RIB rides may not be suitable for people with back or neck problems or pregnant women. The decision really depends on the conditions on the day – if it’s rough it’s probably best not to but if the sea’s fairly smooth then we can sit you in the best place in the boat for maximum comfort.
If in doubt, call us beforehand on 01481 713031.
We’ve taken people of all ages and they’ve all had the time of their lives.
Children from age 3 up are welcome, provided they are sitting next to an adult.
We have children’s and infants’ lifejackets.
Size of passengers is limited by the size of our lifejackets. If you can’t wear a lifejacket, then we can’t take you.
Maximum size is chest 57″ (145cm) and waist 50″ (127cm)
On all our tariffs, children are those aged under 12 years.
We take children from age 3 up, provided they are sitting alonside an adult.
Risk assessments have been carried out on everything we do. Comprehensive safety equipment is carried on the vessel, including liferafts, lifejackets and firefighting equipment, in accordance with Maritime and Coastguard Authority regulations. A full safety briefing is conducted at the commencement of each trip. Members of the crew are fully trained in first aid and safety procedures. The vessel has state-of-the-art navigation equipment and is in constant radio contact with the shore. We are fully insured for passenger liability.
The inflatable part of the vessel has seven separate air compartments making it virtually unsinkable.
Our RIB is a fast, open boat.
We provide lifejackets and, when necessary, waterproofs. Even on a summer’s day it’s often chilly on the sea and we recommend you wear something warm.
Ladies – For your own safety please do not wear high heels, which may also damage the deck.
In the event that weather conditions on the route are likely to make the passage dangerous or unreasonably uncomfortable we may have to cancel the trip. We will normally notify you on your mobile with as much notice as possible. In such cases, you will be offered a full refund or an alternative booking.
Of course. Provided you let us know by e-mailing us at least 48 hours before, we’ll try to you fix up with a suitable alternative trip without any extra charge. After that we charge a change fee as we are unlikely to be able to re-sell your seats. For full details see our Conditions of Carriage.
No problem. You can cancel your booking by e-mailing us any time up to 48 hours before your scheduled departure. After this we’re afraid we’ll have to charge you because there’s little chance of us re-selling the space. For full details see our Conditions of Carriage.
Sorry, but, no refund will be made to passengers who do not present themselves at the departure point in time to board the trip they have booked.
No – the boat runs on petrol!
We don’t allow vaping or e-cigarettes.
We believe that excessive drinking of alcohol and the sea don’t mix.
On our scheduled trips we do not allow the consumption of alcohol.
On private charters it’s a bit more relaxed, but we don’t encourage booze cruises.
The Captain may refuse boarding to anyone he believes may put himself, other passsengers or the vessel at risk due to excessive consumption of alcohol.
If you damage the boat or its equipment, we will charge for repair and replacement as well of loss of use of the equipment.
We will also charge for unauthorised discharge of lifejackets.
There’s always a possibility that a trip you’ve booked will have to be cancelled for weather or technical reasons. In these cases our liability is limited to refunding you the cost of your ticket. We cannot be held responsible for other consequences of such delay or cancellation and recommend you have adequate travel insurance.
If you’re lucky enough to have a gift voucher all you have to do is choose your trip on the booking section and use the code number when booking.
All our vouchers have a validity date printed on them. Except in exceptional circumstances we will not honour vouchers beyond the validity date.
We reserve the right to set a minimum of 6 passengers on certain cruises at our discretion.
We have no room for pets but will happily arrange for a guide dog to accompany you if necessary.
We can accommodate passengers with moderate disability, provided they are able to embark and disembark.
Access to the quays is by a gently sloping ramp.
We regret we have no facilities for wheelchairs.
We almost never have anyone who is seasick on board. The motion of the RIB is mostly pitching and not rolling. It’s the rolling which induces seasickness.
A RIB is a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. A RIB has a rigid hull which gives it strength and stability, combined with an inflatable collar which makes it safe and virtually unsinkable as well as limiting roll.
The first RIB was conceived, designed, and built at Atlantic College in Wales, known for its outdoor pursuits curriculum. It has since become the foremost type of vessel for inshore rescue, being used extensively by our own RNLI and throughout the world.