Alternatively you can head up Southampton water, (watch out for the cruise ships) and either visit Southampton itself or head up the Hamble where you have the choice a of number of marinas.
Back to the Isle of Wight you do of course have Cowes which is always busy especially the pubs and restaurants. If it’s a race weekend (and usually someone is racing) it can get very crowded in the Marinas. You could go further up the Medina to East Cowes or further still to The Folly Inn.
If you want to head further east, then you can or course head into Portmouth Harbour. Here you have the choice of the Marinas in Gosport or going further up To Port Solent.
If your charter is longer than a weekend – then west you have Poole, Weymouth, Portland after that it’s a long slog across Lyme Bay.
We are more than happy to chat with you regarding destinations.