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Hampshire's No.1 Boat Hire Company 

Departing from Ocean Village, Southampton, our vessels Ocean Scene, Ashleigh R and Jenny R take thousands of passengers on popular day & evening cruises throughout the year. All vessels fully heated with Saloons, Sundecks & full facilities

We offer public or private charter services and can cater for weddings, private parties and conferences as well as Christmas events and corporate functions ..... fancy a party night with a difference check out our themed cruise page.

We have all you need, and more, to enjoy a great time on our beautiful waters. Call us on 023 8022 3278 if you'd like to chat about our services or want us to send you a brochure. Scroll down for latest updates or use the sub-headings to the left to take you to the information you need

NOTE - DUE TO BUILDING WORKS COMMENCING IN OCEAN VILLAGE, THE MAIN CAR PARK NEXT TO THE MARINA IS CLOSED. THERE IS PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVE PARKING IN OCEAN VILLAGE INCLUDING A MULTI STOREY  CAR PARK AND DISABLED PARKING BEHIND CINEWORLD CINEMA.  Parking charges 1 per hour free after 1800 - 0600hrs  Access to the boarding gate/boats is via the pathway running alongside the Maritimo Cafe/Bar's outside seating area      

Christmas 2016

If you looking for a Christmas party that's a little bit different look no further. Join Blue Funnel & its festively themed boats on one of our Christmas Party cruises running throughout December. Available dates can be found by checking the 'itinerary page'. If you don't see the date you want give us a call and we will see what we can do for you. Remember the group organiser goes free as a thank you from Blue Funnel for planning their special event with us (based on groups of 10 or more)

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Christmas Lunch Cruises running from late November, Set menu of 3 or 4 courses depending on date For the Children, meet Santa & Scotty the Clown Cruise . Full information on all our Christmas events can be found on the 'Christmas page' with dates available on the Itinerary page


Group organisers, Coach Companies & Tour Operators

We appreciate all the time and effort the group organiser puts into planning an event with us so as a special thank you we would like to offer you your ticket free of charge (based on groups of 10 or more)

Please feel free to book any date you see offered on the itinerary page, these trips are open to all. Alternatively open a boat trip of your own on a date and at a time of your choice, just give us a call and we will help you arrange it all. Discounts offered on larger group bookings.

Wedding Reception Venue Southampton - Book your wedding Reception venue with a difference, treat your guests to a cruise around the local waters while enjoying superb food and great entertainment. Bespoke packages offered. Our brochure is now available to download from the Wedding page

Your wedding day cruising the Solent!

Party Venue - Corporate Charter - We offer Private Party Hire & Corporate Functions throughout the year. Bespoke packages can be offered. Fully catered if required


FOOD - Meals can be pre-booked on all trips. All meals offered during our cruises are freshly cooked onboard by our own chef

BARS - Our fully licensed bars are open from boarding and for the duration of all cruises where you can purchase a full range of hot, cold, soft and alcoholic beverages

SCATTERINGS - 1 Hour charter 275 contact us for further information

Educational Cruises - Run in line with the school curriculum these tours last one hour, we offer a full commentary on the history of the port and any boats that may be in dock. Cost 275 inclusive

NOTE: Not all tours run everyday, please check our itinerary for a full schedule. It is advisable to phone to check availability. Booking is required on any cruise including meals. Due to the nature of our business we do not offer online booking.  A copy of our conditions of carriage can be requested when booking or downloaded directly from our website

PARTY NIGHTS - river boat shuffles We offer all types of Party Nights throughout the year, from our regular River Boat Shuffle, Hen Nights, Caribbean style Cruises and 80's Nights. These are just some of the themes we follow, we can also offer 60's / 70's, Nights, any type of party night you would like really. All you need to start a party night of your own, with a theme of your choice and on a date that suits you is a group of 40 or more. The remaining tickets will then be advertised to other parties. Contact the office for information on the 2016 party nights that have been scheduled or visit the itinerary page.   Like us on facebook to get weekly updates on new events coming up and a chance to obtain complimentary tickets for one of our party nights.

IDEAS FOR THEMED PARTY CRUISES - Give us a great idea, get a group together, choose a date and we will advertise it. If it proves popular we will give your group tickets at a discounted price.




JOB VACANCIES: Part time waiting/bar staff required to work on "as and when" basis. Contact the office for further information.

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