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Family days out activities in Sussex

If your looking family days out activities in Sussex then why not try our new boat attraction a go.  Suitable for all ages we can run you up the coast from Eastbourne towards Beachy Head and the best part is you and the family get to drive our powerboat!Family Days out Activities in sussexThe boat can seat four passengers and we have the following 2 activities available:

Speed boat family trip

The 1/2 hour speed boat trip where the skipper takes you for a cruise up the coast towards Beach head past Eastbourne pier and back again to Sovereign Harbour cost £17pp or £60 for the whole boat.

You drive 1 hour trip

This trip is where you get to drive our race prepared Honda Powerboat.You don’t need to have any experience of boating or driving to enjoy this activity. The cost is £45 per person or £135 for the whole boat.

To book just contact us or book online here

Kayak the channel Video

These three guys got across very quickly.  To see the details of their trip the blog can be found here.  The video is also a good watch.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oz4kxyJuTM[/youtube] If your looking for a safety boat to guide you across the worlds busiest shipping lanes by Kayak then contact us to discuss your trip further. You can see what it required for the trip here.

Cap gris nez France by Kayak

Filming at Illfracombe North Devon

Filming at Illfracombe North Devon with the RIB Aintree. Some shots of the trip and area below a shot of Illfracombe harbour. The slipway is only useable 2 hours before and after high tide as you can see from the last photo.
Illfracombe harbour with rib
There were two choppers on hire as well. Three good boys toys on one rugby pitch.
Boys toys
Lundy Island was interesting as only 21 people live there. Interesting disembarking there with a ferry pier the only way off. A 10 knot easterly made for a choppy sea and the rest of the island is just cliffs..
camera crew on riblundy from rib
The Lundy ferry arrived while we were there.lundy ferry arrives
The friendly ferry crew let us board through their side door. The ferry took the swell out of the situation .
Lundy Ferry
George practising his rib driving skills for when he next gets beached.Rib on mud Illfracombe HarbourThe whole day was a good experience and showed that the Bristol channel and the English channel have something in common apart from the channel bit!! They both have rough and confused seas….

Pirate day Hastings 2012

We took a full boat charter on the RIB to view the Red Arrows off Hastings sea front on Pirate day Hastings 2012. The record was broken for the most pirates in one place. The previous record was 8,000. Hastings smashed the record with over 14,000. To finish the day off the red arrows did a display over the sea and our boat. See below for some of the photos
red arrows hastings castleWhat a day for it!!
Busy west hill hastingsEven the West hill was rammed with pirates.
red arrows pirate dayJust missing each other looks great from below.

Kayak channel crossing Thurs 5th July

This trio started their epic journey by crossing the British Channel to France. Escorted by our safety boats they made good speed across the channel and hit the coast just South West of Calais. From there they will follow the European coast to the North Sea before joining the Kiel Canal through Germany. The route will take them onto the coast of Denmark and Sweden before finally arriving in Helsinki in September. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHvM3MAFym0[/youtube]They believe they are among the first people, if not the very first, to complete this entire route by sea kayak and good luck to them its a long way. They will be paddling over 1,600 miles over the next three months  If you want to donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK you can do so here on their Just giving page.

The Crossing

The weather was perfect, pretty much the only perfect day for that sort of crossing in the last three months. Once launched at Dungeness lifeboat station after the fog had lifted they used the 3 knot North Easterly current to push them up the channel towards Calais.  This was planned so they could get as far up the French coast before the tide turned and pushed them back down towards Bolounge. There is a six hour window before the current heads the other way. These kayaks only cruise at 3-4 knots so the current makes a massive difference.  The trio then set up camp for the night and we headed back to Dover to fuel up for the return journey to Rye Harbour.

Thinking of doing it yourself

We have a couple of slots left this year to escort you across so get in touch as soon as possible to discuss and reserve your week. The cost is £950 for 1 boat that covers 2 kayaks. The cost for 2 safety boats is £1750 all in which covers up to 4 kayaks.

Things to do in Rye

Looking for things to do in Rye during your stay. We can offer boat rides from Rye Harbour a mile outside town or if you came by train we can pick you up from the centre of Rye at the Strand Quay.

Other things to do in Rye

The Rye bay boat trip starts at £12 per person and runs most weekends. It is best to contact us to book as spaces fill up fast.

Longer charters are available in either the RIB or the Honda Powerboat experience where you get to drive.

Power boat trip from Rye

Blowing away the cobwebs in the X-pole honda powerboat trip out of Rye yesterday. Loving the early summer weather for boat trips. The X-pole does fly with only 2 people on board. Delmar our other Honda powerboat boat in the background.

Boat trip deals

Book 3 places on our Honda Powerboat experience £45pp & get the 4th absolutely FREE. Normally £180 per hour for the whole boat you get it for £135. You can either go as three people and get 20 mins driving each or split it between four.
Boat trip Deal
Makes a great present for mothers day or just book up for the easter weekend for your group. When you book three places we will automatically add the fourth place for you free. These boat trip deals are only available with online bookings.

Rye bay boat trips £14pp

Rye bay Boat tripAre you Staying in Rye or Camber for the Easter weekend. We are offering boat trips round Rye bay on the 6th,7th,8th & 9th of April. £14 per person for 30 mins on board our RIB. We can seat 9 passengers per trip. Each trip takes in Camber Sands & the fairway buoy 2 miles off the Sussex coast. For more details of these trips see Rye Bay boat trips

Booking your seat

Early booking is highly recommended as the seats fill up fast. You can book online or do contact us

New Charter Rib

New Charter RIBOur New Charter Rib is being built by Redbay Boats of Northern Ireland. The new boat is 7.4 meters long & powered by a Mercury Optimax 250HP outboard.

With seating for 10 passengers and a long range fuel tank holding 320 litres it has a range of 300 miles. Equipped with all the toys such as Garmin 750 touchscreen plotter with HD Radar. Icom AIS ship tracking system & VHF DSC radio. Onboard ipod docking stereo.
rib charter rye