Meet the team
The first Mate
The Ancient mariner
Based in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Island RIB Voyages offer the perfect way to explore the coasts and islands and their history and wildlife up close on a ride you won’t forget!
Travel in complete safety on one of our fast RIBs with an experienced crew and attentive service. We offer a range of exciting experiences and we do great children’s parties. Charter a RIB for your own private or corporate experience on the water.
Kernow Explorer and Hanois Hornet are 10m twin engined RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). They are fully equipped to MCA regulations for passenger carrying.
They are fully insured and approved by the Guernsey authorities. With the air-filled inflatable ring around the hull, they are virtually unsinkable.
Both boats are equipped to the highest standards with the latest electronic navigation aids and lifesaving equipment.
12 passengers can be carried in each boat 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 marine enterprise established in 2012.
The company is a member of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, the Guernsey Marine Traders Association, The Guernsey Outdoor Charter Group and the Guernsey Tourism Partnership.
We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously
The animals we meet deserve the utmost respect and we work with them not against them. We never go close enough to concern the wildlife and we never chase them. Nor do we distort the ecological balance by feeding animals to attract them
We use quiet fuel-efficient low-emission engines.
We ensure that nothing is deposited in the sea by our passengers.
We have been involved on several occasions with the local animal charity – the GSPCA – in both rescuing and relocating seals. We are happy to do this without charge. See the video of the rescue of seal pup Jethou Bumblebee here. See the release of seals Trinity and Eden here.
We have been closely involved in the development and maintenance of the RAMSAR* site in Herm and the Humps, using the benefit of our experience to shape the structure / arrangements which led to its recognition from January 2016.
We are members of the new Guernsey Outdoor Charter Group which will help Guernsey showcase itself as an island that has well managed landscapes while allowing great sustainable recreational opportunities. The basic principles that apply to everything it does and the activities it carries out are to respect other people, to protect the natural environment, to enjoy the outdoors and to stay safe.
To both these organisations and other local environmental groups we constantly contribute the benefit our knowledge derived from constantly operating around the wildlife-rich coasts of these islands.
We are pleased to support the work of WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation – the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. Find out more about their work and how you can help here.
* Designating a site as a ‘Ramsar site’ gives international recognition of the special environmental, cultural and heritage characteristics of a particular area. Designation lays the foundation to develop a management plan, in full consultation with those who manage, live and use the area, to ensure the conservation of key species & habitats.
We have an active programme of supporting local charities. Over recent years we have raised funds for Alderney Cancer Relief, St John Ambulance, MS, the GSPCA, Channel Islands Air Search, the RNLI, Herm School, the Tumaini Fund, Smile for Georgie and the Guernsey Macular Society – not bad for a small firm. We also provide discounted trips for disability groups.
Just a note to say thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well on our two RIB rides last Wednesday evening. We all had a great time and hope to repeat this again next year.
We had an excellent trip today, seeing a pod of dolphins, puffins and seals! I’d definitely recommend this experience to everyone.
Thank you very much indeed for the great Caves Tour to Sark Isle yesterday! Outstanding experience with beautiful landscape, fascinating caves, interesting information and much fun riding there! Enjoyed it very much! Thank you and best wishes.
Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had. I was so anxious about the whole experience I was feeling nauseous. All those anxieties disappeared as soon as we were heading out of the harbour. A fantastic experience – me and my 9 year old daughter loved every second and didn’t want it to end!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful time. It was a great way to start my husband’s birthday and he knew nothing about it until this morning.
We had the best trip ever, thank you so much! I have done a review on trip advisor, 5 stars of course! Your crew were amazing and when we spotted the dolphins (mine and my 7 year old daughter’s dreams come true) I think they were as excited as we were.