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Solar Heritage Boat Trips

West Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW, England
+44 1243 513275
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In the Chichester area? Don't miss this unique boat trip!

We've just come home from a brilliant trip on Solar Heritage, Chichester Harbour Conservancy's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
j0hnarn0tt
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Chichester, United Kingdom
The best tour on Chichester Harbour

A well organised tour with great commentary. A relaxed friendly atmosphere make this a perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nige401
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Sandhurst, Berks, UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just come home from a brilliant trip on Solar Heritage, Chichester Harbour Conservancy's special solar powered catamaran. This trip was organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Solent Forum which is a partnership of over 50 organisations all working together to protect the...More

Thank j0hnarn0tt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well organised tour with great commentary. A relaxed friendly atmosphere make this a perfect meander out to East Head at West Wittering, along the Chichester Channel. Although showing its age, the solar powered vessel does the job and is run by a great group...More

Thank Nige401
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted too take my 87 year old father for a trip out somewhere. He loved the one and a half hour trip. My daughter also came with us. I think it's a well run trip with knowledgeable staff who could not be nicer and at...More

Thank Lizandmatthew
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Solar Heritage is a very stable, roomy and quiet catamaran. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a sunny day and we saw lots of birds. Teas, coffees and biscuits are provided (charity contribution), there is a toilet on board and the...More

Thank Debra P
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review - we are glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

A lovely little pootle in the solar powered catamaran around Chichester harbour. The talk was very informative and full of interesting facts. We did spot a seal but it didn't hang around, which was a shame! The quietness of the boat was a real bonus,...More

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CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your trip - great that you saw a seal.

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A very informative tour around Chichester Harbour. Mick the captain gave a comprehensive commentary throughout the trip with great knowledge of local history going back to Roman times, along with current trivia of famous residents who live around the harbour. His knowledge of wildlife pointing...More

Thank Barry C
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - delighted to hear that you think the trip is good value for money. We do endeavour to make this unique access to this special Harbour affordable.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

A great chance to see Chichester Harbour from the water - although it was a rainy day there was plenty of space under cover from which to enjoy the views. Interesting commentary - I learned a few new facts, including more about the boat itself,...More

Thank Susan P
CHAONB, Event Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear that the commentary was useful. There are batteries on board the vessel that can store the electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof.

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The solar trip lasts approx 3 hrs and is takes in bird watching, nautical information, seals in the water near thorney island and even kate winslets house at west wittering. £17 each which includes tea and coffee. We went on cloudy day and was very...More

Thank Jo W
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. it is an interesting trip with a lot of variety.

Reviewed 18 January 2016

Brilliantly organised trip aboard an ultra-quiet solar powered boat so we no disturbance to the wildlife. Lovely friendly skipper and crew, handing out life jackets as an extra layer to keep warm or to put on top of cold seats! Expert birder on board telling...More

Thank Linda T
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Glad to hear you are a regular customer and clearly a nature lover!

Reviewed 23 December 2015

Bird-watching tour with experienced guide pointing the birds out to us and giving us much information about them. Not as many birds here this winter as usual thanks to the mild weather - there might be more in Jan and Feb if it gets colder....More

Thank s w
CHAONB, Events Administrator at Solar Heritage Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments.

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bubblespompey
Hi, I have many questions so here goes ..... 1. when does it run? 2. how many passengers on board? 3. how much pp? 4 are there group prices for party of 7 /10 passengers? 5 is it suitable for baby on board? 6 how long is trip timewise, 7 is it circular? 8 is car parking easy and inexpensive? that's it for now , Thank you in advance xxxxxxxx Barbara Brailey ,
5 May 2017|
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Response from 819roset |
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
Are your boats departing from Itchenor at all this month or is it just Emsworth?
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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amysampson
would you have a trip on the 18th april at all? Thanks
8 April 2016|
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Response from CHAONB | Property representative |
Hi Amy Thank you for your message. The boat is undergoing an upgrade of its power storage system at present. Trips are expected to resume mid to late May. Sorry we are not able to accommodate you on 18 April. Perhaps... More
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