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60 Minute Portsmouth and Isle of Wight RIB Blast

Product code: 10119684 4.5 out of 5 (based on 12 reviews) Write a review »
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Climb aboard an incredible Powerboat for an exhilarating and unforgettable blast across to the Isle-of-Wight! You’ll experience 60 minutes of pure excitement as your powerful RIB-craft is piloted by an experienced professional around the beautiful Napoleonic Forts of the Solent. Your heart will race as you leap across the waves, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph and flying past passing ferries and ships. An amazing RIB adventure!
Arrive at the kiosk at least 15 minutes before the appointed time for a safety briefing and to collect your life jacket and waterproofs. You’ll climb aboard a 25ft high speed powerboat (RIB) for an exhilarating blast across the Solent to the Isle-of-Wight. Your experienced skipper will guarantee you a fantastic time in your 60 minutes of adrenaline-filled boating action.

The trip departs from Gunwharf Quays for a brief tour of historic Portsmouth Harbour, after which you’ll exit the harbour and the exciting vessel will accelerate up to speeds of 50mph! You will get a unique and close up view of the forts, as you pass en-route to the Isle-of-Wight and a brief tour of Bembridge harbour (tide permiting) before skimming back across the waves to Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays.
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Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. This experience runs from May-October inclusive. Minimum age is 5 years. This experience is not suitable for people with back, spinal or neck problems, or pregnant ladies. You are advised to wear sensible clothing and lightweight waterproofs. This experience will last approximately two hours in total. Food and drink is not included but may be purchased from one of the nearby restaurants, cafes and bars. All dates are subject to availability.
60 Minute Portsmouth and Isle of Wight RIB Blast - £26

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 11 out of 12 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Great boat ride

4 out of 5 02 October 2015
Location: Chatham Age: 25-34 Bought For Husband Occasion: Birthday
Brilliant boat ride on a nice sunny day. We had a quick trip around the harbour before setting off across the Solent. We sat at the very back and dos get soaked, but that was all part of the fun. The Skipper was funny and informative. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

It's a blast!

5 out of 5 27 September 2015
Location: Podrtsmouth Age: 45-54 Bought For Partner Occasion: Christmas
This is the third time I have done this Rib ride and its just brilliant. The trip involves a short cruise around the Naval dock, then out to the Solent for a fast ride. Exhilarating!
What would you improve for next time? Easier booking process
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Uninspiring but OK

3 out of 5 22 August 2015
Location: Age: 55-64 Bought For Myself Occasion: Just because!
Booked the 60 minute ride without any difficulties. Boat was due to leave on the hour but it was ten past before we headed to the boat. The boat is restricted speedwise within the harbour so it was 25 minutes past the hour before we got out of port. We then had a quick blast round about which was fine but we didn't go anywhere near the Isle of Wight. We were back on dry land before the hour so for my money that is a 45 minute trip not 60. Quite disappointed really.
What would you improve for next time? Extend the time spent on the water to 60 minutes and get closer to the Isle of Wight.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

60 Minute Portsmouth and Isle of Wight RIB Blast

4 out of 5 06 August 2015
Location: Milton Keynes Age: 45-54 Bought For Son Occasion: Birthday
This trip was great and my wife and I really enjoyed the occasion. A few tips for the future: 1) You are likely to get very wet, this needs to be more emphasised. 2) We were inadvertently mixed in with the 45min trip and didn't get the full 60min. I suppose that's how it works out some times. We would recommend this experience though, shopping is great before and after.
What would you improve for next time? Personally, I would not sit on the back seat of the boat and would wear a wet jacket. maybe bring some swimming goggles.!!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Excellent value

5 out of 5 31 July 2015
Location: Central Scotland Age: 55-64 Bought For Wife Occasion: Birthday
Just took a 60 minute rib ride from Portsmouth. Purely by coincidence it was the Americas Cup on at the same time which made it even more interesting. We spent about an hour thrashing about on the Solent which was geat. Then we stopped by one of the famous forts and were given a brief talk about them. Following this we cruised into Bembridge on the Isle of Wight (a really quaint, pretty seaside resort) where we tied up for 5 minutes or so before dashing back to Gunwharf Quays at full tilt. Overall we had 2 hours of fun on the Solent. Excellent value.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes


5 out of 5 16 June 2015
Location: Berkshire Age: 35-44 Bought For Relative Occasion: Birthday
Nothing like bouncing around on the waves at high speed. Excellent experience friendly crew modern boat high speed sharp turns great sights well worth it.
What would you improve for next time? Maybe a bit more time around the Isle of Wight, not just in and out of Bembridge harbour. The Portsmouth Harbour and forts bit was just right.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Fantastic rib ride

5 out of 5 14 June 2015
Hants mum
Location: Guildford Age: 35-44 Bought For Mum Occasion: Christmas
This was great from start to finish. Booking was easy and informative. The briefing was quick but comprehensive and we had a great tour of Portsmouth harbour and over to the Isle of Wight. Great mixture of unbelievably fast and stopping to have a quick look at things. My children 7 and 9, enjoyed going in circles and over bumps best. Would recommend to anyone. Great fun.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Best Surprise Gift ever!!!!

5 out of 5 01 September 2014
Location: Lavant, Chichester, Sussex Age: Over 65 Bought For Friend Occasion: Christmas
My daughter and I were given this ride as a gift for a Christmas present. When we booked we were concerned the weather would not be at its best. However Sunday dawned bright and clear. The temperature rose and on arrival at the port the weather could not have been better. With our life jackets on and we left the dock. Around the harbour seeing the Royal Navy ships including Illustrious. Then out into the Solent and across to the Isle of Wight. What a ride 22knots flying across the water. Exhilarating!! 60 minutes of fast running with short visits around the Martello forts and Bembridge harbour. Dash back to base and a short divert to help a stranded small power boat in the harbour entrance. A wonderful experience which I would take every day if the chance arose.
What would you improve for next time? It would have been great if the helms man introduced himself.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Brilliant Experience

5 out of 5 26 June 2014
Location: Colchester Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Father's Day
Ride around the harbour followed by a speedy ride out to Isle of Wight. Good captain, wanted to make it as enjoyable for us as he could. Seats about 12 so not overloaded, with 2 seats at front at boat if you dare. Weather was excellent which made the day even better, but very good value for money. Good experience, will probably repeat at some point.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

This is awesome !

5 out of 5 22 January 2014
Location: Tonbridge Kent Age: 35-44 Bought For Myself Occasion: Just because!
I did this last October - we are just about to book another trip for April so it prompted me to post this now - Sorry for the delay ! AWSOME says it all ..... Most fun I've had in years and my girlfriend loved it too (even though she was nervous beforehand ) I'd do this once every month if we were nearer ! (Come from Tonbridge ) and wish we'd done it sooner. The booking staff were really helpful and told us what to do / wear etc, couldn't be more helpful. In all, a really good operation. Five star - Do It ! You won't possibly regret it !
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
60 Minute Portsmouth and Isle of Wight RIB Blast - £26