RIB Charters (Fast Rigid Inflatable Boats)
Rib Charter is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the sea. Rigid Inflatable Boats, or RIB's are fast boats with a rigid base and inflatable sides. Like a big dinghy with a massive 300hp engine on the back - but very safe and stable. The 4x4 of the sea. As used by the coastguard, Army, etc.
All our boats are equiped with the latest saftey features, waterproofs can be provide for those fun days!
Because they are lightweight and powerful, boats can reach very high speeds on the water and tend to 'bounce' across waves giving a thrilling ride at sea. Passengers sit on a central 'pommel horse' type seat.
To make it even more fun we can arrange a treasure hunt for you to compete against your friends or colleagues or just a trip to Cowes, Portsmouth dockyard,The Needles or into Yarmouth for Lunch at the George Hotel or The Kings Head. If you have people in your group who do not fancy the rib why not add our 42ft Gentlemens motor yacht for that smoother ride and comfort, we will try not to spill their drinks!
All of the trips will be within the Solent or Southampton Waters and go from either Cowes in the North of the Isle of Wight, or Yarmouth in the West. We can also pick up from most Solent harbours.
But please note this activity is not suitable for people with conditions that can be aggravated by bouncing off waves or pregnant!
Ribs can be chartered from half hour to the whole day. Maximum 9 guests per rib.
Example prices per rib,
Half hour blast £120.00*
One hour blast £ 210.00*
Two hour blast £ 325.00*
Half day £395.00 + fuel
Day charter £495 + fuel
*Cost from Yarmouth Harbour
Ribeye 785 with its 300hp 4 stoke engine
Learn to drive a boat with our RYA sea school operating from Yarmouth, you can use our boat or your own.
All RYA courses, refreshers or just a taster days.
We run half hour rib trips from Yarmouth harbour to the Needles for families, contact our skipper on 07796 231316
For Land based and other activities look at www.islandactivities.co.uk