Island RIB Voyages

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Island Rib Voyages

Fast family-friendly boat trips in an open RIB. Visit bays, caves and islands, and see local wildlife on the way. There’s a choice of exhilarating trips, with their friendly and informative guides. See our islands from a whole different perspective and enjoy the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. They do great children’s parties and group charters for families (highly recommended).  Suitable for anyone 3 years and up, lifejackets and protective clothing provided.

10% discount on Charters

Please advise your unique Family Card number at time of booking, card details will be verified.
More details about Charters with IRV can be found below.

Island RIB Voyages

10% discount on Parties

Please advise your unique Family Card number at time of booking, card details will be verified.
Give them the ultimate thrill ride for that special occasion, details can be found below.

Island RIB Voyages

Island RIB Voyages operates the Catamaran Bumblebee as well as the RIB Kernow Explorer. Twelve passengers can be carried in complete safety on the RIB, which is fully insured and approved by the Guernsey authorities. With the air-filled inflatable ring around the hull, she is virtually unsinkable and equipped to the highest standards with the latest electronic navigation aids and lifesaving equipment.

Hospitality is the keynote of the service offered. Guests are welcomed by the Skipper and made to feel at home. A full safety briefing is given at the beginning of each journey. Their knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the local wildlife as well as lots about local history and folklore.

Based on the beautiful island of Guernsey, Island RIB Voyages offers the the perfect way to explore the coasts and islands up close on a fast and wild thrill ride you won’t forget!


Island RIB Voyages offers a range of thrilling experiences:

Herm Explorer: Their best wildlife cruise. Visit the islets, reefs and beaches of the beautiful island of Herm. A must-do trip for nature enthusiasts, with the possibility of seeing Atlantic Grey Seals, puffins, guillemots and more. Your guide will also tell you about Herm’s rich history and answer any questions you have about the islands.

Sark Coast and Caves Experience: Speed across to Sark’s spectacular west coast, marvel at the cliff scenery and learn about the island’s rich folklore. There’s the chance to see a Peregrine Falcon swooping, fulmars cackling on their nests or guillemots lined up on the cliff ledges. Weave amongst the gullies and whizz through the breathtaking narrow Gouliot Passage before visiting and going inside some spectacular caves.

Hanois lighthouse and south coast: Run along Guernsey’s east and south coasts as you zip down to the south west corner and get right up close to the spectacular 108 ft tall lighthouse. There’s a lot to see on the way there and back and you’ll learn about shipwrecks and see some of the formidable World War II fortifications. Your guide will tell you about Guernsey’s fascinating history, while keeping an eye out for any local wildlife.

Legends of the Coast: Whizz along the east coast of Guernsey on the RIB. Whilst in amongst the dramatic cliff scenery you’ll learn about smugglers, pirates, the great bass scandal, what killed the Governor’s wife, unsoldierly activities in a loophole tower, the pirate who hanged . . . and hanged, where the werewolves lived. They will show you the island’s smallest fort, where Victor Hugo walked and swam, and much more. You’ll see both Napoleonic and German fortifications – both important parts of our history.


They also do great children’s parties. Give your children the ultimate thrill ride, IRV takes up to 10 children and requires two responsible adults to accompany them.

Fast Blast: Blow their socks off with the 30-minute Fast Blast, zipping along the coast and showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way.

Treasure Trail: Hold on for a high-speed run to Herm for a choice of exciting treasure hunts letting you explore the whole island. That’ll work up an appetite, so why not round off the adventure with a picnic on the beach or lunch at the Mermaid Tavern and zoom back when you’re ready?

Puffins and Seals: Blast across the Little Russel and from April to mid-July you have the opportunity of seeing puffins around the Herm and Jethou coast. The team at ITV knows where to find these comical little chaps and will get you as close as they can. Then you’ll zoom up to the north of Herm where you have time to look at our local seal colony where you may see 10 or more of our resident Atlantic Grey Seals. Then you’ll hurtle back to town via some interesting channels.


Charter a fast RIB for your own private or corporate occasions on the water.

Just for fun, take your friends, your clients, your staff or your club for an outing to remember. Go anywhere you like, do anything you like, when you like. IRV takes up to 12 passengers in complete safety.

For a special day out charter the fast and exciting RIB. Laze and swim in a secluded cove or visit the reefs and islets around our shores. See seals, seabirds and maybe puffins and dolphins. We have so much to visit within easy reach and IRV will do everything they can to make yours a day to remember.

Many commercial and financial businesses, States departments, community organisations and private individuals have already enjoyed the Island RIB Voyages experience and you can choose from one of their ready-made adventures or IRV can create a bespoke cruise just for you and your guests.

I took a friend on the Sark Explorer and saw things I have never seen before. I had wanted to visit a few caves in Sark for ages and on this trip the skipper took us quite deep into a couple of Sark cave systems. The skill of the skipper was incredible as the boat was only inches away from the rocks.

Sarah, Guernsey

Did the Herm tour with my husband and 3 kids and we all thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Dan and Laura were a brilliant crew – Laura was very knowledgeable and gave some interesting insights to the history, and Dan was a great skipper who thrilled us all with his spectacular ‘donuts’ in the water! We saw some Seals and had an exhilarating ride round Herm and back again. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Tammy H

Opening Hours:

Bus terminus kiosk open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Boats operate most days at various times until the end of September. Schedules and availability can be found HERE


Information and ticket sales kiosk is located at the bus terminus in St Peter Port.

Boarding point is at the Inter Island Quay – that’s the quay adjacent to the Condor terminal where the Herm and Sark boats board. (Please be at the boarding point at least 15 minutes before your trip to give time for fitting lifejackets and loading the boat).

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