...since we last posted!
Truth is that we have had rather a strange season. Thankfully we have seen an increase in business on our tours... we acquired a second, larger coach to meet the increase in demand, attracted some corporate work and attracted interest from some larger Island businesses who want to utilise out tours for their customers as well! But we are now turning out attention on plans for nest year's tours and we are inviting other tourism business (cafe's etc) to contact us who maybe interested in working with us by accommodating our customers while at the various stops we make on our tours. We are particularly looking at locations such as Shanklin Old Village, Godshill, West Wight and Cowes. If you run a business in these areas and would like more info on what it involves, drop us an message via our contact page or comment below and we will get back to you.
Advanced online bookings made on Friday 24th November 2017 for the 'Round The Island Tour' on any date during the 2018 season, will benefit from a 20% discount off the normal fare as shown below. Enter ISLAND18 in the promo code box after selecting your ticket(s). Visit the Guided Tour Page to take advantage of this special offer.
Terms and Conditions apply. Offer Ends Midnight Friday 24th November 2017.
As our season draws to a close at the end of this months, we thought we would open bookings for next year on our most popular tour.
You can now take advantage of booking seats at the current 2017 fares as they will increase slightly in the new year.
So why not take advantage of our early bird offer by booking your seats now!
Wow! What a busy weekend we've just had! Been ferrying VIPs to and from the Isle of Wight Festival and other bits and bobs in between. Our 22 seater is pictured outside Kingston Manor where our VIPs were staying. We also provided transport for a Samba Band who were performing at the Festival on Friday. So we are always up for doing corporate work and can be very discreet if need be!
We are pleased to announce that we have now acquired a second mini-coach. It's a 22 seater 'Optimo' with air-con and although it's livery is pretty much of a blank canvas at the moment, it's already proving successful with the passengers that have travelled in her so far. We havn't actually decided on whether to have her painted in the same livery as the 16 seater yet but will be making plans to get her 'vinyled' very soon. So keep a look out for her knocking around the Island!
Island Explorer would like to wish everyone who reads this a very happy and prosperous new year!
We have a few plans up our sleeves for 2017 which we hope to share with you over the first few weeks of the new year. Again, we would welcome enquires from tourism businesses who would like to join our list of collegues who are involved in providing the ulitimate service to our guests on our tours. So if you own or manage an attraction, cafe or pub which you think would enhance any of our tours which we offer to individulal and group visitors to the Island, then please contact us via our contact page. We will then be happy to discuss our ideas with you when we re-open next week.
Well it's almost that time of the year again and what a year we've had at Island Explorer! We would like to thank all our old (and new) customers and colleagues for your business throughout 2016. Plans are already underway for 2017 and we anticipate making some big announcements for the new year so watch this space! Should any Island based attraction wish to contact us about working with us to provide good quality tours then please use the contact page.
In the meantime we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperpous new year!
Almost exactly a year ago, we carried out one of our most interesting jobs so far in which we were hired to convey a film crew to, from and around the Isle of Wight Bestival Site. At the time we were sworn to secrecy but on September 16th, the film 'Bridget Jones's Baby' is being released. Among the passengers was director, Sharon Maguire and production manager, Richard May (credits include Casino Royale).
We spent 2 and half days with the crew who were filming at the Bestival 'background'and 'cutaway' scenes for the festival sequence in the film. A helicopter was also used by the crew for some aerial shots. Sharon Maguire told us that the sequence will last about 15 minutes on screen and the shots filmed at the Bestival will feature quite a lot. So if your'e planning on seeing 'Bridget Jones's Baby, see if you can pick out the scenes filmed at the Isle of Wight Bestival!
We are pleased to of been chosen again to provide the transport for the participants of this year's Challenge The Wight.
The event which is organised by Action Challenge, kicks off the 2016 Walking Festival and involves around 600 people of all ages walking, running or jogging around a set route around the Island while raising money for many different charities.
There is an option of distances available with the most energetic participants aiming to do the whole distance (around 100kms/62 miles) over 2 days starting at 6am tomorrow (Saturday) at Chale. There are check points set up along the route at Nodewell Farm (just outside Alum Bay), Nothwood House, Culver Down and Ventnor. So if you see hundreds of people with glow sticks/torches walking around the Island late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, you'll know what they are up to!