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Discover the Solent on board a luxurious Cruising Motorboat.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Solent on our Motorboat. Our experienced skipper will take care of everything onboard, all you have to do is to decide how much or little you want to get involved.

With service and excellence at the forefront of everything we do, you can rely on our experienced team to take care of absolutely everything for you. From fun on the water to catering and sightseeing, we will work with you to make sure your one-of-a-kind day exceeds all expectations.

We have three charter options for you, or if you have specific ideas in mind, then we can build the day around you.

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Fish Tales is berthed at Cowes Yacht Haven on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is a destination in itself, but the main advantage is that we are in the middle of the Solent, so you won’t have to travel far before you reach stunning anchorage.


Cowes, Isle of Wight

Our Motorboat

Fish Tales is a Fairline Phantom 40′ she is a fine example of a cruising motorboat with all of the comforts you would expect, including:

  • Space for up to eight guests and two crew. 
  • Air conditioning for when the weather gets too hot
  • Fish Tales has two toilets onboard.
  • Swim platform and outdoor shower, if you decide to take a dip
  • Generator
  • Comfortable interior, with a large fridge and well-stocked galley
  • Flybridge with seating for six
  • Fridge and cooking facilities on the flybridge
  • The yacht comes with the option of two paddle boards if you want to enjoy some time alone.

Fish Tales is a coded yacht, which means she has all the safety equipment, you would expect and the reassurance that the vessel has been maintained to the highest standard. All our skippers are very experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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Skippered Charter Options

We have three charter options for you, all three provide a fantastic day out on the water. Flying Fish will provide the skipper and crew all you need to do is relax.


To charter Fish Tales for either of the three options below is £1,250 per day, £700 for half a day. We can provide catering if required for an additional cost depending on where you would like to go.

A charter day is from 09:00 until 17:30. Half a day charter is defined as 4 hours.

How do I book?

For availability and charter options, please contact us to discuss how we can get you on the water.

Yacht Charter

Cowes – Needles

We will pick you up in Cowes or Southampton. After a quick welcome briefing, we will cruise down the Solent to the famous Needles lighthouse then on to Yacmouth or the Hut for Lunch. After lunch, we will cruise to an anchorage or a bay of your choice to relax before a gentle cruise home.

Yacht Charter

Cowes to Gunwharf Quays

If you are looking for a day of sightseeing and some retail therapy, lunch, and a cruise around the Solent, then this option might be just the ticket.We will pick you up in Cowes or Southampton, we then cruise East towards the famous forts before diving into Portsmouth. Lunch will be at Gunwharf Quays Marina, where there is lots to see and do. After lunch, we will see the sites before returning home.

Bespoke charter

If you have an idea or a specific place you would like to visit, please contact us and ask for the bespoke option. Our team will design the day with you to get the most out of the charter.Past ideas have included a birthday surprise, a corporate event, and a teambuilding day. If you have something specific in mind please contact us and we will help you create a great day on the water.

Key facts

Please read the key facts as they provide essential information about what is and is not included in the charter

Get in touch with us


Flying Fish, 124 High Street, Cowes, Isle of wight, PO31 7AY

Flying Fish UK is open from 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday for you to contact us. We are closed on public holidays.

UK 01983 280641

World +44 1983 280641

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