About Whitstable Boat tours

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Whitstable Boat tours Amma Sigga

About Whitstable boat tours

Whitstable Boat tours started with a 7.8m Ribeye. We ran this under Oyster Coast Water sports which is an RYA training centre based at Long Beach to the East of the harbour. They will still use our boat for RYA advanced lessons. They rent out kayaks stand-up paddle boards as well as small dinghies. We have now branched out by ourselves and bought our new 12-seater boat. Amma Sigga our new boat, we imported from Iceland where it was used for spotting Whales. it was coded to a Uk spec in May and here we are now. Please come and experience a fantastic trip and other things we do. Did you know our team won the prestigious “Trip advisor” top ten per cent trips in the world? Come and visit the Maunsell sea forts with us. Whitstable what to do equals a boat tour.

Meet the team at Whitstable boat tours

The team is expanding all the time, but here are a couple of the main people you will meet and talk to.

Neill Austen Whitstable boat tours
Neill a Whitstable boat tours skipper

Neill Austen

Yachtmaster Instructor and Wind farm captain

Neill was in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer for 9 years. He is a professional Skipper and locally Skippers a High-Speed Crew Transfer Vessel for the wind farm industry. Neill is an RYA Powerboat and PWC Trainer as well as a Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner. Neill is also UK Technical Adviser to the Scout Association for Powerboating and PWCs.

Mark Tuckwood
Mark is a yacht master ocean sailor

Mark Tuckwood

 Yachtmaster and Advanced Instructor

Mark is a Coastal Yachtmaster as well as an Advanced Powerboat Skipper, he is the chap that you often talk to on the phone. Mark always does his best to return calls and emails in a timely fashion. He will do his utmost to ensure you have a great experience when you book with us. We let him escape the office sometimes to take the helm or even teach.

Paul Bishop
Paul Bishop advanced skipper

Paul Bishop

Advanced Powerboat Skipper

Paul is a dedicated enthusiastic member of the team. If you get to be on his boat he will have you captivated with information and a comical cometary about the Maunsell fort and the seals. You will probably meet his lovely wife Angella at the booking hut who will give you a warm welcome.


Why not book a seat for £40 on a new 12-seater boat or maybe drop me an email and book the whole boat for an hour to two? info@whitstableboattours.com