Step aboard a high speed RIB for what will be a tour like no other. With speeds approaching 50mph you'll experience the exhilaration of surging across the waves and seeing the sights of Portsmouth's famous harbour. You'll see the historic harbour and naval docks followed by a scenic blast around the Napoleonic Forts and in the distance you'll see the Spinnaker Tower. This tower soars over the whole of Gunwharf Quays and you'll take a visit to the top viewing platform, 170 metres high. From up here you can trace your recent trip around the locations of the Solent and give yourself a fright by looking down through the amazing glass floor. Or you can simply enjoy a coffee at the cafeteria whilst marvelling at the breath-taking views of the Isle of Wight and beyond.
On your arrival you will be welcomed by the staff who will ask you to sign in, and will then familiarise you with the experience. You will then be introduced to your skipper and issued with life jackets and waterproofs as required. The skipper will take the group down to the pontoons where a pre-boarding safety brief will be given. After familiarisation with the vessel, it will be 'ropes off' and you'll depart Gunwharf Quay for a brief tour of Portsmouth's harbour before heading out into the Solent. You'll weave amongst the Napoleonic stone forts that span the Solent before heading north. Then its back to the fortified harbour mouth at Old Portsmouth and finally home at Gunwharf Quays where you'll disembark. To finish you'll head to the Spinnaker Tower, where you'll be whisked by a high speed lift to the three levels of viewing platforms to view the far off points of the Solent where you have just been ploughing through the waves!
When can you go?
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, from April to October.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last 1 hour.
You need to know
The minimum age for this activity is 12 years old, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
The minimum height for participants is 1.52m (5ft) The maximum weight for participants is 108kg (17 stone). Please note this experience is not suitable for those with back or neck problems and pregnant women.
You do not require any qualifications to take part in this activity.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be up to 9 other passengers on the RIB.
Family and friends
Spectators are welcome to come and see you depart.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.