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Contessa 32 Sailing Experience from the Isle of Wight

The Contessa 32 is based in the legendary sailing center of Cowes, Isle of Wight, but can collect your group of up to five people from anywhere in the Solent area by arrangement. A highly skilled and experience skipper will accompany you, while all safety equipment and refreshments are included. The precise role your skipper plays will vary according to your group. Experienced sailors, or sailors wishing to build up their sailing miles, can man the tiller under supervision; less experienced waterfolk can try their hands at the basics; tuition for RYA (Royal Yachting Assocation) qualifications and ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is also available. Or just sit back and enjoy the buzz of soaring across the ocean waves in one of the all-time classic racing yachts. The Contessa 32 has completed innumerable ocean crossings, circumnavigations, and polar voyages, and is perfect for weekend or even longer adventures. Ask your local operator about sailing to France, the Channel Islands, the West Country, or the Scilly Isles, and back.

$282.95 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Sightseeing Tour Above the Isle of Wight in a Private Plane

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Isle Of Wight Branch.

$12.83 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Brading Roman Villa Admission Ticket

Visit: Brading Roman Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight, EnglandBrading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. Our award winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.Award winning museum, licensed café, shop, meadow trail and garden – Open Daily 10am-5pm.

$21.67 Classes & Workshops

Indoor Climbing and Virtual Reality Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productReach new heights as you get active and get healthy in a safe, fun and family friendly environment. Challenge yourself on our 10 meter unique and colourful walls and immerse yourself in our Virtual Reality Zone. Clip n Climb Phillip Island caters to the young and the young at heart.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Clip 'n Climb Phillip Island, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria

$912.37 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Community Sailing Trip Across the Channel (La Manche) !

We include you into planning each days itinerary. We are true to a real sailing spirit and plan together with the wind, weather and you! Therefore, please just treat the below itinerary as a general idea. We will customize it to meet your crew wishes and the current weather. Only the mad ones sail against the wind!Day 1: HAMBLE is our host marina and easily accessible by train and road from Southampton Airport or from London. Please allow sufficient time to reach the marina in time to meet the other crew and then we will provision the yacht and set sail!Day 2: ISLE OF WIGHT: Famous as a holiday destination and for its scenic landscapes, the Isle of Wight has also a long maritime tradition. We will stop over in Cowes, famous for the regatta and breathe in the Victorian charm of the island.Day 3: BUCKLERS HARD: To reach Bucklers Hard we will need to sail the picturesque river Beaulieu upstream. The Georgian cottages were built in the 18th century by the second duke of Montagu, as a shipbuilding and trading harbour for the West Indies. Today the estate hosts a maritime museum. In this quiet and scenic place we can stay for our first night either by the pontoon or on a buoy.Day 4: THE NEEDLES: These two sharp chalk stacks are the guardians of the Solent. They are the last landmarks when coming out of the straight and entering the Channel. The Needles lighthouse was built in 1859, and manned until 1992!Day 5: ALDERNEY: The third largest of the Channel Islands, Alderney is a self-governing Crown Dependency with its own parliament. The island is only 6km long, so everything is within walking distance. There are many forts, bunkers and ruins that we can explore!Day 6: GUERNSEY: Guernsey is where we will best feel the culture and singular status of the Channel IslandsDay 7: DIÉLETTE: An old and typical fishing village, this is one of the harbours along the French coast we may stop in. We’ll visit the boulangerie for some croissants and baguette and just enjoy the quiet charm of a village that is not flooded with tourists!Day 8: HAMBLE: Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, coasts visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that our sailing family is there. See you another time!

$22.70 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Godshill Model Village Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)

The next time you’re looking for a fun family day out, make sure you come and visit us at the Godshill Model Village. Our Model Village is a 1/10th scale version of the village of Godshill and Shanklin Old Village and Chine, two of the oldest tourist areas on the Isle of Wight.   You can find all of our houses, cottages, churches and pubs in real life for a proper Gulliver experience!  Our models are fantastic replicas of these real buildings, made with sand and cement so they weather as they age. We even thatch them just like the real thing using authentic materials and methods. We’d recommend that you allow an hour here to fully appreciate the details of the little scenes around the model houses.   On a sunny day you can join us for a cup of tea then wander around agin to catch the little details you missed first time.   So you could easily combine a visit to us with a leisurely wander around the real Godshill village and take a day here. We pride ourselves on having the most detailed landscaped gardens on the Island with over 3,000 ornamental conifers and shrubs.   Attention to detail is key to everything we do.  Many of our trees are coarse bonsai treated to maintain their scale with the buildings…they really are amazing. It is called ‘coarse bonsai’ as they aren’t in pots – you really need to visit to see how manicured they are.   See what our visitors have said about us!