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Zen Dog is available for a variety of charter trips in and around the Solent. Every charter day will be customised to suit your own needs and your chosen balance between time spent cruising and time spent relaxing. When you book, we’ll put you in touch with the Skipper we’ve chosen for you  (we’re not qualified to drive her ourselves with paying guests on board) and you can plan your charter with the benefit of his great experience and knowledge. We tend to use the same Skippers and the same Host/Crew because they know how to get the best out of Zen Dog’s performance, equipment and each other to enhance your enjoyment.

Zen Dog’s charters are for up to 8 guests (plus our professional crew of 2). We don’t mix parties up – you get exclusive use of the whole boat for you and your friends and/or family.

We’ve tried to make our charters as cost effective as we can but Zen Dog isn’t cheap to run – she uses up to 100 litres of diesel per hour (your car probably uses 7 litres per hour) and good skippers and crew are expensive.

Generally, our charters include

  • RYA Qualified Professional Skipper with an excellent knowledge of the Solent area. Our Skippers will keep you entertained and safe.
  • Crew/Host – to “do the ropes” and serve the drinks
  • Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks – bring your own alcoholic drinks
  • Life Jackets for all Guests
  • A lunch break at anchor or ashore
  • A High Speed Run
  • Sunbathing / Relaxing time

Our standard charters are either half day or full day trips. Sadly, we can’t do quick “trips round the bay” – but there are plenty of boats at Lymington Quay that offer this. If you are looking for a fishing trip, we recommend chatting to our friend Stuart who runs a Lady Anne – a Lymington based fishing charter boat. We’ve enjoyed fishing trips with him.

Our charters start and end at Lymington Yacht Haven where there is ample free parking and the excellent Haven Bar & Restaurant. If you are travelling to Lymington, why not consider staying on Zen Dog before or after your trip – see Staying On Zen Dog.

We offer a 25% discount on trips for our overnight guests booked via Beds on Board or Airbnb. So, it is often cheaper to book an overnight stay AND a charter than just a charter.

Here’s a map of the Solent area with our destinations numbered

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Sample Half Day – £600*

Duration: 4 Hours

Cruising Time: 2 Hours

10am: Meet on Zen Dog for Briefing. Tea & Coffee.

10.30am: Depart Lymington for cruise to Bucklers Hard in the Beaulieu River (5), Newtown Creek (4), Yarmouth Harbour (2) or The Hut Restaurant, Colwell Bay (9)

11.30am to 1pm: Anchor for lunch (bring your own, head to one of Yarmouth’s many eateries, get picked up by The Hut’s tender or we’ll provide a cold buffet on board at £12 per head extra)

1pm:  Cruise back to Lymington to include a high speed run

2pm: Back on the berth at Lymington Yacht Haven

 

* we can offer up to 25% off this rate if you book an overnight stay via Beds on Board.

Sample Full Day – £995

Duration: 8 Hours

Cruising Time: 4 Hours

9.30am: Meet on Zen Dog for Briefing. Tea & Coffee.

10.00am: Depart Lymington for cruise to Cowes (6), Bucklers Hard in Beaulieu River (5)or The Folly Inn, Isle of Wight (7) or The Hut, Colwell Bay (9) for lunch

11.30am – 12noon: Arrive at lunch destination.

12noon to 1.30pm: Lunch – (bring your own, head to one of the various destinations’ many eateries or we’ll provide a cold buffet on board at £12 per head extra)

2pm: depart lunch destination

3pm: anchor in Newtown Creek (4) for afternoon tea on board and optional swim

4pm: Cruise back to Lymington to include a high speed run

5.30pm: Back on the berth at Lymington Yacht Haven

* we can offer up to 25% off this rate if you book an overnight stay via Beds on Board.

For more information

please complete our charter enquiry form below

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