Free Spirit is our beautiful “Flybridge Aquabell Sports Cruiser”, with an indoor seating area with modern toilet facilities and open outdoor seating provided for all guests, so you can enjoy a truly comfortable journey as we explore the beautiful coastline in search of wildlife. Free Spirit has also recently been fitted with a brand new awning to provide extra shelter from the weather.
We are fully insured and coded as required by the MCA, and with first aid trained staff and full safety equipment on board, you can sit back and enjoy the trip as all is taken care for you. We are licensed to carry up to twelve guests plus two crew members. Keeping parties intimate gives you more space and better chance to speak with our fantastically knowledgeable crew.
Private Hire & Specialist Excursions
Free Spirit is available for corporate and private hire, whether it’s for the media, TV, filming, photography, yachting events or any specialist excursions.
Prices include the hire of the boat and an experienced skipper who will cater to the party’s personal needs during the duration of the charter. Your hired boat and skipper is available 24 hours a day.
About Captain Keith
Your skipper CK has a vast experience of working in the private boat chartering business over the many years of his long-standing career. Throughout this time, he has worked closely with such people as Dame Ellen MacArthur, working as her towboat captain during her record-breaking round the world trip. He has also worked alongside a selected team in the “Whitbread Round the World Race”, plus several other cross-Atlantic challenges that finished off at the Lizard Point in Cornwall.
From both a personal and business point of view, we do our utmost to support all the conservation groups we work closely with and help promote their conservation initiatives.
CK is a dedicated, professional wildlife guide, understanding the complex issues of filming in the natural world. In the past, he has worked with “The Really Wild Show” and their presenter, Michaela Strachan, filming basking sharks. Furthermore, he has carried out survey work for the WDCS and the RSPB.
CK was the very first operator in the UK to endorse and sign up to the nationally accredited “WiSe” scheme, as well as being endorsed by the SeaWatch Foundation and the WDCS, ensuring sensitive interaction with all the marine mammals and birds observed during our “seafari” excursions.
Here, Capt. Keith is with Ms Debbie Tann, the CEO of the HWT (Hampshire Wildlife Trust), supporting the Wildlife Trust’s national initiative to set up 127 Marine Conservation Zones around the UK.