Boat tours and boat rides along the Whitstable Coast. Visit by Boat the British Maunsell forts or enjoy a Seal Safari.

Whitstable Boat tours

Great news: the boat is back in the water, and we have just started to add dates. We are just running at the weekends till the summer holidays

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

Take a Whitstable boat trip to the Maunsell sea defences from 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 voted the best day boat trip on tripadvisor, where we have added more dates to our calendar. Are you visiting Whitstable from London, planning a day trip to Whitstable or looking for boat rides near me and staying near Margate, Broadstairs, Herne Bay, and 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 enjoyable Whitstable boat trips around the Mausell Sea Forts from Whitstable Harbour in Whitstable Bay. Part of our boat trip[ to the old sea forts off Whitstable is to go and see the wind farms off Herne Bay. Alternatively, join us for a seal safari just off Faversham. Check out the wildlife off Whitstable.Trip Advisor or TripAdvisor has voted us number one for boat trips in Whitstable and the top 10% worldwide trips. If you are planning a Whitstable day trip, why not come and see us? Prices to Visit the Whitstable sea forts and a boat trip start from £35.

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Where we go on our Whitstable boat tours

Where we go on our Whitstable boat tours

After a short safety brief by our professional skipper, we start our trip on board from Whitstable Harbour. After a fantastic trip into the North Sea or the Thames estuary, we head northeast, six miles out, and we visit the Guy Maunsell towers, or red sands sea forts, army forts constructed on the red sands, from the second world war. We discuss their colourful history and how the Whitstable sea forts became pirate radio stations. Further out in the Thames estuary are the Kentish Flats wind farm. To the North are the shimmering sands of Maunsell sea forts, another pirate radio station where City Radio was based. Guy Maunsell also constructed these sea forts. Further west, on a different trip, you will find the seals on Horse Sands. Please read whitstable boat trips reviews.

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 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.

Whitstable things to do.

Dates you might be interested in

Whitstable Oyster Festival is now the Whitstable Rocks Oyster Festival from the 15th to the 17th of September, 2023,

Whitstable Harbour Day, unfortunately, is not running this year.

Boats to ride near me or hire a boat. We do not rent out our boats; to my knowledge, no one rents boats from Whitstable by the hour or day. You, of course, can come on our boat, and we would love to take you out to sea.

If you are looking for a different type of boat trip, there is the Queenbough to Southend boat trip run with Jetstream Tours.

