FAQs

Your Questions, Answered.

What facilities are on board?

The boat does not have any toilet facilities on board. There are toilets at Saxon Wharf and at most marinas where we pick up and drop off.

Do you provide life jackets?

Yes, we provide life jackets for all our guests on board. These are compulsory and must be worn at all times during the charter and when stepping on and off the RIB.

Can I take a bag?

We have limited storage on board where customers can put small bags. Please only bring with you what you need.

How many passengers does the boat carry?

Our RIB is licensed to carry up to 11 guests. For groups larger than 11 we are able to arrange numerous identical RIBs for your charter needs.

What should I bring with me?

On hot sunny summer days sunglasses a hat/cap and sun cream are all recommended. Please wear comfortable flat, non-slip footwear such as trainers or deck shoes. Please bring warm clothes and waterproofs if you have them as the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the RIB despite the heat of the sun.

Is a RIB Charter suitable for me?

Rib charters can be bumpy as the weather and sea can be unpredictable. Unfortunately RIB excursions are not suitable for anyone with serious back or heart complaints or for pregnant women.

How fast does the RIB go?

The RIB typically operates at a cruising speed of 26-28 knots. This is dependent on the conditions on the day. Your comfort and safety are our priority. The RIB can travel up to 45 knots which is powered by a Yamaha 225HP engine!

Is the charter weather dependant?

The charter can be cancelled if there is a severe weather forecast, or if conditions deteriorate during the charter unexpectedly. Weather forecasts are checked regularly prior to the charter. The decision will be made by the skipper and we will try to give you as much notice as possible. Your safety is paramount to us.

Will I get wet?

We do our best to keep our guests dry, our rib is designed for as dry a ride as possible. However there is a chance of getting wet depending on the weather conditions on the day. Don't worry as we provide customers with waterproof jackets and trousers - you are welcome to bring your own waterproofs.

  

Are there any restrictions on board the RIB?

Your safety is our highest priority and so:
Life Jackets must be worn at all times.
You must remain seated at all times whilst we are under way.
There is no smoking allowed on board or on any of the pontoons.
No alcohol is allowed to be consumed on board - drinking and rough seas do not mix.

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