Best Boating Activities for your Lockdown Summer

After more than two months cooped up inside during the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s safe to say that we are itching to get back on the water. Whilst lockdown restrictions are still enforced across the UK, a great way to make the most of the good weather is a boat charter with Ocean Sport Tuition. Whether you are looking for a luxurious excursion on our Sports Cruiser, or an adrenaline-pumping day on the water on our Ribcraft RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats), a boat charter is a fun-filled activity for all the family to enjoy, thrill-seekers and relaxation enthusiasts alike.

Boat Charter

Instead of lounging on the beach and longingly watching boats flit across the horizon, why not book a Boat Charter experience for yourself and a group of friends? With even warmer weather approaching, there’s never been a better time to make the most of the cool Solent breeze, and enjoy a unique day out which will be a talking point for years to come!

Boat Charters are an immersive experience which allow guests to be hands-on, adventurous, and fully involved in the skippering of a premium recreational vessel. Whether you’d prefer a full day of self-skippered boating fun, or a quick turn on the wheel, Boat Charters are flexible, fun and the perfect way to spend a warm summer’s day.

During the UK lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Ocean Sports Tuition are currently allowing members of the same household to book Bareboat Charter. These restricted bookings include handover via Zoom, and a contactless key pick-up and drop-off point to ensure the safety of our customers and team.

Bareboat Charter

For those looking for a more hands-on boating experience, Bareboat Charter is a fantastic activity which allows guests to take a vessel out on the Solent without a skipper or instructor on board.

Spend the day tearing up the waves or simply enjoy the sunshine on deck, without the maintenance and costs of full time boat ownership. If you or your family, friends or housemates are looking for a unique activity for an exciting summer weekend, the private hire of a RIB or motor boat is the answer. With Ocean Sports Tuition Bareboat Charter, both full day and weekend hire is available.

Bareboat RIB Charter

If you have recently completed training, or simply want to enjoy the Solent with family and friends on your own private vessel, Bareboat RIB Charter is the perfect opportunity to consolidate your skills and explore the Solent without an instructor. Suitable for up to 12 guests, choose between a half day, full day or 10 day pass for your Bareboat Rib Charter.


To book a Bareboat RIB Charter with Ocean Sports Tuition, you must hold a valid RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate. If you lack this qualification, why not consider booking a Skippered Charter or Assisted RIB Charter, or explore our range of RYA courses when lockdown restrictions are lifted?

Bareboat Yacht Charter

Looking for a day trip or weekend away on the water without an instructor on board? By popular demand, you can now privately hire our luxurious Bavaria 35 Sports Cruiser. Coded for eight people, our sports cruiser is the perfect venue for a special occasion with an intimate group of friends, and can comfortably sleep four people in two cabins. If you have boating experience and are looking for a more hands-on, interactive activity than our Skippered Boat Charter, why not book a Bareboat Charter on this premium vessel?


To book a Bareboat Yacht Charter with Ocean Sports Tuition, you must hold a valid RYA Day Skipper Motorboat certificate. If you lack this qualification, why not consider a Skippered Charter or explore our range of RYA courses when lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

No matter your level of boating experience, there’s nothing more exhilarating that spending the day on the Solent. For booking enquiries or general queries, contact Ocean Sports Tuition on 02381 242 159, or email

About Ocean Sports Tuition

Ocean Sports Tuition is a Southampton-based company offering boat charters and RYA-recognised practical and theory courses. We have been successfully delivering training on the South Coast and the Solent since 2004, and pride ourselves on providing excellent tuition and service to our customers. To find out more about Ocean Sports and our friendly team, click here.