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Rib Rides

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GO BALLISTIC

Southwest Rib Rides is a small family owned business that caters for the whole family. Whether you fancy a quick ride or a guided tour cruising around the bay discovering the hidden gems the English Riviera has to offer, there’s a reason Torbay remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK!

Southwest Rib Rides is run by our highly qualified experienced Skippers to ensure you are in safe hands as you experience what the bay has to offer by sea. Our Rib (rigid inflatable boat) ‘Go Ballistic’ has a 300hp Yamaha engine , custom built & with leather seats that can carry up to 11 passengers, ensuring an exhilarating ride in total comfort. We have a range of different rides to suit the whole family.

We are passionate about ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all our passengers and our aim is to provide you with an unforgettable experience! Don’t just take our word for it though come and have a ride. Remember booking online is essential to guarantee the time and date you would like!

Southwest Rib Rides Torbay, Devon

Our Trips

The Wave Breaker

The Wave Breaker - £18.00 PP

Duration: 30 minutes

Explore the beautiful Brixham coastline from the comfort of ‘Go Ballistic’. Reaching speeds of up to 30 Knots, this fast paced ride will delight the whole family!

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The Coastal Explorer

The Coastal Explorer - £30.00 PP

Duration: 1 hour

This experience offers a more relaxed cruise discovering some of the bays most beautiful spaces including Elberry Cove, Paignton Pier and Thatcher’s rock, it’s definitely an opportunity for some fantastic photos!

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Half a day

Half a day - POA

Duration: 4 hours

Whether you’d like breakfast in Torquay, lunch in Salcombe or to simply cruise along the dart to discover one of the many exceptionally beautiful riverside villages, our expert skipper will take you there.

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Hen, Stag, Birthday parties etc

Hen, Stag, Birthday parties etc - POA

Duration: Various

If you would like to hire the rib for a party/ event then please contact us directly so we can create a package just for you.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you keep me safe while on the rib?

Our skippers are fully qualified to a minimum of a powerboat level 2, our main skipper has his yacht masters (but all our skippers have an extensive amount of experience on the water) all skippers are first aid trained and have completed their sea safety course. We provide life jackets (which will be checked by your skipper before you ride on the rib to ensure they fit correctly) The rib is fully insured and is checked/ serviced regularly. You will also have to read and sign a disclaimer and listen to a safety briefing whilst aboard the boat.

Can I take photos?

Due to the fast-paced nature of the rib ride we do not recommend taking photos whilst the boat is moving, however there will be photo opportunities during the ride where the skipper will slow down/ stop so you can take in the beautiful scenery and if you’re lucky you might even see some of the spectacular wildlife around the bay. Please note we cannot except any liability for any loss or damaged to cameras/ phones etc. while on board.

Is there are weight restriction?

There is no set weight restriction, however you must be able to get in and out of the boat and be able to sit on the seats comfortably

Is there an age restriction?

The minimum age to ride on the rib is age 6 (however this is a the discretion of the skipper) there must be an available life jacket to fit you and under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, please note you may be asked to sit on the bench seat in front of the skipper for your own safety

Is there any parking available?

There is a marina car park located just a short distance from the rib which is on Berry Head Rd, Brixham TQ5 9AB. However, this a fairly small car park, the main car park is a short walk away located on Middle St, Brixham TQ5 8DY.

If I arrive early is there anywhere I can wait?

There is no dedicated ‘waiting area’ however there are plenty of benches along the marina wall you can sit on, whilst taking in the beautiful view you will be able to see the rib coming back into the marina. You may wait at the top of the slip way but please do not wait on the pontoon as we cannot ensure your safety.

What do I wear?

Whatever the weather please ensure you have something warm/ something to keep the wind off. Even if the sun is shining and it’s a hot day you might find it’s a bit chilly while out at sea. We advise you not wear any loose clothing or accessories (e.g. glasses, hats, scarves etc.) as you might lose them while aboard and unfortunately, we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage. You will need to wear your life jacket at all times.

Do you have a place for my possessions?

Unfortunately, we don’t have anywhere to keep any belongings, however you can take a small bag on board, at the discretion of the skipper and at your own risk, we cannot except any responsibility for any loss or damage to any possessions taken on-board.

Can I hire the whole boat and how many people can fit on board?

You are able to hire the whole boat with our skipper, please phone us on 07860831531 for more information, to find out about our group packages and to check available dates. The boat can hold up to 11 people.

How do I book a trip?

We recommend you book online to get the time/date you would like. We do offer on the day trips but we cannot guarantee there will be a slot available on that day.

What happens if the weather is bad and I have pre-booked a trip?

The weather is unfortunately out of our control and can change quickly, we will contact you if the weather isn’t looking too good and will offer you an alternative time/ date to book. If you are unsure then please do not hesitate to contact us on 07860831531, we will endeavour to contact you with as much notice to avoid disappointment where possible.

What happens if I am late?

To be fair on all passengers please ensure you arrive at least 10 mins early, unfortunately no refunds will be given for late arrivals (please bear in mind in summer there will be more traffic coming into Brixham).

