1ST APRIL -
TICKET SALES: 10AM
FIRST SAILING: 10:30AM
WE AIM TO SAIL EVERY 30 MINUTES.
~ ABOUT US ~
FUN FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY
A local company established for over 35 years offering sight seeing trips along the Lymington river. At the helm is a husband and wife duo who are passionate about providing memorable family days out. Based in the heart of picturesque Lymington, we offer 30 minute scenic river cruises aboard 'Puffin Billi' or a 30 minute pirate adventure cruise aboard 'Black Puffin'. A close encounter with sailboat cruisers & super yachts, salt grass marshes & stunning views. Spend time spotting some of the wildlife, which lives in abundance along these shores.
If it's just a short boat ride you're after then the 30 minute scenic river cruise is perfect. Hop aboard our 'Puffin Billi' and cruise along the rive admiring the marina, wildlife and tranquil waters. We head downstream in complete comfort towards the mouth of Lymington River through the protected saltgrass marshes which are a haven for seabirds such as gulls, terns, ducks, waders and curlews. We provide a commentary about points of interest.
(Available for private charter - Please enquire)
Visit the cobbled streets of Olde Town Quay Lymington and set sail on a journey of adventure from the Quay of Lost Souls aboard the infamous pirate ship 'Black Puffin'.
Open ye olde deadman's chest and dress up as real pirates for your trip, gold doubloons and pieces of eight be yours for the takin' as we sail to the end of the world in search of Skull Island.
Black Puffin runs school holidays, bank holidays and weekends.
(Available for private charter and children's parties)
~ PRICES ~
Adults - £9.50
Child - £5.50
Dogs - Free
All tickets are purchased at the kiosk on the quay
~ FAQ's ~
Do you offer private hire?
Yes we do please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07850947618.
We also offer birthday parties on request.
Do you go to the Isle of Wight ?
Unfortunately not. Please contact Coral Star for all your island needs!
Can you buy tickets online ?
No unfortunately not. All tickets are purchased at the Kiosk on the quay.
Can you pre book ?
Unfortunately not as we run to a very tight schedule the boats leave on the hour and every half an hour so we do not hold tickets back but you will be able to get the next trip.
What happens if I miss my time slot?
We encourage all guest to be ready to board their trip 5 mins before departure and in busy periods we have full boats so you will not be able to get on the next trip.
Do you take card payments?
Yes we do however we have no power so please bring back up cash as we do not have a cash point nearby and if the card machine fails it will mean you can’t ride.
How long are your trips?
30 minutes approximately unless hired privately when we can then offer up to an hour.
Do you run every day?
Puffin Billi river cruise runs every day and the black Puffin pirate trip runs every weekend and in the school holidays both weather dependant. Please call us on 07850947618 to double check.
Do you run in the rain?
We aim to run every day and we can run in the rain. Wind is our main issue as we can not run in stormy conditions. Please call to check.
Are there toilets on board?
No the boats do not have toilets on board but there are public toilets located right there on the quay.
Is there parking?
Parking is located at the quay on a pay display basis. It does get busy in the summer so please leave plenty of time.
Do you run all year round?
Our season runs from 1st April to 30th September but there may be opportunities to open earlier or later depending on the weather and conditions. Please call to check.
Do I need to wear a life jacket?
No we have all life saving appliances on board in case of an emergency only.
Can I take my dog?
Yes dogs are welcome on board.
Can I eat and drink on board?
We prefer no eating on board for the comfort of all our guests and water and soft drinks are accepted. Please no Hot drinks for the safety of our guests.
Do you go fast?
No the speed limit on the river is 4 Knots.
Do you see any puffins?
Unfortunately not it is just the company name but you may see a variety of sea birds and other wildlife on the cruise.
When does the black puffin pirate ship run ?
Black puffin runs weekends and holidays only unless privately hired.
~ HAPPY SAILORS! ~
"Having visited Lymington for many years we had no idea this was there. Our trip on the pirate ship was great. Our Grandson said “it was brilliant”, he got to drive the boat, shout at all the passing boats & found treasure! Grannie & Grandad enjoyed it too. Thank you."
"Came down with the husband, our dog and the two kids and booked for a trip, we were scared my husband wouldn't be able to go because of having to stay with the dog however were surprised to find they love dogs on board!
The skipper was absolutely lovely and the best bit was the treasure hunt for the kids and the views for us adults.
Overall lovely experience and worth every penny, would highly recommend!!"
"A trip on the Black Puffin Pirate ship is recommended for all the family if you are visiting Lymington. Dressing up and various props are available to use while you are enjoying the Pirate's storytelling. All the children have the opportunity to " steer " the ship and then find the box of treasure from which they are able to choose some sweets. This is a 30 minute trip, very safe and well organised.
This was a real treat for all the family to enhance our day in Lymington.
Buy a ticket you will not be disappointed. Have fun !"