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The Portsmouth Harbour Tour

Harbour Tours and Waterbus Service

Free Tea or Coffee

Use this voucher for a free tea or coffee on board our larger vessels!

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Timetable & Fares

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The Portsmouth Harbour Tours

The Portsmouth Harbour Tour lasts for between 40 and 50 minutes. We depart from Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Where-ever you join the Harbour Tour you can leave at either point, but only one trip per person is allowed per ticket.

The cruises around Portsmouth Harbour and Naval Dockyard give views of the modern Royal Navy and Historical sights.

Photography is permitted, and waving to the sailors is mandatory!!

The vessels are enforced to remain safe distances away from the quays and ships (50 metres), but still allowing spectacular views of all ships and sights.

A full commentary is provided on every trip detailing ships and sights of interest (sorry, only available in English due to continuing variation of ships and sights).

The main tour vessel has facilities onboard including drinks and snacks, and toilets. There is seating inside and out and heating on all vessels.

No particular vessel can be guaranteed.

Is smoking allowed on board?

There is no smoking allowed on any of our vessels.

What are harbour tour times?

For harbour tour times please phone our office on 01983 564602 and select option 1. The harbour tour times are updated daily.

Where are your booking offices located?
  1. Gunwharf Quays – at watersedge on far left (opposite end to Spinnaker Tower)
  2. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – Next to the Warrior
  3. Hard – located outside dockyard and only open at peak times
Is private hire available?

For any private hire please phone our office on 01983 564602 for availability and prices

Are there reduced prices for senior citizens and children?

Yes.  We offer discounted tickets for seniors (aged 60 and over) and children aged 5 – 15.  Children under 5 travel free of charge.

Do we carry dogs?

Yes dogs can travel on all trips as long as they are kept on a lead and closely supervised. However they can only board at Gunwharf Quays as dogs are not allowed into Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Are we accessible by wheelchair?

On certain vessels only i.e.  Wight Scene, Ali Cat and Solent Cat. Not available on our Jenny boats.

Are motorised scooters allowed on board?

No, we cannot carry motorised scooters.

Are group rates available?

Yes we do offer group rates.  Phone 01983 564602 for availability and prices.

Wow. Brilliant cruise we had, the captain was full of knowledge and very funny. The crew were very helpful and kept everyone happy with hot chocolate, etc., so glad we did this. And can’t wait to return. Thank you all for a wonderful day.

M. Hardy

Very friendly crew, excellent commentary ( he should be on television as he had everyone laughing all the time). Amazing hot chocolate. Saw some lovely sights and everything pointed out. Took lots of lovely photos and video around Portsmouth harbour.

P. Groves

Fantastic trip round Portsmouth dockyard! Warm and friendly team and the captain who kept us smiling from start to finish with his hilarious commentary. Fascinating information and awesome photo opportunities. A trip not to be missed and one to be repeated soon!

A. Trap



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Our Terminals:
Gunwharf Quays Waterfront – PO1 3TZ
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – PO1 3LJ

Our Offices:
Solent and Wightline Cruises Ltd
80 Newnham Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 3TF