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Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

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Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

Hello,

I'm wanting to take a boat trip out to see the Maunsell Sea Forts. The only company who seems to do this is the Greta Barge which is a 6-hour round trip http://www.greta1892.co.uk/. Does anyone know of a different way to see the Sea Forts? Preferably by RIB or speedboat, either as part of an organised group trip or private charter? Maybe nothing like this exists and the Greta is the only way!

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England, United...
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1. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

You might find this shortcut of interest:-

…garrett.co.uk/2011/08/21/red-sands-sea-fort

although it refers to something written in 2011

Edited: 12:42 pm, October 08, 2013
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2. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

http://www.bay-tours.co.uk/

These appear to run RIBs from Herne Bay..

But their website is not very, um, "inspiring" so probably wise to contact them and find out more....

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3. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

Found this, also

bobleroi.co.uk/BoatTrips/RiBBoatTrips.html

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4. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

http://x-pilot.co.uk/services.htm

http://www.kentcharterfishing.com

http://www.wildlifesailing.com

http://www.repertor.com/sailing-trips.php

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5. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

You might enjoy this:

…britishpathe.com/hls-vod/…00039190.mp4.m3u8

England
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6. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

The Bay Tour Safari-Trips out of Herne Bay suggested by EW in post 2 seem to be highly recommended by Trip Advisor:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g503907-…

Must do this sometime. Have several times stood at Tankerton Beach and looked out at these amazing structures.

London
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7. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

Thanks everyone! Really useful. Will give Bay Tours a ring in the morning. Excited!

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8. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

Ooooh sea safari! Wicked. I've ALWAYS wanted to go :) Thanks for the links!!

Edited: 9:10 am, November 22, 2013
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9. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

I got excited when I saw this thread and rang to book with bay tours but the ansamachine says they have stopped trading. I really want to take our teenage boys out to the forts but am struggling to find an alternative that doesnt involve chartering a whole boat. Can anyone advise? We are in Whitstable from 25th may for 5 days.

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10. Re: Boat trips to Maunsell Sea Forts?

I think the only option currently operating would be the day trips on the Greta Thames Sailing Barge from Whitstable but it usually gets booked up so you'd need to check in advance if there's any spaces left for this coming week; it advertises as leisurely sail taking up to 6 hrs.

I haven't seen Bay Tours about this year and last year their summer season was interrupted by sea defence works at their launch site in Herne Bay so it wouldn't surprise me if they've called it a day.

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