This route provides the ideal opportunity to explore the West Wight by foot, bike or bus. With numerous foot paths, bike tracks, and bus routes, there is no reason to arrive by car. Join us at the beginning of your day at Yarmouth, to be dropped off in Alum Bay at the heart of the action and start your return journey back to Yarmouth by any number of routes via foot path, cycle track or bus, or simply spend the day in the Needles area and come back to Yarmouth by boat in the evening with us again.
Alternatively start your day at Yarmouth exploring the West Wight, finishing at Alum bay and let us take the weight from your feet with an evening trip from Alum bay back to Yarmouth.
Popular trails around the West Wight would include:
- Tennyson trail along the cliff top from Alum Bay into Freshwater Bay
- The disused railway line between Yarmouth and Freshwater that runs alongside the River Yar.
- The coastal walk between Totland and Yarmouth
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If you’re arriving by sustainable transport to join us on either end of the route, and are able to provide evidence in the form of a receipt, then the fare will be discounted to £6 per person.
Bicycles are welcome on the slow boat.”