The Needles Pleasure Cruises

Approx. Family Price
£20.00 to £40.00
Take a Look
The needles lighthouse
View of needles from fast boat
Slower boat returning to dock
Heading off to the Needles
Speedboat and the Needles
Fast boat at dock
Boats at the dock
Fast boat with needles in background

Take a cruise around the famous Needles on the Isle of Wight.
You can take a normal boat, or zip around in the fast jet boat.

In the fast boat you get to experience the Needles from both sides, and of course, have great fun zipping over the waves.

If you want to learn more about the Needles, then the slower boat has commentary. The slower cruise includes:

– Live commentary
– Panoramic Views of the Coloured Sands of Alum Bay
– Victorian Fort beneath the Needles Battery
– Shipwrecks of the area
– Views of the surrounding Dorset & Hampshire Coastline
– Sea Bird Life
– Needles Rocks & Lighthouse
– Dramatic 400 foot high chalk cliffs
– Progression of coastal erosion form caves to stacks
– Discover the origin of the “Needles”
– Views of Hurst Castle and Fort Albert

Our Review

In our recent trip to the Isle of Wight, we were fortunate to take commentaryride around the Needles in the fast jet boat operated by Needles Pleasure Cruises.

This was great fun as we zoomed out of Alum Bay and around the Needles, taking in the far side of them, and then zipping back around, taking in a few tight turns and wake jumps in the process!

We all returned with big smiles on our faces.

Note that in peak season, you may be queing for a while. You also don’t really get wet, though we had really good conditions when we went.

Planning your visit
Typical cost for a family
£20.00 - £40.00

For the fast boat, a family ticket costs £40 (2 Adults and 2 children under 15). For the slower boat, the prices are £6.00 Adults and £4.00 Children.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find The Needles Pleasure Cruises.


Park at the Alum Bay Needles Visitor Attraction. Use the postcode PO39 0JD in your Satnav.
You can either take the chairlift down to the beach or walk.
You queue on the beach by the jetty and pay when you board the boat.

Nearby Places

Browse the map below to find places near to The Needles Pleasure Cruises. Remember, you can save any place to your Adventure Planner, helping you plan your trip.

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 0 mi
Alum Bay New Road, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight 0.13 mi
Alum Bay New Rd, Alum Bay, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight 0.21 mi
Alum Bay New Rd, Alum Bay, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight 0.7 mi
Various Locations, Isle of Wight 3.98 mi
Castle Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight 11.26 mi
Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire 11.81 mi
White Meadow Camping, Lepe Road, Langley, Hampshire 12.83 mi

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