Whitstable Boat Trips

Owners and operators Richard and Sue would like to welcome you aboard our vintage lifeboat “The Chieftain”.

Enjoy a 90 minute seal safari or a half hour cruise around the bay departing from the historic harbour of Whitstable, Kent. 

We are a small local family run business with a warm and friendly welcome to make your trip aboard our lifeboat both enjoyable and memorable.



Seal Safari

Seal Safari

Join us for a 90 minute cruise to see the seals.

£30 per person

Around the Bay

Enjoy a 30 minute boat trip around the bay

£10.00 per person

"The Chieftain" History

Since 1948 and with 33 years of saving lives at sea, discover the history right up to today.

star rating  Amazing experience, fantastic service - Wow excellent communication very responsive in emails. Very professional and friendly we had a fantastic day today sunny very calm water, friendly staff,what more could anyone want?
A fantastic day... read more

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April 11, 2024

star rating  First time boat trip! Vintage Lifeboat.  - I had been wanting to take a trip on the vintage lifeboat for ages and today I finally did!

The booking office is easy to spot with the... read more

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April 8, 2024

star rating  A great experience.  - We had a great time out in their superbly restored Lifeboat.Very efficient and friendly atmosphere.Will be booking again for a longer trip.It is a real piece of history.... read more

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April 2, 2024

star rating  Lovely outing on vintage lifeboat  - Wonderful trip on this beautiful vintage lifeboat. Passionate, knowledgeable and friendly it was a lovely way to spend some time in Whitstable. Sue was incredibly responsive and helpful on email... read more

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March 31, 2024