Full Day Rib Experience

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Book for 1 or more people High thrill factor You're likely to get wet

  • Price £1,100 for up to 12 people
  • Full day experience
  • Southampton to the Solent
  • Runs March to October

Have you ever wanted to feel like James Bond, racing away from the bad guys, with the wind in your hair and adrenaline pumping through your veins?

If so, then this trip is for you! The expert skippers will demonstrate the manoeuvrability and speed of the RIBs by showing you high-speed turns, wave riding and wake jumping!

Prepare to get wet at speeds of up to 55 knots as you tear across the waters of Southampton.


To purchase please call us on 02380 005566

Group bookings are also available for up to 12 people per group for either

1.5 hours, 2.5 hours, half day or full day.

Find out more (click links below)


Who’s it for?

For you or the perfect gift for:

  • A special birthday, whether it’s an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th birthday or more
  • Corporate incentive
  • Anniversary
  • Christmas
  • Fathers Day
  • Mothers Day
  • Stag Do
  • Hen Do

What’s included?

A personalised Gift Voucher A personalised Gift Voucher
A fully experienced skipper and crew A fully experienced skipper and crew
All safety equipment All safety equipment

What happens on the day?

After meeting your skipper, you will have an important safety briefing to guarantee your safety, and to ensure that you get the maximum level of enjoyment from the day.

You will take to the seas and your expert skipper will really take the RIB to the limit as you reach breakneck speeds, perform high speed turns, ride waves and even perform some jumps; it is guaranteed to be a white-knuckle ride that you will remember for the rest of your days.

During the course of the day, you will take in a number of impressive sights along the south coast including Netley Castle, The Solent and Hurst Castle. It is an amazing experience that should not be missed.

Need to know


Q: When and what time do the experiences start, how long do they last?
A: Available Weekends and selected Weekdays (subject to availability). Various times throughout the day. March-October.

Q: Where is the experience?
A: Ocean Village Marina, Southampton, SO14 3TG. Meeting point is outside Pitcher and Piano in the marina.

Q: Do you provide undated vouchers?
A: Yes, all of the vouchers are undated.

Q: How long does the voucher(s) last?
A: Vouchers are valid for 10 months from the date of purchase.

Q: How will I receive the voucher?
A: Vouchers are sent electronically or as a Gift Pack.

Q: Are there any fitness requirements, restrictions or requirements?
A: You must be physically fit. Not suitable for pregnant ladies or people with bad backs or necks. Any medical conditions must be notified to the operator on booking. There are no formal height restrictions but in order to reach the floor whilst seated on the ‘jockey seat’ participants should have an inside leg measurement of 24 inches. Weight Limit: 18st. This is a high impact experience and so you must be able to sit on the seats correctly and take the impact through your legs. There are no qualifications required. The minimum age is 8 years- children must be able to hold themselves onto a jockey seat. Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. (One Adult per child if under 16). There will be other people there on the day.

Q: Do you have Insurance and a health and safety policy?
A: Yes, Public Liability insurance for £3,000,000, Health, Safety and Welfare Policy, along with Risk Assessments.

Q: Is there any disabled access?
A: Sorry, no access for wheelchairs, partially disabled people are most welcome, please call to discuss.

On the day

Q: Location of Experience and Meeting Point
A: Ocean Village Marina, Southampton, SO14 3TG. Meeting point is outside Pitcher and Piano in the marina.

Q: What time does the experience start?
A: Various times throughout the day.

Q: Who else will be on the experience?
A: Individual Experiences – There can be up to 11 other participants, plus Skipper/Crew.

Q: What do I need to bring on the day and is there a dress code?
A: Your voucher/confirmation, sunglasses, sun cream, camera, flat non-slip footwear. Dress warm & bring waterproofs or hire waterproofs on the day.

Q: Is the experience safe and is any equipment included?
A: All Experiences include a safety brief, life jacket fitting, and demonstration of how to sit correctly on the RIB. This will take approximately 15-20mins. Please note: anyone deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary. Please check with the venue when booking.

Q: Is there a Car Park close by?
A: There is a car park with security less than 120 metres from the boat. Parking is £1 per hour and the machine only takes coins, so please make sure you bring change with you and always allow for extra time. More info below…

Q: Is this experience weather dependent?
A: Yes, the experience could be cancelled, we will contact you up to 24 hours before if severe weather is forecast. This decision is made by the Skipper and is not open to negotiation. A new date can then be arranged.

Q: What can Spectators do?
A: They can wave off from the Marina. There are bars, restaurants, museums, shops and cinemas around the marina.

Sights you will see on the day

  • Netley Castle and Netley Park
  • Calshot Lifeboat Station and Calshot Castle
  • The mouth of the River Hamble

Additional information

Q: Is breakfast, lunch or dinner included?
A: No but we can arrange this for an additional cost, there are many bars/restaurants within the marina.

Q: We are travelling, is there anywhere we can stay?
A: Ennios Boutique Hotel, SO14 2AR. Tel. 02380 221159 www.ennios.co.uk/boutique-hotel
The Cromwell Arms, SO51 8HG. Tel. 01794 519 515 www.thecromwellarms.com/home

Local Amenities
Tesco Express SO14 3JS. Tel. 0845 0269005. Opening Hours 7.30am – 11.00pm 7 days a week
West Quay Shopping Mall in Southampton City Centre (5 minutes by car) www.west-quay.co.uk
Taxi – Radio Taxi’s Southampton 02380 666 666
Chemist – Boots The Chemists, West Quay, Southampton Tel. 02380 335622

Beaulieu Museum – www.beaulieu.co.uk
Solent Sky Museum – www.solentskymuseum.org
Seacity Museum – www.seacitymuseum.co.uk


Location Map

Ocean Village Marina in the heart of Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TG.


How to book

Step 1STEP 1

Choose your style of experience or charter

Step 2STEP 2

Buy the Voucher online

Step 3STEP 3

Give voucher to lucky participant(s)

Step 4STEP 4

Participant(s) email to choose a suitable date

Contact us

Marina Address, Powerboat Days, Ocean Village Marina, 2 Channel Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TG.

Head Office, Powerboat Days, 131 Lane End Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4HF.

info@powerboatdays.co.uk or use the contact form.