What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance, or in case of a no-show.

A cancellation fee of 10% applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance, alternatively if we have enough notice and have spaces available we can change the date for you but this will be down to availability and at the company’s discretion.

Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

Find us

We are located on the events pontoon at Brixham marina. There will be plenty of signs along the way to show you where to go / where the meeting point is

There is a marina car park located just a short distance from the rib which is on Berry Head Rd, Brixham TQ5 9AB. However, this a fairly small car park, the main car park is a short walk away located on Middle St, Brixham TQ5 8DY.

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Safety and Terms & Conditions

Your safety is our top priority and we work hard to ensure that every aspect of your ride is as safe as possible. All our skippers are fully qualified not only to skipper the boat but also in sea safety, first aid and fire safety.

Before you board the rib, you will be asked to read and sign a disclaimer, you will then be fitted with a life jacket which will be double checked by your skipper to ensure it is fitted correctly. While slowly cruising out of the marina you will then hear a safety briefing over the radio and will be given the chance to ask your skipper any questions about your safety/ safety of others on board.

Large luggage/ bags/ items are not permitted on-board the vessel, small hand luggage/ bags/ items can be taken on board, please be aware that we are  not able to accept any liability for any items that are lost overboard, stolen or broken while aboard the vessel. This includes hats, glasses and cameras etc.

Please note all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (1 child under 12 per adult). Any children between the age of 6 and 12 may be asked to sit on the double seat in front of the console with their adult.

The skipper will tailor the ride to suit the lowest ability of their passengers. Anyone with back problems, muscle injuries, broken bones or are pregnant are not permitted to be aboard the vessel. This will be down to the discretion of your skipper, he has the right to refuse any person aboard if they feel they are not fit or not well enough to compromise the safety of themselves and others on board, this includes if they cannot find a life jacket that fits properly or if the skipper feels the passenger is under the influence of drink or drugs and are at risk of putting themselves or others in danger.

Please be aware that due to unforeseen circumstances, and incidents out of our control (e.g. refuelling, boat checks etc.) your ride may be delayed or need to be moved to a later time in the day. We will, where possible contact you prior to your ride to inform you if there are any delays with your ride.

CAUTION:  RIBS WHILST SAFE AND EXCITING, ARE ALSO DYNAMIC AND ARE LIKELY TO BE SUBJECTED TO SIGNIFICANT SHOCK LOADS. THIS EVENT WILL NOT SUIT THOSE WHO HAVE NECK, BACK, HIP, KNEE, ANKLE, BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION MADE WORSE BY SHOCK LOADS. RIBS WILL NOT SUIT THOSE WHO ARE EITHER PREGNANT OR ARE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERWEIGHT AND ARE UNSUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONSUMED ALCOHOL OR TAKEN INTOXICATING DRUGS.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE RIDING.

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Email: info@southwestribrides.co.uk

Mobile: 07376 558 512

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The Wave Breaker - £18.00 PP

Duration: 30 minutes

Explore the beautiful Brixham coastline from the comfort of ‘Go Ballistic’. Reaching speeds of up to 30 Knots, this fast paced ride will delight the whole family! Our expert skipper will take you out of Brixham harbour, you will cruise along the Brixham coastline enjoying sights such as Berry Head, Elberry Cove & more.

This 30 minute package includes a 10 minute safety briefing and 20 minutes on the water. Life jacket included

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The Coastal Explorer - £30.00 PP

Duration: 1 hour

This experience offers a more relaxed cruise discovering some of the bays most beautiful spaces including Elberry Cove, Paignton Pier and Thatcher’s rock, it’s definitely an opportunity for some fantastic photos!

Cruising at speeds of up to 26 knots your skipper will reveal the hidden gems of Torbay, discovering what the beautiful bay has to offer. If you are lucky you might spot some of the local wildlife, such as Brixham’s expanding family of seals and the Dolphins who regularly visit.

This tour is the perfect opportunity to explore Torbay by sea and promises views that cannot be beaten!

This is a 1 hour package, it includes a 10-minute safety briefing and life jacket fitting with 50 minutes on the water. Life jackets are included.

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Half a day - POA

Duration: 4 hours

Whether you’d like breakfast in Torquay, lunch in Salcombe or to simply cruise along the dart to discover one of the many exceptionally beautiful riverside villages, our expert skipper will take you there.

You will meet your skipper at our Brixham mooring, receive a safety briefing and then be welcomed aboard ‘Go Ballistic’.

You will cruise along to your chosen destination, stopping along the way to see some of the highlights of the beautiful coastline. Hopefully you will even see some fantastic wildlife such as the local seals and maybe some dolphins!

After a couple of hours at your chosen destination you will then head back to Brixham, depending on your preference you can either have a relaxed cruise back or a high paced return, incorporating tight turns, high speeds and manoeuvers.

For your bespoke package please contact us below for more info.

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Hen, Stag, Birthday parties etc - POA

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