60 Minute Solent Powerboat Experience

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Speed around the Solent in Southampton with this exhilarating 60 minute RIB ride!

  • Southampton (Hampshire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 23 £45

60 Minute Solent Powerboat Experience

Speed around the Solent in Southampton with this exhilarating 60 minute RIB ride!

This RIB powerboat experience in Southampton lets you see the south coast from the sea, as you blast your way around the Solent in a powerful Rigid Inflatable Boat! This is a marvellously exhilarating experience; feel the wind in your hair and the sea-spray on your face as you bounce along the water's surface at serious speeds!

The RIB experience begins at the Ocean Village Marina, where you will meet the crew and have a full safety briefing and life jacket fitting, and you'll be instructed on how to sit safely in the RIB. After this, it's time to head to the pontoon, climb aboard the powerboat with the rest of the group, and get ready for the ride of your life! Your powerboat captain will take you out into the water. As you leave Ocean Village and hit open waters, you'll start to get a great view of the coast. Things get taken up a notch once you turn towards the Solent, as you pick up some speed and start to bounce across the swell, or jump the wakes left by the Red Jet Cats that will be out on the water with you. Your experienced captain will put the powerboat through its paces, showing you just what these RIBs are made of as they handle some tight turns, thrilling jumps and exciting wake rides.

This 60 minute RIB ride in Southampton is a fantastic way to get an idea of what these beautiful boats can do in the hands of a pro, and it's a superb experience gift for thrill seekers in Southampton!

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This Southampton RIB powerboat experience runs 7 days a week from March to October, and weekends only from November to February.

All bookings are subject to availability.


The minimum age to enjoy this Solent powerboating experience is 8 years.

All children participating in the RIB ride must be able to hold themselves onto the jockey seat on the boat. Legs must be at least 24 inches to sit safely on the seats.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult during the RIB ride.

If children are under 16, there must be one adult present for each child.

Maximum Weight is 18 stone.

You must be physically fit to enjoy the Solent RIB experience, as it is quite a high-impact experience. The powerboat experience is not suitable for pregnant women, or those suffering from bad backs or necks. Any relevant medical conditions must be disclosed when booking the experience.


Experience Duration: 01:00

Time Spent at Venue: 01:15

This is a 60 minute powerboat experience that includes a 15 minute introduction and briefing. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the experience.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The 60 Minute Solent Powerboat Experience is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: +10

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

The RIB can hold up to 12 people. This powerboat ride is not suitable for spectators, however if family and friends want to accompany you, they are welcome to wait at the Ocean Village Marine while you enjoy your Solent powerboat experience. There are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to keep them entertained!

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What to wear

All necessary safety equipment, including lifejackets, will be provided on the day. Waterproofs can be hired from the centre for £5 each.

You should dress for the weather on the day. Please don't wear high heels; trainers or flat boots are ideal. In sunny weather, we recommend sunscreen and sunglasses. You should also bring a change of clothing for after the powerboat ride, as you may get wet!


The Southampton powerboat ride is a weather dependent experience. If bad weather causes your experience to be cancelled for safety reasons, the centre will contact you to let you know, and get you booked in for another RIB experience.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

Words can't describe only ...........An experience where when you engage in it you get to feel freedom, fear, excitement, power and tranquility all rolled into one. Wow!

- London
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Powerboating Review

Did this experience as part of a birthday weekend of cool stuff. Overall it was worth doing and GVFM given the duration of the overall experience. Would I do it again? Probably not as I have ticked "speed boats" off my list. But I would recommend it to others

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Really good fun day out - just wish i'd been out there longer!

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£ 23 £45