vessel is ideal to for your private function. Every year she becomes home for the afternoon to a gang of Pirates, as local children enjoy a visit to Mudeford beach for their own Pirate Party and of course, if they don't behave the hazards of walking the plank…



Mudeford Ferry

Wick Ferry

The area adjacent to the hotel is a fascinating mixture of water, wildlife and countryside when the natural desire to explore the immediate area hits, one option is to take a delightful trip on reputedly one of the oldest ferry rides in England.

Bournemouth Boating Services who operate the Wick Ferry, will take you the short journey from the pontoon adjacent to the hotel, to the other side of the river on the
'Beau Jesse'. Once on the other side you can walk through acres of open area, towards Hengistbury Head, passing through a protected natural bird sanctuary before arriving at two of the most popular beaches in the area.

River trips to Hengistbury Head

You can then choose to catch the Ferry back up the river to the hotel or to catch the Mudeford Ferry back to Mudeford quay, courtesy of Derham Marine whose family history of working these waters goes back 300years, where the family name can be linked to both the local lifeboat service and with the fishing industry.

For further information on these and all of our boating services please speak or email



Moor up at one of the hotels 6 private moorings,* and step inside one of the best in world boutique hotels.


*Please make a booking to use the moorings