Island RIB Voyages
Island RIB Voyages
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Enjoy an adventure on our fast open boats! Visit sunny bays and dramatic caves. See our vast range of local birdlife and sealife with a good chance of spotting dolphins on the way. We invite you aboard our RIBs with a choice of exhilarating trips accompanied by our friendly, informative crew. On the way, we’ll tell you something of our local history and folklore and about our rich maritime heritage. See our islands like never before on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Lifejackets and waterproof jackets are provided. Tours are suitable for any age from 3 years up, but are not suitable for pregnant ladies or those with back problems.
St Peter Port, Guernsey

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2022

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Peter F
Eastbourne, UK397 contributions
Jul 2022
As part of my sister and her husband's Golden Wedding Anniversary weekend celebrations, we had two trips on Island RIB Voyages on 17th July organised.
Our first was "Sark's Coast & Caves", our pilot was Dan and our guide was Natalie, who was very informative but in a friendly and amusing way.
Our second was the "Herm Experience, again our pilot was Dan and this time our guide was Maddie. Again Maddie was excellent.
Both trips were very well planned, with plenty of attention to detail and safety. All 8 of us in the group were duly kitted out with the necessary equipment, including waterproof jackets as needed, and our guides (Natalie and Maddie) ensured that our safety buoyancy jackets were fastened properly and safely.
We were very lucky with the weather and it was lovely to see Herm Island from different angles (we had been over to Herm on the ferry the previous day). On the second trip we saw plenty of wildlife, including many seals basking on rocks in the sunshine, but unfortunately no puffins.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trips and can highly recommend Island RIB Voyages. We look forward to going back to Guernsey again to visit my sister and her husband, when hopefully we will book another trip.
Thanks to Dan, Natalie and Maddie for two fantastic tours.
Written August 6, 2022
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Delighted you enjoyed it and came back for more. There's a lot to see around the coast. Glad too that our cheery and enthusiastic staff contributed to the experience
Written August 12, 2022
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Matt Le H
Guernsey, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020
For the last day of our Staycation in Guernsey, we decided to do a little excursion as a treat to make it feel like a real holiday.

Great Fun, saw quite a few seals and various birds, sadly no puffins as they tend to leave at the end of July.

We all enjoyed "Doughnut Dan's" antics, and Laura's informative dialogue at each of our stops, well worth the money whatever the weather.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you. We've been pleased to see a lot of Staycationers aboard who are literally blowin g to Covid-19 cobwebs away
Written August 7, 2020
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Tracey Taylor
Bristol, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Amazing trip around Herm Dan and Natalie were great . Natalie filled us in on all the history and facts about the Seals . Dans expert steering made sure we had the best views of the seals . I highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Guernsey and will definitely be taking more of our visitors on it it the future . Well worth the money and great to see Herm from a different angle other than the ferry 🙌👏👏👏
Written August 13, 2022
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Thank you. That's the great thing about our trips - you get to see familiar places from completely different angles and there's a chance to learn a little on the way
Written August 19, 2022
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Craig W
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Would not recommend and wish I hadn’t booked this. While they sell 12 tickets/seats per boat, their boats can only comfortably accommodate 10 adults. This meant that I was separated from my partner and there were 3 adults squished on to a bench seat that can comfortably sit 2 adults. It’s a rip-off to pay the same price as everyone else on the boat and get half of the experience everyone else did (I also could only see out one side without painfully twisting my back). When I bought this up after the tour the owner (Dan) took very little interest in the fact I was unhappy, putting blame onto anything else he could (boat licensed for 12, boat can’t be made bigger etc) not taking ownership of the fact that he obviously oversells the tours. I asked for my money back because I obviously didn’t get what I was sold and got laughed at. Overall this was an uncomfortable, and at times unsafe, experience that I wouldn’t want anyone to repeat, definitely would not recommend. The owner is obviously just in it for the money and has very little interest in the satisfaction and happiness of his passengers
Written May 11, 2022
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Hi Craig. We are sorry that you felt your trip was not satisfactory. However it is a shame you decided to make accusations about how we run our business. Every standard charter RIB of our size is licensed to carry 12 passengers plus 2 crew, over 50% of all charter RIBs in the UK are the same make and format as ours. We cannot simply make the boat bigger. It is a rule not made by us, thereforenot a ploy to make more money. We can fit 12 passengers on the boat, nearly every trip we run is full so will have always have at least one or two seats with 3 people on and have had no complaints from our other 6,500 passengers a year. We do not operate un-safely, we have an excellent safety record and safety is our top priority in everything that we do. There are many moments whilst out on a trip where we’ve stopped and crew check on passengers while we spend some time sightseeing. If at any point you felt unsafe or uncomfortable you had multiple opportunities to let us know whilst out at sea but you only spoke to the skipper about this after the trip had come to an end and you were off the boat, almost straight away asking to have a discount or to have half price off because you claimed the seating situation meant you didn’t get the same experience as everyone else on the boat. Our crew are fantastic, lovely people. Being a customer service company it is one of the traits we look for when hiring, they are wonderfully accommodating so would have tried to rectify any issues you had, however, neither skipper (stood less than a metre behind you) nor crew were made aware of any issues you had so there is nothing we could do to help. You are also welcome to stand when we’ve stopped to get a better view so you did not need to twist. You were also sat on the starboard side which is the better side facing the sights and wildlife. You had the full experience, we stopped and you were told some stories and history at Brehon and Galleu, saw lots of seals and a puffin or two, did some donuts and had some thrills. You are unhappy that you had to sit 3 to a seat and have decided to unfairly review the trip and our business based on one issue… seating.
Written May 15, 2022
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Lynden
Guernsey, UK2 contributions
Aug 2022
I think every part of the experience was fantastic. From the first we engaged to the end. The host was friendly and her knowledge was immense; giving us the run down at every stop. Around Herm was a great trip taking in numerous stops, especially seeing the seals in their natural habitat . The captain was 1st class, knew his way in and out the rocks and islands like it was second nature. Giving us some thrills along the way with his boat handling skills. It was my son and Grandaughter’s first trip to Guernsey and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said they’d love to do it again on returning. Lots of photos and videos of unforgettable moments.
Thank you once again for a memorable experience Island Rib Voyages.
Lynden from Guernsey
Written August 19, 2022
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Thank you. Our highly trained crews contribute much to the experience and their local knowledge and navigation skills are unsurpassed. Glad the family enjoyed it, too.
Written August 26, 2022
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JohnandGinaM
Vale, UK44 contributions
Jun 2020
We really enjoyed the whole Island RIB Voyages experience from start to finish. Their user friendly website was easy to navigate with a straightforward, informative booking procedure. Both the skipper Dan and first mate Laura were very welcoming. The provision of life jackets and waterproofs (optional) along with the safety briefing was spot on. Dan’s boat handling gave us a thrilling, fast but safe experience - and Laura’s unobtrusive but informative commentary was perfect. Loved the seals, various bird life and views of the east coast of Herm. It was our first, but certainly not final trip and we highly recommend not missing out. Hopefully many islanders like us who have not previously experienced the operation will make Island RIB Voyages part of their 2020 Staycation experience.

