The Trips

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

please phone and book to avoid disappointment 

The Needles Rocks 

We will be doing Needles Trips from Yarmouth, pasting the Forts on either side of the Hurst tide race, then seeing Totland bay and Colwell bay as we cruise to the rocks and lighthouse of the iconic Needles Rocks.

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

To 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 (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 enjoy the views then cross the Solent. You can then have 50mins in Yarmouth for a snack or whatever (Yarmouth has some very nice cafes, pubs and restaurants). Then at noon off to the Needles, see the forts on the shore of the Needles channel. Most of the best views on the Island are on this bit if sea shore. Back to Yarmouth for another 50 mins, maybe time for some refreshments.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.

Special Trips

We will also be doing some special trips during the season.

As the weather improves we will be doing sundowners cruises to the Needles, of course the bar will be open!

Lymington sea food festival,

Viewing the Round the island race just off Yarmouth.

etc. etc..


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,