Maunsell Forts tours Book HERE

We specialise in taking groups of up to 7 people out to the Maunsell Forts on the Red Sand off Whitstable. From Whitstable harbour it's a 15 minute journey out to the forts where you'll be given a brief talk on the forts and their history . From these magical war of the world like structures you will be about 7 miles from the Kent coast, in fact you are about 7 miles from the Essex coast as well. If you were in a World War 2 plane you would be only 12 minutes from Central London.

Herne Bay Pier Trip

Herne Bay Pier is slowly falling into the sea and this is a fascinating trip along the coast of Whitstable and Tankerton past Hampton and on to Herne Bay, we spend 5-10 minutes getting some great photos before coming back to Whitstable. The cost of the trip is £20 a seat and takes about 30 minuets.

Kentish Flats wind farms

From the Maunsell forts it is a short  boat trip over to the Kentish Flats wind farms. Looking back at the Red Sand forts is like looking through time, you will be at the cutting edge of technology looking back at what was the pinnacle of innovation 75 years ago. We quietly cruise around these 75m giants and we will blow you away with what these amazing machines generate from a free power source.

Sun Set trips

Why not treat yourself to a sunset trip out of Whitstable, we will leave 30 minutes or so before sunset and enjoy the sun setting with a glass of Prosecco. Please allow a minimum of 70 minutes for the round trip. Weather permitting why not get away from the hustle and bustle of the town. As you can imagine this trip is usually best done at the height of the summer when we have light winds and warm evenings, the cost of it is £250 for the boat and you are invited to bring 6 guests along.

Seal Safari off the Horse sands Whitstable

Judging the tide and the weather and often it is possible to take a journey out along the Horse sands between the isle of Sheppey and Faversham to see a large seal colony. These fascinating creatures have got larger and larger in number as the wind farms have got bigger, the fish life increasing under the legs of the wind farms has created ideal places for fish to breed in ever increasing number and so the seals have grown with them. Cost of a seat is £40, minimum of 3 seats or £120 to make it worth while, we have to leave about 3 hours before high water to see these inquisitive mammals. Please get in touch to arrange details and confirm availability.

Tankerton Slopes

This is ideal if you just want a short trip, with the family and friends to experience the boat, we head out of Whitstable turn east and travel along the coast off Tankerton slopes. It is a short 20 minute trip there and back and a very pleasant distraction from the normality of Whitstable. The cost of this trip is £60 with a minimum of three people or, £20 a seat for a maximum of 7 people

Our Boat

You will be taken out on our 7.8m Ribeye with a powerful 250 Yamaha 6 cylinder engine, the boat is capable of 50 knots, but do not worry we usually cruise at between 20 and 30 knots, the ride is pretty smooth as the Hull is a deep V and slices nicely through the Thames chop. Some times the wind does blow from the North if it's above 20 knots we will stop the trips but the prevailing direction is South West so the sea conditions are often a lot flatter.

Ribeye2 whitstable boat trip

Book a seat

If you would like to see the dates we have already organised for lots of weekends throughout the summer please go ahead and take look on our booking page, if you would like to organise your own private boat trip please email us

Why not book a £40 seat on our ribeye or maybe drop us an email and book the whole boat for a hour to two. info@oystercoastwatersports.co.uk