Where it is
Island Charters’ Port Hamble base is ideally located – close to the mouth of the River Hamble, it has quick, easy access into Southampton Waters, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It is about one and a half hour’s drive/train journey from London.
Why we chose it
Hamble is one of the most famous sailing locations in the world, with many key industry suppliers and famous yacht clubs, like the Royal Southern and the RAF, close by.
Our Hamble yacht charter fleet is located in the main basin of Port Hamble Marina, between A and B pontoon just in front of the RAF Yacht Club and the Ancasta offices. The marina has free onsite parking, a chandlery and excellent onsite shower and WC facilities. The harbour office is manned 24 hours a day.
Hamble village is within easy walking distance, with a good choice of restaurants, pubs and boutiques. A short drive up Hamble Lane is a 24 hour Tescos with a petrol station.
How to get there by road: Satnav SO31 4QD
From the M3, join the M27, eastbound for Portsmouth. Turn off at junction 8 and follow signs for Southampton East/Hamble. Follow signs for Hamble on the B3397. You will pass Tescos on your left-hand side. Continue along Hamble Lane for approximately 3 miles, over the railway bridge and towards Hamble village. When you reach Hamble village there is a mini-roundabout. Turn left into Satchell Lane, past the bus station. The entrance to Port Hamble is 50m away on the right hand side. Island Charters’ Hamble yacht charter office is in the first building on the right-hand side, on the top floor.
How to get there by rail
Take the train either to Southampton Parkway or Southampton Central. You can catch a bus from Southampton Parkway to Hamble village, but it’s much easier to get a taxi from either train station to Hamble. This will take around 15 minutes and should cost between £11 and £15.