Southampton, suitably named as it lies on the south coast of Hampshire in England, has a long and prolific history with sailing. Southampton has always been a major port and the Titanic set sail from here in 1912. It is still to this day the home port of some of the largest cruise ships in the world but is also an incredible opportunity for luxury yacht charter, boat hire or sailboat holidays. Southampton is classed among those in the nautic community as the mecca of UK sailing. Just off the coast of Southampton lies the Isle of Wight which hosts Cowes Week - one of the oldest and most respected sailing regattas in the world. It is also within sailing distance of the famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove for those looking to relax in the sun or get some photos of the picturesque landscapes of southern England.
Click&Boat have boats to rent in Southampton for every kind of budget. From sailboats and yachts to motorboats and RIBs, find something for your budget with Click&Boat through a free personal adviser who will provide you with a free quotation. You can rent a sailboat from € 80 / day up to € 800 / day for a top quality sailboat. If you want to have a longer sailing vacation then you can charter a boat from 1200 / week up to € 11000 for luxury yacht charter.
Being the top sailing destination in the UK means that there is plenty of choice when it comes to marinas and harbours from which to begin your sailing journey. The most popular marinas near Southampton, Gosport and Hamble include:
If you are flying from outside of the UK for your sailing holiday here then it is worth knowing that it is very easy to get to big cities like London from Southampton by train which should take no more than 2 hours.
Off the coast of Southampton you will find many incredible sights of natural beauty that you can enjoy from the comfort of your boat rental. Many choose to begin by heading to Durdle Door. Durdle Door is a natural arch carved out of the limestone cliffs over many years. It has a really nice beach too and is really popular with both domestic and international tourists. Just a couple of minutes up the coast is Lulworth cove - a beautiful beach and cove with amazing waters to swim in due to the sea's narrow entrance to the cove. The Isle of Wight is also only a short distance away and is perfect for those who want to both spend their entire experience staying on the boat or to visit small towns. The Isle of Wight has lots to see, such as The Needles, but the most popular towns on the Isle of Wight for sailing visitors are Cowes and Newport.
The UK is somewhere that you can visit all year round due to its moderate weather that is not extreme in either summer or winter. The UK has a reputation for being miserable and wet all the time but this is somewhat a myth. No, the UK does not get incredibly hot and sunny weather, but it isn't always raining and it is never shockingly cold either. However the weather is definitely temperamental. It can be sunny one second and raining the next so make sure you pack an anorak! If you prepare for the weather then it definitely will not ruin your trip. As always with chartering a boat you should bring a windproof and waterproof jacket and things to keep you warm at night when temperatures drop. And even during the colder weather, the beautiful British landscapes can be even more appealing when coated in snow - so photogenic! So do not worry about when is the best time to visit the United Kingdom and instead focus on how you are going to spend your time there!
Yacht charters in the UK vary considerably in boat type, length of time and price of the charter. For those who have a sailing license, bareboat charters are available and for those who don't then you can hire a yacht that comes with a skipper and even a crew. It is completely normal to hire a boat through Click&Boat that includes a captain to tour you through the waters and lots of our listings include added or optional extras too. From snorkelling and diving equipment to jet-skis and wakeboards.
Are you looking for a boat hire in the UK at an affordable price? Look no further than Click&Boat - the market leader in online boat rentals. You can hire a boat in the UK with or without a skipper depending on your boating experience and qualifications. Bareboat yacht charters are available for keen sailors with qualifications but if you have no prior experience then do not hesitate - hire a boat with a captain to show you all of the perfect spots. Just contact the boat owner via Click&Boat`s messaging tool to arrange your trip.
In Southampton, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.