Boat trips along the Whitstable Coast, visit the Maunsell sea forts or enjoy a Seal safari.

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Whitstable Boat tours

Boat trips to the historic Maunsell sea forts. Enjoy a boat tour to a seal colony.

Boat trips will be back on the water in May 2023, and our calendar has already started filling up, and more will be added to our booking calendar soon.

Take a boat trip to the Maunsell sea forts off Whitstable on a boat trip. Did you know we have been voted the best boat trip in Whitstable? You can make a booking now.

Welcome to Whitstable boat tours, where we have added more dates to our calendar. While visiting Kent and staying near Margate, Broadstairs, Hernbay or Faversham? or the Whitstable coast, why not visit one of the Whitstable sea forts by boat off the Kent coast? Whitstable boat tours will take your family on an enjoyable boat trip around the Maunsell Sea Forts from Whitstable harbour. Furthermore, this includes the kentish flats wind farm; alternatively, join us for a seal safari just off Faversham. Tripadvisor has voted us number one for boat trips in Whitstable and the top 10% worldwide trips. Prices to Visit the Whitstable sea forts and a boat trip start from £35.

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Visit the Maunsell sea forts within the Thames Estuary

Welcome to Whitstable boat tours ( Boat trips Ltd), where we specialise in taking groups of up to twelve people on our exciting boat trips to the Whitstable sea forts. We go out to the Maunsell Sea Forts on the red Sands off Whitstable, which are undeniably fantastic structures. From Whitstable harbour, it’s only a fifteen-minute journey out to the forts, where you’ll be given a brief talk on the fortifications and their history.

These structures look like the striding machines from the classic novel war of the world. The red sands sea forts are seven miles from the Kent coast in the Thames estuary and 7 miles from the Essex coast. If you were on a world war 2 plane, you would be only 12 minutes from Central London. In short, this made them a significant defence against London. We will spend five to ten minutes chatting about the Guy Maunsell red sand sea forts and getting some great photos. Did you know they have had an interesting history and were once pirate radio stations?

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Seal trip from Whitstable harbour

Boat Trips Whitstable boat tours Seal safari

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Whitstable boat trips visit the seals just off Faversham creek seals. Our advanced skippers navigate the tide and the waves to the Horse sands. These lie between the isle of Sheppey and Faversham to see a large seal colony. These fascinating creatures have become more prominent as wind farms have become more extensive. The fish life has increased under the legs of the wind farms, clearly helping the seal colony thrive. This has created an ideal place for fish to breed in ever-increasing numbers of seals. The seat cost to see the seals is £25 for those under 16’s and £35 for adults.

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Whitstable boat tours visit the Kentish Flats wind farms

The Guy Maunsell sea forts on the red sands is a fantastic boat tour, and then it is a short boat trip from Kentish Flats wind farm. This spectacular wind farm has turbines that are only ten minutes away from the Maunsell Sea forts, and looking back at the Maunsell sea defences is like looking through time. We will visit the cutting edge of technology on the boat trip. Looking back at the pinnacle of innovation 75 years ago, you will see the Maunsell Sea forts. We quietly cruise around these 75m giants. You will be blown away by these fantastic machines that generate power from a free power source. The kentish flats Turbine field is part of the Maunsell Forts boat trip in the Thames Estuary.

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Where we go on our Whitstable boat tours

Where we go on our Whitstable boat tours

Privately charter our boat for a trip.

Why not book a private boat charter if you can not find the time and date that works for your family and friends? We can go to the seals, wind farms or Maunsell forts.
To take twelve people out to the Maunsell forts or the Seals, which will cost £400 takes about an hour. If you want to see the Maunsell forts, see the seals, and take a trip around Herne bay pier. It is £650, which takes about 2 hours. We will still have time for a chat bout the world war 2 red sands pirate radio stations. Our boat trips are a fantastic and fun way of breaking up your holiday in Whitstable, as most trips only take an hour. Other things we do.

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You are very welcome if you would like to read about the terms and conditions. I am sorry you cannot hire our boat without one of our captains.

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Our Boat

You will be taken out on our 12m Rib boat, which has two powerful 300 Suzuki eight-cylinder 4.2l engines. The boat will cruise to the Maunsell ( Whitstable) sea forts, kentish flats wind farms or seals. The boat trips are smooth as the hull is a deep V and will slice nicely through the Thames chop. Clients who suffer from seasickness will not feel unwell on our boat as they are out in the fresh air and can easily see the horizon at all times.

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If you would like to see the dates we have already organized for lots of weekends throughout the summer, please go ahead and take a look at our booking page. Please email us if you would like an alternative date for your private boat trip. We look forward to meeting you all, and why not meet our team?

Why not book a seat for £40 on our new vessel, Boat “Amma Sigga”, a 600hp 12-seat boat or drop us an email and book the whole boat for an hour to two?

If the weather does blow up and the skipper feels it unsafe to go to the towers. A sailing might need to be cancelled as occasionally bookings need to be cancelled. You will get a full refund.


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Whitstable boat tours and trips on the amazing Amma Sigga Rib
Charlotte Bland
Charlotte Bland
Fun and interesting tour. Well worth a go! Thanks
Rhiannon Jones
Rhiannon Jones
An absolutely amazing experience! The team were super welcoming and friendly and he seals were amazing. The trip was amazing with party tunes and a few laughs. Fun for all ages and just a perfect afternoon excursion. Thank you all! 🙂
Debs Tooke
Debs Tooke
Would definitely recommend the red sands forts boat trip. An hour long... Get to see the windfarm and the red sands sea forts. Well worth doing. Sea a little bumpy initially but fine once out there ..
David J Archer
David J Archer
Excellent trip to the wind farm and the Maunsell Forts. Great for photos. Will definitely go again.
Lee Edwards
Lee Edwards
A fun and fast ride out to see the seals. Staff are welcoming, friendly and funny, making it a great experience for all. They also looked after a couple of children who were a little nervous of the sea and sat them behind the pilot to make sure they were ok. Highly recommended!
Simon BW
Simon BW
A fantastic trip out to the Red Sand Forts and Wind Farm. Would highly recommend it for adults and children. The Captain is highly knowledgeable and the boat is amazing.
Jo Sheldon
Jo Sheldon
Had a fantastic time with the double kayak and explained the do’s and dont’s and very helpful staff. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommended 👍