Skegness to Hunstanton sea taxi could forge links across The Wash
A SEA taxi to link the resorts of Skegness and Hunstanton is to be investigated in a bid to boost tourism in the area.
Skegness councillors have agreed to explore the possibility of forging links across The Wash to mutually benefit the two towns and make the most of one of the area's most valuable assets – the sea.
A motion was put forward to Skegness Town Council by Councillor Carl Macey after hearing of sea tours run in Hunstanton which currently service the North Norfolk coast.
Further investigation of the idea was welcomed by fellow members who felt a link across The Wash could bring in new visitors to both resorts.
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Councillor Jim Carpenter, said: "A lot of people I have spoken to said it would be a good idea to have such a facility. I suppose business people would say you are taking people from Skegness to Hunstanton but it would work the other way too."
Councillor Neil Cooper, praised the 'outside the box' thinking and said he had been on the Hunstanton vessel last summer.
He added: "I am aware that they had thought about running a service to Skegness. There are lots of regulations around it because you have to have the same licences as a North Sea ferry.
"If a few people came from Hunstanton to Skegness who traditionally holiday in Hunstanton because they don't know what Skegness is like, if they actually see the place they might want to come and stay."
Councillor Mark Smith highlighted the success of the Boston Belle river cruises which he described as 'fantastic'.
Councillor Dennis, who seconded the motion, and Councillor Macey said they were happy to research the idea further and bring a report back.
The Target contacted Searles who run the Sea Tours in Hunstanton
William Searle, said: "If Skegness do get in touch we could do a feasibility study but I haven't heard anything as yet."