Needles Bay (Isle of Wight)

South Coast & The Isle of Wight

From west to east Dorset is a fantastic cruising area surrounded by some stunning scenery. The shelter provided by the Isle of Wight ensures relatively calm seas, but often with enough wind to provide conditions for exciting sailing.

Provident will be sailing out of the bustling harbour town of Poole, offering a great sightseeing week, exploring the Jurassic coastline.

The iconic Needles at the western entrance give way to the colourful Alum Bay sands to the south. You may spend the night in the panoramic surroundings of Lulworth Cove, or sail up close to the picturesque Durdle Door.

Possible destinations include Cowes, Yarmouth,  Portsmouth, the Beaulieu River, Freshwater Bay, Newtown Creek, Osborne Bay — just off Queen Victoria’s favourite residence at Osborne House — and Southampton Water.

On our 7th of July cruise, we hope to as much of the above as possible before sailing in to Devon’s waters for the rest of the week, with perhaps some time in Dartmouth or Salcombe.

  • Cruise Start Finish Start End Nights Vessel Cost
    Jurassic Coast Cruise Sat, Jun 30 Fri, Jul 06 Poole Poole  6  Provident  £795
    Dorset & Devon Cruise Sat, Jul 07 Thu, Jul 12 Poole Brixham  5  Provident  £695