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“Friendly boat yard with the perfect advice and service for a complete novice!”
Review of Bennett Boatyard

Bennett Boatyard
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Bryher
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Owner description: Holiday Boating- we make it easy for you! Bryher Boat and Kayak Hire from Bennett Boatyard allows you to explore the tranquil clear waters of Scilly at your own pace. Cruise between the islands, visit uninhabited shores, fish from your boat (fishing lines available to hire), take a picnic, moor up and explore... The possibilities are endless and with a safety boat doing regular patrols and staff always ready to lend a hand if you are at all unsure, this really is an option available to all. We are based at Green Bay on Bryher. We have hire points on St Martin's and deliver to Tresco by arrangement. If you are staying on the other islands, please make your way to Bryher, Tresco or St Martin's for the day and we will fit the hire around your inter-island launch times. We hire small boats with outboards, a range of sailing dinghies and stable sit on top kayaks. We provide buoyancy aids, full safety equipment and give comprehensive instruction on boat handling. Wetsuits and fishing lines also available to hire. We hire from 9.30am to 6pm with half day hires from 9.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm. We can also arrange hire times around inter-island launches. We are here to help, call us to discuss your hire requirements. Thinking of keeping your boat in Scilly? We offer year round storage for all boats in our safe and sheltered enclosure. We cover all aspects of boat care and provide a full maintenance and repair service to give you a hassle free boating holiday.
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited Bennett Boatyard in August 2015, originally wanting to book kayaks but after a chat with the guys there we opted for a 14ft motor boat.

This was our first time here and I honestly think that this is the best way to explore the islands around Bryher. With a full days hire we were able to visit St Martin's, Tean, St Helen's, Tresco and Samson. Being able to boat between the islands and 'park' on the beaches was great and you had so much freedom.

Everyone at the boatyard was friendly and so helpful, and showed us the ropes before we set off for the day.

I would recommend this for anyone coming to Bryher, its a fantastic was to see parts of the islands you might otherwise miss.

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is our 4th year of hiring a boat from Bennett's - wish we'd done it years ago. It's a great way to see the islands and all the staff are really helpful. Made us townies feel reassured (even competent) at using a boat! We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

We've been hiring run-arounds and day-sailers from Dan Bennett for years now - and once again our most recent 8 day hire gave us a great experience. Boats are well-maintained and easy to manage, and the team are always smiling and helpful.

Thank Russell V
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Came to Breyer mainly for the fishing. Very good service and price for boat hirer. Good attentive staff and very friendly service. Good history of the boat yard whilst waiting to be served. Highly recommended this service for a day out on the water.

Thank Nathan P
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Rented a small boat with Himself and Herself (Maddie-the-dog), and it really was the highlight of our holiday.

After a quick - but very adequate - talk-through and demo from a fab boatman (I think Iain? Scottish and very friendly!) we were off. Great advice on where to go to make the most of our hire, and handy tips for mooring without getting beached.

Our boat was easy to handle and moor, and well maintained.

We stopped for a paddle on a beach round the corner, before getting Samson all to ourselves for sunning and exploring. Absolute perfection. Completely deserted, blissful sun, only the sounds of seabirds and waves... the only downside was having to eventually leave!

Thank you so much guys – we'll definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Top tip: take a picnic in a cool bag for an unforgettable lunch on one Samson, or one of the silver Tresco beaches looking out towards St Martins. Whatever you do, don't forget sunscreen and bottled water though!

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