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 up close on a fast and wild thrill ride you won’t forget!
Travel fast and in complete safety on one of our RIBs with an experienced crew and attentive service. We offer a range of thrilling experiences and we do great children’s parties. Charter a fast 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 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.
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.
* 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.