Fishing Trips and Needles Cruises

Voted the Number 1 tourist attraction in Yarmouth on TripAdvisor

Needles Cruises

The Alaminta departs from Yarmouth’s beautiful and historical harbour. Black Rock Charters offer 90 minute cruises to the world famous Needles Lighthouse and Pinnacles. These trips are very popular and suitable for all ages. We can accommodate up to 10 passengers and Dogs are welcome. 

Why not bring along a Picnic.

Why not bring along a Picnic.

Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime seeing the Isle Of Wight’s stunning coastline onboard the Alaminta on the Solent.  During the relaxing and leisurely cruise you will see three wonderfully, beautiful bays of Colwell Bay, Totland Bay and the world famous Alum Bay, famous for its natural cultured sands. These naturally formed bays are especially striking when viewed offshore. You can also see Fort Victoria and Fort Albert, including the spectacular 16th century Hurst Castle.

On days when weather and tide permit, our skipper will take you around the other side of the Needles Lighthouse, into the English Channel, to view the most stunning white under cliffs and caves of Tennyson Down. Here you can see the Isle Of Wight from yet another fantastically different perspective, included in the standard cost.

Trip duration 90 mins approximately

Dogs are welcome free of charge. Please remember to bring water and leads


Mackerel Fishing Trips  (Seasonal only June – September)

Our mackerel fishing trips are a fun filled fishing extravaganza and according to TripAdvisor reviews we are the most popular on the Isle Of Wight.

Ideal first fishing trip for children.

Ideal first fishing trip for children.

Come fishing with our Skipper Rob and have an experience of a lifetime. You catch your fish using rod and line, the Skipper and crew member Nathan will show you how to gut your fish and you will learn how to prepare the fish for cooking. Skipper Rob is a fully qualified Chef, with years of experience cooking fish and he is full of great recipes, he will happily pass on his knowledge on how to cook your catch. See also the Fish Recipes here on Black Rock Charters website. Tuition and rod hire is always included in our price.

Booking in advance is definitely recommended for this fantastic fishing experience.

Trip duration 2 hours                                                                              

Half Day Fishing Trips

Available throughout the year we offer half-day fishing trips. These trips are ideal for those wishing to experience boat fishing for the first time or those with years of experience and also for those who wish simply to have a pleasurable escape for a few hours anchored at various locations around the western shores of our beautiful Isle Of Wight.

Half day fishing family fishing trips.

Half day fishing family fishing trips.

Included in the price of your trip is all the equipment you could possible need , Penn 20-30lb class boat rod, a multiplier reel with braided line form the main equipment and all terminal tackle is included. We also include the bait suitable to the fish species we are targeting that season.

Our Skipper Rob and his crew member Nathan are always on-hand to offer professional advice and experience to all our passengers.

Trip Duration 5hrs                                                            

We do find that often children can get bored on a 4.5hr trip, so we suggest an age limit of 8 yrs old but will consider younger children under parents guidance.


All Day Fishing Trips

If you have never experienced deep sea fishing before or just want to relax on our charter boat the Alaminta, then our all day fishing trips are ideal, from small groups of up to eight people or individuals we offer an all inclusive fishing experience to suit you.

Full day fishing trips.

Full day fishing trips.

Departing from the historic Yarmouth harbour our charter boat The Alaminta and the skipper will take you out for a days fishing to one of a number of fishing locations that produce various species of fish depending on the time of year.

We provide all the fishing equipment of Penn braided multiplier reels and Penn 30+ class rods. Terminal tackle and bait is also included in our package.

Our skipper and crew have good knowledge of the grounds and are on hand to teach individuals the different methods of using tackle and bait to help you land a fish or two.       all day fishing website

Trip duration 8 hrs during daylight only                           Not ideal for younger children



Ashes At Sea

We offer Ashes At Sea to suit your requirements.




In the event we cancel any of our trips for any reason, we will either try to re-book or refund in full.