Self drive motor boats
for use in Chichester Harbour

  • Fun, stable, safe,
    family motorboats

  • Great spectator boats
    for sailing events

  • Perfect for a days fishing

  • Previous boat handling
    experience required

  • Lifejackets provided

  • Charts & safety equipment on board each boat

  • Full handover given on controls of the boat and local tidal information and harbour pilotage

  • Tuition offered


  Welcome to Itchenor Boat Hire
Call to book:

07784 029291

Print the IBH Booking form

  The best way to discover and explore Chichester Harbour

2023 SEASON. Thank you for your patience and your ongoing support.The business has been bought and will now be run by Will Dodd. Bookings can now being taken and boats for this season are available for hire from 22nd August until 31st October 2023. Please call or email between 9am - 5pm to book your boat. Outside of these hours please leave a message on 07784 029291 or email and we'll get back to you asap!

Click here to see what boats we have available to hire


Hire one of our boats and discover the beautiful creeks and
waterways that make Chichester Harbour unique:

There’s something for everyone! So why not:
  • Fish for your supper
  • Anchor up at East Head and build some sand castles or play hide and seek in the dunes whilst you wait for your BBQ to cook the mackerel you've just caught!
  • Follow the racing during sailing regattas and open meetings
  • Visit the idyllic waterside village of Bosham for an ice cream or lunch at the Anchor Bleu
  • Explore the tranquil wooded creek at the top of Itchenor Reach towards Dell Quay and stop for lunch at the charming waterside pub, The Crown and Anchor
  • Or let the tide take you to the bustling town of Emsworth at high water
  • Pop into Sparks Marine to visit Piranha bar restaurant.
  • There’s plenty of room on board for a picnic
  • Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities that being afloat in your own boat offers you: seals basking on the mud flats, upto 55,000 birds that visit Chichester Harbour each year, Roe Deer feeding by the waters' edge.

Our boats are available for daily or weekly hire.

Find Us: SAT NAV IS PO20 7AN or click here for full directions on how to find us


east head

east head