The Solent Dolphin web site is undergoing design and maintenance and a new design will be made available soon.

The ON-LINE BOOKING system will be available from 1st December 2019 for taking bookings for the new season May to September 2020.


M/V ALISON MacGREGOR MK 3 is now in service after 4 years of fund-raising.  She was "named" by our Patron Simon Weston CBE on the 8th September 2012, and is berthed at Hythe Marina.

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We are a charity which operates a boat, the M/V ALISON MacGREGOR, for the sole purpose of taking people with disabilities out for free trips to sea on Southampton Water. We cater for (up to 12) people of all ages, including permanent wheel-chair users.  Trips last 2 hours and the boat goes out 3 times a day 7 days a week from May till September.

To BOOK Please click on the On-line Button

Alternatively, either Phone: 02380 848774

or Email:


Solent Dolphin is a Registered Charity (no. 900604) with a Management Committee and a Board of Directors. It is this latter committee which organises and runs all aspects of the M/V ALISON MacGREGOR’s operations.  All Skippers  are qualified and crew undergo refresher training annually to ensure the safe operation of the boat.

Solent Dolphin is financially self-supporting through all the generous donations from many organisations and benefactors, in particular the local Rotary and Lions Clubs.  In addition, we are very grateful to Marina Developments Limited, who kindly provide berthing and storage facilities free of charge. Without all this support we would not be able to give the pleasure to the many people with disabilities that we are able to.

The M/V Alison MacGregor is a purpose-built catamaran for 12 passengers including carers'.

If you require any further details, please do not hesitate to either complete the contact form, call us on 02380 848774 or email us direct:



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Trips on the Solent

From 1st May to 30th September

3 Trips Daily - 7 Days a week

Times: 10:30am, 2pm, and 6pm

M/V Alison MacGREGOR Mk 3

Purpose-built catamaran for 12 passengers including carers'.

Solent Dolphin is a Company Limited by Guarantee

Company No. 2399830 England and Wales

Registered Office: The Old School House, Claypits Lane, Dibden, Southampton SO45 5TN

Registered Charity No. 900604

Contact us

Tel: 02380 848774


Bookings Coordinator:

Byron Oliver

Pete Wales, General Secretary

Tel: 01590 622514


Bill Munt, Deputy Chairman 

Tel: 01590 612015

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The Alison MacGregor MK 3 - Sailing on the Solent

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