Mermaid's Gin and Jazz Cruise for Two
Whether it's a celebration or simply an excuse for an evening out, this river cruise for two is guaranteed to make a great night for any couple who enjoy great sounds, alongside one of the nation's favourite tipples. Combining gin with jazz music, this unique experience takes guests along the River Hamble, offering a selection of the very finest drinks along the way. With the crew decked out in vintage clothing and jazz oozing out of the period Bakelite wireless, just sit back and relax as The Isle of Wight Distillery's Wight Mermaid's Gin takes centre stage on this gentle cruise down river.
- Start your evening in style with a cruise along the River Hamble
- Travel aboard Betsie Jane, a restored 1930s motorboat
- Raise a glass to the occasion with a selection of on-board drinks, including Wight Mermaids Gin
- Light snacks are included
- Availability Description
Available on selected midweek and weekend dates each month between May and September.
- Participant Guidelines
Due to alcohol being served, guests must be aged 18 or over. Participants with disabilities are welcome, but would need to walk down two steps and Betsie Jane is not adapted to take wheelchairs aboard.
In extreme weather conditions, trips may be postponed if guests' safety could be considered at risk.
The cruise lasts one and a half hours and runs from 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Numbers on the Day
A maximum of 10 guests share the evening on board.
- Dress Code
In keeping with spirit of this experience, smart casual or formal attire is requested for the cruise.
- Other Info
Betsie Jane was built in 1938, commissioned by Lord Ebbisham for entertaining guests, while cruising the French canals. During WWII her role was changed from leisure to military use, however and she was used to tow smaller craft in the Dunkirk evacuation.