Just a few weeks into the new season for Oysterboat Terror and already bookings are flooding in. With summer hopefully now finally arrived, the many volunteers who man this historic boat can look forward to a busy season ahead.

Conveniently berthed at Emsworth Yacht Harbour and sailing around the beautiful surroundings of Chichester Harbour, Oysterboat Terror can accommodate 6 paying passengers on regular trips lasting up to three hours.

Terror’s departures from Emsworth Yacht Harbour happen on an almost daily basis throughout the season, but are restricted by tidal access, so do not necessarily happen every day. The sailing schedule and booking schedule can be found on the Terror website www.oysterboatterror.org.uk .

Passengers are encouraged to experience the thrill of sailing the beautifully restored late 19th Century gaff-rigged working boat, and can take the helm under the supervision of the skipper, who, with the rest of the crew, will regale passengers with tales of the famous Emsworth Oyster trade, where millions of oysters were shipped around the country every year.

Not only will passengers learn about the history of the Oyster trade, they will also be able to see for themselves the vast array of wildlife that can be found in the harbour, designated as a National Landscape. Seals, Herons, Terns, Egrets and a host of other species can regularly be seen while enjoying a trip aboard Terror.

Owned by Chichester Harbour Conservancy and operated by a dedicated team of volunteers from Friends of Chichester Harbour, sailing on Oysterboat Terror is a ‘must do’ trip for locals and visitors alike.

Trips cost £35 for adults, £20 for children over six years old and the whole boat can be chartered for sole use for just £175. To make a booking go to www.oysterboatteror.org.uk , select ‘make a booking’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Passengers booking a trip on Terror can enjoy a free cup of coffee at The Deck restaurant when ordering other food. The Deck is situated on the waterfront at Emsworth Yacht Harbour immediately adjacent to Terror’s berth.




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