White Cliffs & Beyond aboard Dover Explorer

1.5 Hours Duration

 

Dover Sea Safari is the only way to get out for a close up view of iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

 

White Cliffs…..
Upon slipping our berth and departing Dover Marina, your Sea Safari starts with the history and everyday workings of Dover Harbour
Having obtained permission from Dover Port Control, we slip out between the huge cross Channel ferries, exiting through the enormous granite faced harbour walls onwards to our first stop….Langdon Bay.

 

& Beyond…..

Admiring the view of the beautiful old fishing villages of not only St. Margarets Bay but Kingsdown, Walmer and the town of Deal.

 

Explore an area of outstanding natural beauty that can only be seen from the water. 

 

See the Castles, hear the tales of smuggling, infamous Deal BoatmenGoodwin Sands and what exactly is the Deal Time Ball Tower?

 

All of this before passing underneath the award winning Deal Pier and pushing forward the throttles to experience the exhilarating feeling of blasting home aboard the largest RIB speed boat on this part of the coast.

 

A thrill for the whole family!

Adults: £35

Juniors (14 and under): £25

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As seen on T.v.

Secret Seals aboard Dover Explorer

2 Hours Duration

 

"Our ethos is in sensitive wildlife observation without disturbing natural habitat"

Our mission on this trip is to observe Common Harbour Seals, thus making our Secret Seal Safari the most popular tour with families of all ages. Named by the BBC wildlife film crew in amazement at finding seals in this location when filming 'Autumn Watch.

Accidental Nature - Secret Seals of the South East'.

 

Dover Sea Safari does not just whizz you across Pegwell Bay. We bring you up under the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and along the breathtaking White Cliffs Country coastline.

 

Upon reaching Walmer, we head North. Passing Deal and taking in a close view of Deal Pier. Onward through to Sandwich Bay, entering the mouth of the River Stour through Pegwell Bay.

The lovely Pegwell Bay is a large nature reserve, known for its migrating wading birds and wildfowl, plenty of time for a bit of spotting if you'd like to bring your binoculars. 

 

It’s here we find our 'Secret' Seal colony.

 

Engines off and drifting passed in silence you can observe their natural inquisitiveness towards people while basking on the river bank and popping up around the boat for a good look at us.

 

After about 20 mins viewing we return with a thrilling blast back to Dover Marina (weather permitting).

 

Adults: £45

Juniors (14 and under): £35

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Maunsell Forts aboard Wetwheels

4 Hours Duration

 

We've bought this trip back for 2019 after so much demand.

The trip has been tweaked the trip a little bit to give you a extra comfort whilst at sea for 4 hours. Join us aboard our 600hp Cheetah Catamaran 'Wetwheels' to venture around the Kent coastline, going from East Kent around to North Kent.

 

A scene from War of the Worlds.....

 

Leaving the coastline behind us at the North Foreland we head out around the Margate Sands and in to the Thames Estuary where these sci-fi type structures appear on the horizon.

 

the army forts....

Heading west, the first set of forts we come across are the Shivering Sands Forts. Getting up close enough to count the rusty rivets you'll be able to photograph the towers in details whilst we tell you their history.

time for a cuppa....

After spending time at the Shivering Sands Forts we then head over to the even more eerie Red Sands Forts. Time for a cuppa tea before making for home via the Kentish Flats wind farm.

 

Cost per person: £80

Group booking is available.

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Goodwin Sands & Seals aboard Dover Explorer

3 Hours Duration

 

Join us for a unique 3hr adventure, out to the infamous Goodwin Sands.

 

The Dover Sea Safari team will take you out onboard the Dover Explorer or Wetwheels and if sea conditions allow, transfer you by means of tender on to the Goodwin Sands.

 

Depending on the tide and weather conditions, you should get approximately 45 minutes to explore or picnic on the Goodwin Sands.

 

A Dover Sea Safari guide will accompany you onto the Goodwin Sands, just to make sure you dont get lost on this incredible landscape!

 

Have a game of cricket....

 

Why not follow the tradition first started in the summer of 1824, Captain K. Martin, then the Harbour Master at Ramsgate, instituted the proceedings of the first known cricket match on the Goodwin Sands.

To our knowledge this has died out since the Hovercraft stopped running all those years ago. It's time to restart the tradition with monthly summer matches.

 

Seals and Wrecks....

 

Spot the abundant seals to be found basking on the Sands or look for the remains of the many wrecked ships that can become exposed from time to time with the shifting sands.

 

Please note;

This trip is a real adventure. Please do expect to get wet, we will do our best to keep you dry! Bring a dry set of clothing that you can change into when back ashore in Dover. We have a very nice suite of changing rooms with hot showers.

Everyone must have good mobility for the tender tranfer.

 

Cost per person: £65

Group booking is available.

Private Charter aboard Dover Explorer

Any time, any place!

 

Do something different for that special occasion?

 

Tell us what you would like and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

 

Charter our exhilarating 10.5m RHIB, the 'Dover Explorer' or our smooth riding disability friendly power catamaran 'Wetwheels' for an occasion everyone will remember.

 

Birthdays, wedding parties, club outings or just get out on the sea to blow the cobwebs away!

 

We can supply, or you are welcome to bring a picnic and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate in a unique way.

 

Any of our boat trips may be booked on a private charter basis

 

A few more ideas of trips you could do with us....

 

Thanet Wind Farm

The world's biggest offshore wind farm.

Take a trip out to the 100, 380ft tall wind turbines that have been built seven miles off Foreness Point.

 

Ramsgate Marina

Head North to Ramsgate Marina for a spot of lunch or set off in the evening in search of the tradditional fish & chips in the many eateries and bars found around Ramsgate Marina.

 

Sandwich Quay 

Departing the Port of Dover, head North into Pegwell Bay, where we find our peaceful and inquisitive Seal colony

Cruise up the River Stour to the lovely town of Sandwich. Stopping for an ice cream at the town quay before returning back to Dover on the outgoing tide.

 

Private charter is charged at £300hr.

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Proud to be a Community Interest Company.

 

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