Launched in 2011, Wetwheels Solent is the original regional operator for the national disability power boating charity Wetwheels Foundation. It is community interest company 08451362.

    Wetwheels Solent has her home in Portsmouth, so is perfectly positioned to operate across the region.

    The Wetwheels experience is designed to enable every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power boating. Wetwheels boats are truly unique by being fully accessible - not just giving you the chance to be a passenger, but also to take the helm as the skipper - everybody gets the chance to drive!

    We depend on the goodwill of our wonderfully experienced volunteers and generous donors to bring Wetwheels to you. If you would like to be part of a Wetwheels experience, it doesn't matter if you're young or old; Just get in touch with Jo in the office to arrange your visit.

    The Wetwheels team look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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      Solent Sunset Cruise

      Enjoy watching the sunset on the Solent from a different perspective. Our evening cruise is the perfect way to end a long Summers day. Relax on the water whilst you enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of the sea as we gently motor along.

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      Captains Classic - Group Bookings

      We welcome all types of groups onto Wetwheels Solent for a bespoke experience specially designed for you. Choosing from the many trips on offer, we are able to ensure that your group gets the best out of their trip. All abilities are welcomed aboard with a maximum 10 people, including up to 3 wheelchairs. Gunwharf Quays has a huge array of facilities on offer, 'Changing Places' toilets, disabled p...

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      Captains Classic - Mixed Bookings

      Join us for our most popular adventure. You will not only get to see a number of our historic harbour's most exciting and interesting sights such as the Submarine museum and Naval ships, you will also get to experience an exciting high-speed voyage in the Solent as you race past the ancient sea forts and past the site of where the Mary Rose sank.

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      Needles Adventure (IOW) Experience

      Why not plan a day out and a picnic in the magnificent shadow of The Needles in Alum Bay (where the muti-coloured sands originate) or head back in to Yarmouth or Cowes for lunch at one of the many restaurants. Grab a fish and chip lunch on the Promenade and watch the world go by? You can even drop a fishing line over the side to catch a few mackerel for tea. We can create an itinerary to suit you...

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      Eastbourne Outreach July 2024

      Join us for our visit to Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour) from 15th to 26th July, where we will be joining up with Wetwheels South East. Experience going through a sea-lock and then heading out past Eastbourne Pier to Beach Head lighthouse.

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      Memory Lane Portsmouth Experience

      Ideal for older clients who have lived and worked on the water, be it Naval or Merchant, Fishing or Emergency Services, we encourage all participants and their family and carers to come and enjoy the benefit of being back on the Sea and enjoy the benefits of ‘blue water therapy’ and the memories it may invoke.

    • Bimble to Bembridge

      A trip to the beautiful and peaceful Bembridge Harbour to the East of the Isle of Wight. On the way we pass the iconic Forts in the Solent and head straight for Bembridge – taking turns to drive at speed. A gentler pace is taken as we enter Bembridge harbour enabling us to appreciate the beautiful scenery and wildlife. An opportunity to grab and ice cream might be on offer too at the harbour Caf...

    • Medina Meander (IOW) Experience

      Join us on a trip to the beautiful and peaceful Bembridge Harbour to the East of the Isle of Wight. On the way we pass the iconic Forts in the Solent and head straight for Bembridge – taking turns to drive at speed. A gentler pace is taken as we enter Bembridge harbour enabling us to appreciate the beautiful scenery and wildlife. An opportunity to grab and ice cream might be on offer too at the...

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      Chichester Harbour Tour

      If you are interested in wildlife, join us for this trip. Chichester Harbour is deemed to be a place of national and international importance for landscape and nature conservation and is a special place for wildlife. There is a growing colony of grey and harbour seals, together with a wide variety of other animals and creatures living in and around the Harbour - some are very easy to spot, whereas...

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      Portsmouth Harbour Tour

      See the sights of our beautiful historic Portsmouth Harbour from a sailor's eye-view. Your personal guided tour of one of the busiest and most historic harbours in the world. See Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, spot which Royal Navy ships are in harbour, take in the sights and sounds you can only ever experience on the water. One of our most popular trips so book early. .

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      The Hayling Hop

      A trip to Langstone Harbour near Hayling Island takes you from Gunwharf Quays out into the Solent for some high speed driving as we race towards the iconic Sea Forts. On arrival, a gentle meander around the harbour to see the wildlife and then head home along Southsea shore. On the way back into Port we take a quick detour into Haslar Marina and the Submarine Museum. Great for inclement weather in...

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    Geoff Holt

    Geoff Holt


    Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural Chairman of RYA Sailability. In 2007 he became the first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain and in 2009 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. He was awarded an MBE for “Services to Disabled Sailing” in 2010 and named ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ shortly after. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012 and he is a Council member of the RNLI. He is also a patron and ambassador for several charities for people with disabilities.

    Geoff has 20 years experience in marketing & PR working for international accountancy firms Deloitte & Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a degree in Antiques and Auctioneering. He is the author of 'Walking on Water' and is a professional Speaker. 

    He founded Wetwheels in 2011. 

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    Jo Ekin

    Operations Manager

    Jo has 35 years of experience in design, marketing and administration, formerly in the design world and then latterly in the private education sector a School Registrar. Growing up on the South Coast she sailed with her dad and brother in Chichester harbour and pursued her love of horse riding in the South Downs. A move to the North Norfolk coast in her twenties gave her the opportunity to join the local Coastguard and went on to become Coxswain of the rescue boat and worked alongside the lifeboat and the other coastguard teams in the area.

    Jo lives on a Dutch Barge in Hamble and spends her time maintaining her boat, kayaking on the river with her dog and visiting her home in the West Coast of Scotland. She has been a keen volunteer crew for Wetwheels Hamble for the last 3 years and is now looking forward to bringing her passion, enthusiasm and experience to Wetwheels Solent and the Wetwheels Foundation.

    Andrew Snowdon

    Andrew Snowdon


    Andrew has recently retired after successfully running his own business for 18 years and has a lifelong love of the sea, boating and fishing.

    After meeting Geoff more than 40 years ago through the Round Table organisation Andrew was honoured to be asked to be involved with Wetwheels, and being part of a group that offers such wonderful experiences on the water fills him with pride.  Andrew is committed to ensuring that Wetwheels continues to provide trips that offer freedom and adventure to wheelchair users of all ages.

    Martin Fisher

    Martin Fisher


    Martin is Regional Director for Vision Independent Financial Planning Ltd and first became involved with Wetwheels when he was inspired by Geoff Holt at a corporate speech Geoff gave.  He says, “What I can give back is only an incredibly tiny percentage of what Geoff does for disabled people.  To see the reaction we get from people who have experienced a ride on the boat is amazing and worth any time I am able to spend!


    Dan Brown

    Lead Skipper

    Having spent my teen years growing up in Cape Town I have always had a passion for the sea.  Any spare time I had I surfed, waterskied and sailed. Eventually I crewed on a new yacht delivery from there to the Med and started life in the UK on the south coast. I’ve been around and had boats most of my life so a job with Wetwheels was perfect especially with the people I get to meet and in turn share the enjoyment that boats and the sea can bring


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