About This Attraction

Situated on the beautiful south coast of England, Hayling Island is a haven of tranquillity. Hayling Boat Trips offer visitors a unique experience touring around Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour.

Harbour Tours

Beginning at Northney Marina, these 1.5-hour trips take guests on a tour around Chichester Harbour. This stunning, natural harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and promises calm waters as it is well sheltered from the open sea. Visitors will love the breathtaking harbour tour views of the coastline and discovering marine activity, seals and seabirds.

With a number of historic towns and villages located around Chichester Harbour, during high tide, there is the opportunity to take a short ice cream break along the harbour walls as you soak up the relaxing vibes of the gentle waters.

The boat, ‘Pirate Gracie’, is fully licensed and insured to carry passengers up to 20 miles. She is a high quality, secure and stable sea boat. The harbour trips run for about 90 minutes and take a maximum of 7 passengers with seating for all.

Seal Watching

One of the main highlights of a Hayling Boat Trip is catching a glimpse of the magnificent common and grey seals. The seals can normally be seen sunbathing on the mud banks in the shallows, and as such, the quiet boat is perfect for watching them without causing any distress or disturbance.

Fishing Trips

Fishing enthusiasts are welcome to join one of the regular fishing trips in the harbour. Due to the tranquil waters, anglers young and old can join in on the fun. Tackle and equipment is provided ensuring you have everything you need to catch a variety of fish such as Bream, Mullet and Smoothhounds.

Hayling Boat Trips also offer fishing tours designed for experienced anglers with dedicated Bass fishing using lures and flies.

Please note, longer trips around the Solent, Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle of Wight can be made via prior arrangement. 

Adult – £27.50
Child under 16 – £22.50
Under 5yrs by arrangement

Why should I visit?

    • Enjoy a real experience to get up close and observe the amazing seal population.
    • A fun chance to enjoy a water experience on board our beautiful boat, ‘Pirate Gracie’.
    • Experience life on the water within this huge natural beautiful harbour, see the vast array of sea birds and marine life.
    • Tour around the harbour visiting some of the historic villages from the water.
    • Watch the other boat life within the harbour, including classic cruising yachts, magnificent motor cruisers and the very popular racing dinghies from the local sailing clubs as they compete within the harbour.


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
On site parking
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


Northney marina,
Northney Rd,
Hayling island,
PO11 0NH

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Located 2 mins off of the main access road entering Hayling Island, turn first left after the bridge, Hayling Boat Trips is located within the marina (free parking) behind the hotel.

Kids activities

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  • Experience the thrill of being on the water on our beautiful boat.
  • Enjoy the magnificent countryside, fresh air, no computer screens
  • Get to see for real the seals in their natural environment
  • Play games counting the beautiful different seabirds 5 Enjoy on site ice creams and snacks

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