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“Fabulous trip around the harbour on a scorching day”
Review of Harbour Tours

Harbour Tours
Ranked #1 of 16 Tours in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived at around 1040am on a Saturday. First trip was at 1100am and the queue was already forming so we joined the queue to ensure we gained a space on the trip. There is no shade while queuing so we sheltered from the sun under an umbrella. The Solent Cat arrived just before 1100am and we quickly boarded, clambering to the top deck to get a space outside, knowing once we started moving that there would be a nice breeze. We headed north, taking in the sight of Queen Elizabeth the aircraft carrier And several destroyers and patrol boats alongside and also the type 23 frigate HMS Westminster. We also saw the continental ferry port and the port where the fruit is stored, the second biggest in the uk after Dover. We then headed south as far as the mouth of the harbour and the departed at gun wharf quays. This took around 35 minutes in total and was included in the price of the all attraction ticket for the historic dockyard.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Portsmouth Habour Tours is much about the Naval environment. They know their ships and explains about them in a fun and informative manner. The boot is stable even in windy conditions.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

For a visitor to the City, there are a number of special attractions such as the historic ships in the National Museum, The Spinnaker etc., but for visitors of all ages, the Harbour Tour takes a lot of beating. We retook the tour last week during our hot summer weather and it was good to see the pleasure it was giving to all passengers. Naval vessels including the Aircraft Carrier, a full Continental Ferry Port And even a brief voyage to Haslar. The 50 minute tour can be taken from Gunwharf Quays, but if you start from within the Naval Base where it is included in your day package, it really is a no brainier.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Went for the Harbour Tour today with my 2 year old and my mum. Not only did Rod help me onto the boat with the pushchair but also made very nice tea and gave my daughter a shortbread when my daughter was upset and screaming. Great service, brilliant commentary and lovely staff.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Did the hour long tour around Portsmouth harbour and even if you just did it to see the new war ship closer up (as we did) its well worth doing. Was very busy on the day we went and the ship was almost full but still plenty of room for everyone and the downstairs is air conditioned which was a bonus. Very informative crew member did the running commentary. Well worth doing.

1  Thank Mitchy1957
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