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meatyhooks
meatyhooks
2023-09-19
An exciting quick trip Loved this experience! Gave the Maunsell towers/wind farm boat trip as a birthday gift to my partner. We went on a beautiful sunny September Saturday. The trip length is perfect—enough for the boat to linger at each site, give you a very good look, take photos, etc. before moving on. Our guide took time to answer everyone’s questions after giving us the overview at each place. The trip out and back is fast, and they play music, which is fun (and, sure, a little cheesy, but it would be awkward to zoom around in silence). I would happily do this trip again! Worth it. Booking ahead is a good idea, especially on the weekends—we did and got lucky with the weather—as all of their trips on our day ended up selling out.
Ruth M
Ruth M
2023-09-13
Fun Boat Trip We had a wonderful boat trip out to see the seals with Bob and Sophie hosting. Our first trip was cancelled due to forecasts of bad weather, but there was good communication about this and we had the choice of a refund or rebook. So glad we rebooked. There were at least 50 seals chilling on the sand bank, and we had a decent length of time to stay and observe them to take photos. Good choice of music on the journey too! Thank you. We'll book again soon.
Jo B
Jo B
2023-09-12
Fantastic day out, really friendly, interesting and fun boat trip. We had a fantastic time. Totally recommend. Booked for three families for fathers day but then one of the families had an emergency and Paul could not have been more accommodating, flexible and understanding. We rebooked for September and we were so lucky with the weather. Just perfect conditions for a boat trip. It was really interesting and the forts are just amazing. Really friendly crew and great music too. Even the teenagers enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much Paul and crew we had a fabulous day out.
Claire K
Claire K
2023-09-12
Great boat trip with friendly guides A fab boat trip - staff really friendly and helpful. Tours of forts and wind farm were exceptional.
Amy L
Amy L
2023-09-10
Making memories What an amazing trip, Whitstable boat tours were exceptional from start to finish. They made us feel welcomed, involved and special throughout. As a local ive always wanted to do this trip and I'm so glad I chose Whitstable boat tours when I did, we certainly made memories to last a lifetime! At the end of the tour Paul was extra kind and played our sons favourite songs in the harbour while we took photos on the boat. Thank you so much for making the experience so special
Anne K
Anne K
2023-09-10
Great Time Out It was the perfect weather conditions. The sea was like a mill pond and there was a sea mist at the bar of the forts which gave it an eerie feel. The guides ar we're knowledgeable and the music really set the scene. Well worth doing.
dean861
dean861
2023-09-05
A trip worth taking very good trip, Mark was very knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. Fantastic to see the Forts and wind farm so close up. £45 might seem a little high but i would say its worth it. they wont be there forever as they are deteriorating due to sea erosion. Dean Warren
Katherine S
Katherine S
2023-09-04
Best boat trip ever I can't write much about this as spoiler alert but what an amazing experience! Knowledgeable, friendly crew from welcome to finish, the forts were one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Also some other touches which added to the whole experience, to quote my 12 year old 'best Boat trip ever!'
jennie b
jennie b
2023-08-30
AMAZING! This boat trip was absolutely amazing! Such a fun experience! The crew were really lovely and informative. Myself and my family loved every minute! The forts were incredible and it was also fun to see the wind farm so close. We looped around the forts a number of times so got to see them from all angles and up really close - it was brilliant! Having the music blasting travelling to and from was also great! All in all the best trip, couldn't recommend more! :D
Joe S
Joe S
2023-08-29
Bucket List Tick Great time heading out to the wind farm and the Red Sands Sea Forts! Great weather, calm-ish seas, friendly guide with a fun group of fellow travellers. Great music selection too!

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Liz Baggett
Liz Baggett
2023-09-08
Absolutely brilliant trip! It was so much fun and I learnt so much about wind farms and the sea forts. Highly recommend this trip for anyone who visits Whitstable and loves a bit of exhilarating adventure! Paul and Eve were great skippers :-)
Dan Newton
Dan Newton
2023-09-08
This is a great trip from Whitstable. Close ups of the forts and wind farms, and even lucky to see dolphins too. Thank you.
JF de Kriek
JF de Kriek
2023-08-14
Beau petit trip d'une heure, pas besoin de plus car le bateau est rapide, assis à cheval sur les sièges situés en deux rangées tout le long du bateau. Le capitaine et son second sont très rassurants et sympathiques. Nous avons été aux Forts Maunsell qui sont des petites tours fortifiées marines construites au niveau de l’estuaire de la Tamise et de la Mersey durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale pour protéger le Royaume-Uni de toute invasion allemande, très impressionnant. Ensuite un petit tour dans le parc éolien pour admirer leur taille et pour constater qu'ils sont en fait très silencieux. On s'est très bien amusés, je recommande le trip si vous n'avez pas envie de passer votre journée en mer.
Anette Dal Jensen
Anette Dal Jensen
2023-07-24
Absolutely brilliant thing to do. The forts are amazingly Star Wars-esque and the tour was fun, friendly and informative. I’m taking all my visitors now! Thank you!
Dominic Lee
Dominic Lee
2023-06-26
Fantastic boat tour - staff were welcoming, friendly and took safety seriously. Very enjoyable outing and informative. Would very much recommend.
石川
石川
2023-04-09
天候の都合でredsand fortへのツアーは中止になってしまったが、色々と親切にしてもらった。 いつかちゃんと行きたい。
Charlotte Bland
Charlotte Bland
2022-08-20
Fun and interesting tour. Well worth a go! Thanks
Rhiannon Jones
Rhiannon Jones
2022-08-18
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! :)

Whitstable what to do

In Whitstable Harbour, there are also Whitstable vintage lifeboat trips, which do a tranquil trip around the bay.
Unfortunately, there is no ferry from Sheerness to Southend but there is a ferry from Queenbough to Southend. Once in Southend, you can visit the pier as part of a Southend day trip. There are no boats that do river cruises from Whitstable up the River Thames.