Salty Dog Experiences

We specialise in providing tailored sailing experiences ...from as little as £60 per person See what experiences we can offer you!

Champagne Reception Cruises

A half-day or full-day, lunch or evening, luxury cruise, fully-skippered and crewed. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the sail.

We’ll serve you champagne cocktails and appetizing meals or snacks appropriate to the length and time of cruise.

The yachts are based at Haslar Marina in Gosport at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Please contact us to discuss your chartering requirements.

Call us to discuss your requirements.

We have two yachts available, Antara and Katabatic.

Family & Friends Days

Just want a relaxing day on the water with your family, or with a group of friends? Tell us what you’re hoping to do, what you want to eat and drink and leave the rest to us. If you would like to bring your own food and drink – not a problem,  all the facilities on board are at your disposal.

Family and Friends Sailing Days are the ideal way to get on the water without you having to worry about anything. We can accommodate all ages. Just step aboard and we’ll take care of everything.

We’ll discuss with you what you want from your day: the amount of sailing, where you would like to go, what you’d like to eat and drink. From Haslar Marina we can visit Cowes, Bembridge, Beaulieu, Newtown Creek, the Hamble River, Chichester Harbour, and many more, interesting places in the Solent. It is possible to reach the Needles and back in a day  if tides and wind are favorable!

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Special Celebrations

Looking for a different way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary? We’ll work with you to make the day a really special one to remember.

We particularly love surprises! As well as the cruise itself, we can arrange catering, cakes, decorations, whateveryou want.

Your trip could  be an evening cruise over to Osbourne Bay off the Isle of Wight for drinks and canapes or a whole day on board with breakfast, lunch and evening meal.


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Have you got Something Else in Mind?

Occasionally people have  requests that are something different to the normal. For example, we once  took an architect to Chichester Harbour to take a picture of a house from the water to form  part of a planning application for an extension!

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Imagine how good you will feel after spending time on the water.

Meet Our Yachts

Katabatic on her way to Cowes


Katabatic is a Dufour 450. She sails beautifully and is easy to handle. Katabatic is 13.5m/45ft long and sleeps 10 (4 double cabins and a double berth in the saloon) and can accommodate 12 comfortably for day sailing. She comes well equipped with radar, AIS, chartplotter, autopilot and heating. Berthed at Haslar Marina which is located at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour you are just a few minutes away from the Solent.


Dufour 450




45ft long


10 people