Adventure Voyages offers you a memorable fast boat excursions in our purpose built 9 metre/30 foot Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).
Our departures are from Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4AB (Map). Mudeford is about 100 miles west of London, 25 miles west of Southampton and 5 miles east of Bournemouth.
Our trips are suitable for families.
We offer the following guided marine Adventure Voyages:
BAY BLAST. Enjoy a thrilling and exhilarating 20 minute “Blast around the Bay”. Travelling at speeds of 30 knots (35 mph) for about 5 nautical miles. Minimum 4 persons, minimum age 4 years. View an extract of the trip on Youtube
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Travel at speeds of 30 knots (35mph) along the South coast of Dorset then Hampshire and into the Solent. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Yarmouth for a look around, or lunch or for a bus tour to the Needles Lighthouse. Price depends on how long you have ashore in Yarmouth. From £30. Minimum 4 persons, minimum age 8 years.
NEEDLES LIGHTHOUSE. SOUTHBOUND TOUR. Operates daily, duration about 1 ¼ hours. About 20 nautical miles round trip to the Needles Lighthouse, sight of shipwrecks, inaccessible cliffs for bird watchers, smugglers caves and the coloured sands of Alum Bay. Minimum 6 persons, minimum age 8 years.
POOLE: BROWNSEA ISLAND, SANDBANKS and views of OLD HARRY ROCKS. Enjoy fast boat ride (Min 6 persons) along the coast westwards, passing Boscombe then Bournemouth Piers and close by “Millionaires Row” at Sandbanks as seen on TV (see where the other half live). From there we pass close to Brownsea Island and Castle in Poole Harbour. On the way home admire panoramic views of OLD Harry Rocks, which is part of the Jurassic coast World Heritage Site. Minimum age 8 years.
COWES ISLE OF WIGHT. EASTBOUND TOUR. Two and a half hours duration. About a 42 nautical miles. Operates by prior arrangement. This trip takes you at speed through The Solent passing the sailing centres of Yarmouth and Lymington, and on to Cowes. We will transit the Medina River to watch the moored yachts. Minimum 6 persons, minimum age 6 years.
RED ARROWS. Cruise to Bournemouth Pier to watch the Red Arrows perform in the BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL. This really is a fantastic display. You will have an unobstructed view of the Red Arrows virtually overhead and the noise is something else. Timings are not known until May/June however you can register your interest by calling 01202 488 662. Tickets from £30. Minimum age 8 years.
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Our Boat “SENSATION”
Our bright orange Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) called “SENSATION” is 9 metre/30 foot long and powered by 2 x 200HP petrol engines, is licensed to carry 12 passengers. We are authorised by Christchurch Borough Council to operate sea and harbour pleasure trips from Mudeford Quay and Mudeford Sandbank .
We aim to provide an unforgettable tour that includes spectacular scenery and marine bird life with the exhilaration of travelling at speed onboard our new R.I.B. The boat is very similar to the new inshore RNLI lifeboats that are stationed at Mudeford Quay and around the UK. We intend to obtain speeds of about 30 knots which is 35 miles per hour, if the sea and weather conditions permit. Our RIB is capable of greater speed.
We are licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to operate 20 miles from a safe haven, in good weather and in daylight. The end of daylight is defined as one hour after sunset. Amongst other safety equipment the “SENSATION” carries the required liferaft for all onboard and a first aid kit.