The Trips

The Coral Star departs from the commercial south pontoon, just behind the Lifeboat berth in Yarmouth harbour.

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Yarmouth to the Needles Rocks 

We  do Needles Trips from Yarmouth, pasting the Forts on either side of the Hurst tide race. Seeing Totland bay and Colwell bay as we cruise to Alum bay with its coloured sands, then on to the iconic rocks and the lighthouse at the Needles. See map below for route.

Leaving at 12noon everyday

Leaving at 2pm everyday except Saturday, which is market day.

1 hr 40 min approx

Adult £20   Child (5-12) £10     under 5 years of age free

Sundowner Trips (Wednesdays and Sundays only)

Leaving Yarmouth on nice evenings at 6pm for an evening 2 hour trip down to the Needles. The sun is over the yardarm and the bar is open.

Adult £25   Child £15

Lymington Market  (Saturdays only)

On Saturday you can go to Lymington market on the Coral Star, cruise across the Solent then enjoy the views on the river as we make our way to Lymington town quay which is just a short walk from the town.

We leave at 10am from Yarmouth and return from Lymington town quay at 3:30pm. Back in Yarmouth for approx 4:10pm.

40 min each way approx.

Adult £15   Child (5-12) £10    under 5 years of age free

From Lymington to Yarmouth (Saturdays only)

You can catch the Coral Star in Lymington at 10:35am for a trip to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. A nice cruise down the river with loverly views to enjoy then across the Solent to arrive at about 11:10 in Yarmouth.

The return is at 2:50pm from Yarmouth.

Lymington-Yarmouth. 40 min each way approx.

Adult £15   Child (5-12) £10    under 5 years of age free.

Parking is easier for the Bath Road Car Park, Lymington and we can then pick you up from the Harbour Master’s pontoon, please phone for details.

From Lymington to Yarmouth+ The Needles (Saturdays only)

The full experience.

You depart Lymington 10:35, cruise up the river to enjoy looking at the yachts and the views of Lymington marshes, then across the Solent to Yarmouth. You then have about 30mins in Yarmouth to walk around the small town and maybe buy a picnic for the noon trip to the Needles. The best views of the Island and the mainland are to be seen on this cruise, it takes about 1hr 40mins. Then you are back in Yarmouth for about 50 mins. Maybe you would like to sit and watch the world go by on the boat, the bar is open, or maybe try the local cafes or pubs.Returning to Lymington to arrive at about 3:30pm

Adult £30  Child £15 (5-12)      under 5 years of age free

Parking is easier for the Bath Road Car Park, Lymington, we can then pick you up on the Harbour Master’s pontoon, please phone for details.


Anderson Boat Cruises is now offering a discount to people arriving by sustainable transport lining in with Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star Scheme. If you provide proof of arrival by bus (valid bus ticket) or Bicycle, we will give you £1 per adult discount on our Needles Cruises!


The Coral Star off to Lymington on a sunny Saturday,

The route of the Needles cruise

The yellow line is the route we take on a nice day on a Needles cruise