About Island Rib Voyages
Dan Meinke is a professional mariner with a lifetime's experience of local waters as well as the UK, North Sea and Mediterranean. He is a qualified Commercial Yachtmaster with qualifications in several areas of marine activity including First Aid. He is licensed and approved by the local Maritime Authorities and is fully insured. He is a recognised motor boat trainer and regularly carries out motor vessel deliveries. He is Managing Director of Bumblebee Marine Limited and a member of the Guernsey Young Business Group. He has recently been involved in local wildlife and conservation projects and helped prepare for Herm's RAMSAR site application.
THE ANCIENT MARINER
Chris Meinke has set up and run diverse businesses over 42 years and has brought his organisational and marketing skills to the team. An experienced mariner and boat owner himself, he can often be seen crewing on both our boats. Much of the time, though, he's oiling the wheels behind the scenes whilst the rest of the team are out at sea. Chris is a Director of Bumblebee Marine Limited and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Kernow Explorer is a 10m twin engined RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). She is fully equipped to MCA regulations for passenger carrying. She is fully insured and approved by the Guernsey authorities. With the air-filled inflatable ring around the hull, she is virtually unsinkable.
She is equipped to the highest standards with the latest electronic navigation aids and lifesaving equipment.
12 passengers can be carried in complete safety.
Hospitality is the keynote of our service. Guests are welcomed by the Skipper and made to feel at home. A full safety briefing is given at the beginning of each journey. Our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the local wildlife as well as lots about local history and folklore.
Island RIB Voyages is part of Bumblebee Marine Limited - a dynamic Guernsey company which operates the catamaran Bumblebee as well as the RIB Kernow Explorer.
The company is a member of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Guernsey Industry and the Guernsey Marine Traders Association.
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Our big refurbishment has been completed and Kernow Explorer is now sporting a pair of brand new Yamaha 250HP outboards. This is a major investment in our future and will reduce maintenance... read more »View All News +