Trips to the World War II Maunsell Forts
The Redsand Towers Sea Fort off the coast of Whitstable
X-Pilot, a 72 ton ex pilot vessel built along the lines of a tug is
the ONLY vessel that you can actually board the forts from. This trip
is an adventure and the weather and tide are our masters, so we regret
we cannot run to a timetable and boarding is currently only for
Project Redsand approved parties.
There is only one way to book this exciting trip.
Hire the X-Pilot for yourself and your party, please call to negotiate
a price, and the boat is exclusively for your party. X-Pilot is
licensed for twelve passengers, but you are free to hire the vessel
for a smaller party of course and take your own private trip. Subject
to the weather and tidal restrictions you can choose your own sailing
date. The round trip is approximately five hours giving you one hour
aboard the fort, although you can stay longer by arrangement.
You will also need to negotiate a boarding fee to the Project Redsand
Trust, a registered charity.
Alan, the Captain of X-Pilot, welcomes your call if you wish to
discuss the details or have any questions. He can be contacted on 07952 784311 or 01634 301910. You can leave a message on the mobile
phone and Alan will call you back.
The Small Print.
All sailings are subject to the weather and tidal restrictions. Hire
of the boat for a party is payable in advance. Hire of the boat is
non-refundable. Every effort will be made to find a mutually suitable
alternative date should the trip be cancelled due to the weather.
Should you need to cancel your trip due to personal reasons we will be happy to arrange mutually suitable alternative provided we are given a minimum of 24 hours notice.