About Portside Rib Charters

RIB Charters on the South Coast, Cowes and Isle of White including transfers, Day Trips and Family experiences.

Portside RIB Charters offer powerboat hire, RIB Charters, RIB Hire and Boat hire, based on The Solent. Each RIB Charter is on fully safety inspected coded Rigid Inflatable Boat. Each Charter is tailored to your specification whether out with friends, corporate clients or family. Just watching a sailing or powerboat event. Transfers from Port to Port or other vessel or support boat for an event.

Our RIBs are equipped to very high standards and comfort with every safety feature. Standards are set by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and we volunteer to an annual inspection unlike most companies who complete a self-certification.

  • Corporate Day Trips
  • Family Days Out
  • Passenger Transfers
  • Large Group Combinations

Your in Safe Hands with Portside Rib Charter.

All our skippers have excellent knowledge and experience and are certificated by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) along with commercial endorsements. This includes sea survival courses, first aid and VHF use.

Some of our helms also have the additional safety boat training and Yacht Master Offshore qualifications and are Powerboat Instructors. Training for our helms is paramount and we have attended and been trained in managing whole body vibration and shock which became law in 2010. All these certifications are for everyone's safety and comfort. Our membership to the PCA ensures we remain up to date on all current marine legislation.

Our commercial charter history is extensive and includes a large yacht training company based on The South Coast for Cowes week. International film crews and camera teams for major events.

Plan your team or office day out through us. Book a RIB with either a wonderful Yacht or aboard our members Cruisers. As an experienced events orgainiser we can ensure your day is tailored to your needs. Together with our colleagues aboard cruisers and yachts we can offer an end to end service on a variety of vessels (Luxury Motor Cruisers, Racing Yachts & High Speed RIBS) as part of our approach to delivering corporate events - we can include a corporate flag featuring your corporate/company logo.
Our aim is to give everyone a fantastic time on the water so you leave at the end of the day with great memories of your charter. Ask about a half day for your group or a variation on times for your day.
Safe and fast port to port transfers- Do you need to get to the Isle Of Wight or a return to the Mainland? We can offer a bespoke service for you & your team to a location or even a yacht/boat. Trips from Hamble to Cowes can take as little as 20 mins and that's door to door (marina to boat) not just to a ferry terminal. During major events like The Isle of Wight Festivals, Cowes Yachting weeks we can arrange for your transfers aboard our high speed safe craft.

Example trips experiences and adventures.

Trips are based on 10 passengers and include all fuel and berthing fees at any marina calls.
These are just a few examples of some of our more popular routes, we can plan a trip around where you want to go and how long you want to spend on the water.

Cruise ships and historic southampton 2 hrs from £25 per person.

This early evening trip departs from Saxon Wharf on the river Itchen, once out of the river we head up southampton water to view the historic sights of the docks, including the berth where Titanic sailed from, flying boats and piers. Viewing southampton from a different angle. We will then view the cruise ships that are in port and watch them sail away before returning to saxon wharf.

Cowes for lunch 3hrs from £35 per person

This trip departs from Saxon Wharf on the river Itchen, once out of the river we can proceed down southampton water, passing the historic shore of Netley and Royal Victoria Country Park.
Further on we can view the castle at Calshot.
From there we head across the solent to Cowes on the Isle of wight.
Once berthed you will have around 1hr to explore and grab a bite to eat before embarking on the return trip to saxon wharf.

Beautiful Beaulieu 4hrs from £45 per person.

This trip departs from Saxon Wharf on the river Itchen, once out of the river we can proceed down southampton water, passing the historic shore of Netley and Royal Victoria Country Park.
Further on we can view the castle at Calshot.
From there we head out to the western solent, passing cowes on the isle of wight.
We enter the Beaulieu river and slowly cruise to Bucklers Hard, the site of Henry the VIII's shipbuilding yard.
Once berthed at bucklers hard you will have around 2hrs to explore the site and grab a bite to eat.
Back onboard the RIB we head back to saxon wharf taking in more of the sights along the way.

Forts and Gunwharf 5 hrs from £65 per person.

This trip departs from Saxon Wharf on the river Itchen, once out of the river we can proceed down southampton water, passing the historic shore of Netley and Royal Victoria Country Park.
Further one we can view the castle at Calshot.
From there we head down the north channel in to the solent, we visit the historic forts before heading into Portsmouth harbour. Once berthed at Gunwharf quay you will have up to 3hrs to go shopping and grab a bite to eat.
Back onboard we head back along the solent and up Southampton water to saxon wharf.

Needles and Nachos 6 hrs from £75 per person

This trip departs from Saxon Wharf on the river Itchen, once out of the river we can proceed down southampton water, passing the historic shore of Netley and Royal Victoria Country Park.
Further one we can view the castle at Calshot, from here we head out into the western solent, and power out to the far western end of the isle of wight to see the needles. Back in the solent we head for Yarmouth harbour, once berthed you have unto 2 hrs to enjoy the village or grab a bowl of the famous Nachos from the Wheatsheaf Pub. Back onboard we power back up the solent and southampton water to saxon wharf.

Our Services

Groups

RIBS are massive fun and can give you and your party a wonderful time to remember, they are very safe and we operate some of the best on The Solent.

Corporate Days

Plan your team or office day out through us. Book a RIB with either a wonderful Yacht or aboard our members Cruisers. As an experienced events orgainiser we can ensure your day is tailored to your needs.

RIB Charters, Day Trips

Our aim is to give everyone a fantastic time on the water so you leave at the end of the day with great memories of your charter. Ask about a half day for your group or a variation on times for your day.

Family Days

This is a fantastic way to get out on the water for enjoyment with one of The Solents leading RIB Charters Southampton . If you have a special day, an anniversary or a birthday and want to do something different let us look after you aboard our RIBs sightseeing around The Solent.

Transfers

Safe and fast port to port transfers- Do you need to get to the Isle Of Wight or a return to the Mainland? We can offer a bespoke service for you & your team to a location or even a yacht/boat.

Funerals, Ashes at Sea

It is recognised that burial at sea is a long established tradition in the UK, particularly for those who have been associated with the sea..

Media, Photography Charter

The RIBs are also work boat coded under MCA regulations, so we can operate services for you supplying a safety boat for your event, a RIB to carry out survey work, or a boat for photographic, filming, or photographic work.

Product Launches

have experience with product launches varying from yachting clothing where close up shots alongside boats was needed.

Let's Work Together! Tel: 07795 842 231

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Close by at Southampton is the Marina Saxon wharf where we can collect you for your boat trip.
We can collect you/drop you Portsmouth, Cowes, Limington-please just ask. .


2017 Events

Below are some of the majore events in 2017, join in the fun with your own personal Transfers, Shuttles or personal event hire.

Isle fo Wight Festival

Campsite opens 12 noon on Thursday 8 June 2017.

June 2017 8th - 11th

Round the Island Race

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south.

July 2017 1st

Cowes Classic Week

Cowes Classics Week is the leading regatta for classic racing sailboats.

Jluy 201717th - 21st

Cowes Week

There's nothing quite like Cowes Week; the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World.

July 2017 29th - 5th Aug

Fastnet Race, Cowes

For the Rolex Fastnet Race, the fleet starts off from the renowned Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, races out the Solent, along the South Coast of England.

August 2017 6th

Little Britain Challenge

The Little Britain Challenge Cup is held annually in Cowes at Cowes Yacht Haven.

Email us: info@portsideribcharter.com