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Rib Charters

Isle of Wight Rib Charters - perfect for an adrenalin fuelled blast

Surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight has an unspoilt and varied coastline much of which is only accessible by rib style boats. There are a number of companies who offer rib charters and rib safaris for singles, families, friends and groups - perfect for special occasions such as birthdays, Hen & Stag trips, school excursions and corporate team building events including treasure hunts.

Isle of Wight Rib Charter companies

Rib trips can usually be customised to suit individual requirements with charters ranging from 1 hour through to half or full day voyages.

Solent Rib Safaris

Operating from Cowes, Solent Rib Safaris offer a high performance rib experience, private group charters and spectator trips to watch Solent events.
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Solent Rib Charter

With rib's based in Cowes, Solent Rib Charter provided skippered and bare boat charters including organised treasure hunts, event trips and stag & hen parties.
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First Contact

Operating from Yarmouth, First Contact provide skippered rib charters in the Solent or Southampton Water. Pick-up can be arranged from most Solent harbours.
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Griffin Marine Services

A large selection of ribs are available to charter for pleasure trips, corporate events, safety cover, security and film work to dive charter.
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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

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Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Vehicle Ferry delayed by up to 1 hour due to earlier dense fog. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to your journey

Due to essential winter terminal maintenance, a revised Southampton <> East Cowes timetable is in operation from 21:00 on Thursday 27 October until 02:45 on Friday 28 October 2016.

Revisions include:
• There will be no 22:30 or 23:55 service on 27th Oct from Southampton to East Cowes
• There will be no 23:55 (27th) or 01:20 (28th) service from East Cowes to Southampton
• The 21:00 and 22:30 departures from East Cowes on 27th Oct will arrive at 25 berth in Southampton
• The 02.45 departure from Southampton on 28th Oct will sail from 25 berth

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