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Wight Charter
Bembridge on the Isle of Wight & The Solent

Providing skippered RIBs to corporate parties, families and groups offering:

Holiday times and weekends we often run 'shorter trips' from Bembridge or Cowes, check out times with us.

Half Day and Full Day Charters:

For a half day or full day charter we would normally use our big (10 metre) and comfortable 'Sooty Shearwater', powered by an inboard 315 hp Yanmar.
We will take you where you want to go, our charters are tailored for your convenience and fun
Our skipper will be responsible for the boat and passengers however will at his discretion, depending on the weather allow members of the charter crew to helm the RIB under his supervision. Some suggested days out can be found below.

Our day and half day charter rates
depend upon the particular charter, use of the
'towable toy' etc.
from £575.00 per day
or £395 for half day
Multi-day charters available

These do not need to be taken consecutively
but within the 'same' season

from £425 per day

All prices are inclusive of VAT if applicable for the RIB, depending upon trip a surcharge for fuel

RIB Experiences -

Departures from Bembridge, Duver Marina or maybe from West Cowes.
A RIB Experience is fun for all the family, naturally dependant upon weather conditions for younger children, shorter trips keeping their interest is the order of the day here, once the initial thrill of speed is ended, it's time to do something else! We'll give young children a 'certificate' if they drive the RIB adding something to the school project of 'what they did on their holidays'!

'Blast Out' (30 min round trip) Individual *


  Couple / 2 together* £35.00
  Family / Group of 4 £60.00
  '7' together £95.00

Eastern Solent Experiences (1 hour) Individual * £30.00
  Couple / 2 together* £55.00
  Family / Group of 4 £95.00
  '7' together
or Charter the whole RIB
First hour
subsequent hours

£110.00 per hour

All prices are inclusive of fuel,
* Minimum numbers apply on trips, equating to at least 4 people

Taxi Service Island - Mainland

We can operate a 'one way taxi' service Island to Mainland, or Mainland to Island - return journeys discounted if return within two hours, with Skippers waiting time charged. Example of prices which include VAT below for charter of the whole RIB

Bembridge to Portsmouth Single £145.00
  Return (within 2 hours) £250.00
To / From Cowes Single £165.00
  Return (within 2 hours) £290.00
To: / From Southampton Single £195.00
  Return (within 2 hours) £345.00

Our Ribs are also available as support boats and chase boats or as spectator craft for Solent Regattas and waterside events, corporate and fun Treasure Hunts and Commercial Charter, for other ideas of trips including a diary of the main events taking place on the Solent, see the following pages.....

We are a completely flexible charter service to satisfy your particular requirements. Our skippers are RYA trained and our boats are licenced/coded and fully equipped.

Suggestion for days out include: Lymington / the Needles and Yarmouth stopping for lunch - Newtown or Beaulieu - Chichester, etc. stopping for lunch or a picnic
(we can arrange...) or a Solent Meander 'in and out' of various harbours, stopping off for a sandwich, ice cream or coffee along the way.
or for half days Cowes and lunch along the Medina - Early evening to see the Cruise Liners out A shopping trip to Gunwharf and visit Spinnaker Tower.
Or on a great summers day how about a trip around the Island...?