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Blue Box Experiences

| Point Hamble Marina, Hamble SO31 4NB, England
+44 23 8098 8966
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Homemade cake in a vintage boat

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip on the Betsie Jane cruising up the Hamble. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jea89
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Southampton, England
Great cafe!

Sat down for a coffee with family, great little spot lovely outlook and cake is great. Nice indoor... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JonM17
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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| Point Hamble Marina, Hamble SO31 4NB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip on the Betsie Jane cruising up the Hamble. We were treated to the history of the Betsie Jane which was fascinating. Excellent homemade scones and cakes. Sadly I couldn’t manage all the jam tarts & cakes........More

Thank Jea89
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat down for a coffee with family, great little spot lovely outlook and cake is great. Nice indoor or outdoor area and free parking. What’s not to like?

Thank JonM17
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We took the afternoon trip up the Hamble for a relaxing, gentle cruise. We started with a short talk from the crew, firstly covering the security aspects of the cruise, followed by information about the beautiful boat. Once we were underway we were given a...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous day sailing the classic Victorian gaff rigged yacht Valerie. A truly unique and magical experience. Valerie is a stunning historic vessel and a joy to sail. Skipper Jono and First Mate Dom were passionate about their sailing and made the whole...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Wow what a place this is a real hidden gem! Such fun and such a beautiful place to visit. Take a look have tea on the river experience sailing different choices.

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We took the lunchtime trip on Betsie Jane. For an hour and a half you have a relaxing cruise up the River Hamble to the Jolly Sailor and back. You are supplied with what is basically an afternoon tea, but there were nice sandwiches, so...More

1  Thank triumphowner_10
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A truly fantastic day spent aboard Mermerus. A great day for me, having not been sailing for sometime, it brought back some memories of my youthful past. The motley crew consisted of people like me with some experience to those with no experience at all...More

1  Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Not just a boat experience if you care in the Hamble stop and have a coffee on the terrace. Super views of the Hamble

1  Thank Denisenixonjones
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We bought a lunch on the 1938 Betsie Jane for my mother-in-law as a Mother’s Day gift and had a really memorable trip along the beautiful Hamble River. It was one of those times when you think “this is the life!” The lunch was served...More

1  Thank hmoth
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We had the most idyllic Friday evening gin and jazz cruise on the River Hamble with Jono, Stephen and the iconic Betsie Jane. What a fabulous experience. Great gin, amazing views and a truly lovely and attentive crew . Cannot recommend highly enough. We will...More

Thank andy b
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Ewellboy
10 August 2018|
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Response from andy b | Reviewed this property |
There is an inside and outside area and so I think you would be ok. They are lovely people and it is a great place to visit, fantastic views of the Hamble.
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ParTcake
26 February 2016|
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Response from Blue Box S | Property representative |
We are based in Hamble Point Marina, Hamble, SO31 4NB, which is about a 20 minute drive from the centre of Southampton.
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kk123Northants
27 March 2015|
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Response from Blue Box S | Property representative |
Many thanks for your interest in our Blue Box Sailing Experiences. For a more experienced sailor I would recommend either the Ocean Race Yacht Experience - Match Race or our Whitbread 60 Experience. If you think the... More
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