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Written June 23, 2020
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Thanks for your comprehensive review. As you perceive, we deliver a whole experience which includes boat handling, the attention to safety and the delivery of light-touch commentaries in a way that makes you feel confident. See you next time
Written June 26, 2020
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Andy D
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
What an absolutely fabulous trip out and the hour went far too quickly.

Laura was an amazing and informative host providing so much detail and humour along with it. Dan as the Skipper was awesome and the boat control and skills getting in and out of the caves amongst the rocks was great.

The pre-boarding checks were spot on to make sure we all enjoyed our time whilst all being kept warm, dry and safe. You are both a credit to the island for visitors and to the business and made the adventure so enjoyable.

I have lived in Guernsey pretty much all of my life and have been to Sark so many times, but to see it from this low level perspective with the caves and the landscapes was just amazing and certainly makes me appreciate what we have here on our doorstep.

Having now done one trip we will certainly be back for the remaining tours which, I have no doubt, will be equally enjoyable.

Thank you both for an amazing trip out. 😁
Written August 29, 2022
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Thank you. You clearly appreciated all the elements of what makes our adventures special - professionalism and hospitality as well as just plain fun
Written September 2, 2022
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Andy K
Hertfordshire, UK12 contributions
Aug 2022
The take off from the harbour was brilliant, full power on both engines made that part of the trip exciting. The crew were knowledgeable and you felt in safe hands with the captain of the boat. I would highly recommend the trip and we look forward to a another trip on our return to the island. The wildlife was great to see in its natural habitat and the local knowledge about WWII was as equally interesting.
Written August 10, 2022
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Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the excitement, the wildlife and the beautiful coastal scenery. An unbeatable combination
Written August 12, 2022
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Seaside57659491918
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Thank you for a wonderful trip this morning to Sark and Caves. They were amazing especially as we went inside. Arlo was informative and Ben was great controlling the rib with a few thrilling deviations to keep the passengers happy. Thank again.
Joy & Frank
Written September 2, 2022
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Glad you loved it. The caves are something very unusual and very special and Dan knows how to get in and out without the slightest bump
Written September 8, 2022
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Sonia H
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
My 2 children (aged 10 & 6) and I had a wonderful time on the Herm Explorer Rib Ride. Niamh and Dan were wonderful. Niamh was particularly reassuring to the child passengers on the boat, making sure they were ok after the exhilarating sharp left hand turn and donuts!!! Fabulous to see so many seals and fascinating to hear the history Niamh told us about. I would highly recommend the rib ride. I plan to book another one before the end of the summer!!
Written August 6, 2020
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Children love the excitement and the opportunity to see and learn about our marine wildlife. We look forward to your next trip
Written August 7, 2020
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